I have always really liked Internet Explorer 8. The new tab feature has been missing in past versions to keep Internet Explorer from being as functional as Firefox. I have known many people that install Firefox just for the tabbed browsing. Keep up the good work, Microsoft.
One really annoying feature of Internet Explorer 8 is the automatic crash recovery feature. If your Internet Explorer session crashes, it probably means that there is something wrong with the website itself or your computer is missing a critical component or plugin to make the site function properly. Furthermore, this Internet Explorer session crash is probably making your computer very slow as it consumes a massive amount of processor cycles and/or memory. Your only desire at this point is to get that page closed and regain control of your computer again. Finally, you are able to get the offending website closed. Wait a minute, Internet Explorer just recovered the failed website page and your computer is locked up again. Just like that, this handy little feature just became much less desirable.
Here is your chance to stop this worthless little feature. Read below!
1. Run the Registry Editor (Type Regedit in Start Search or Run command).
2. Navigate to the following registry key branch:
* Note: If the registry key (i.e. Internet Explorer and/or Recovery) does not exist, then create each one manually by right clicking on each parent branch and choosing New -> Key. Name the key according to the path above.
3. In the right pane, create a new DWORD value by right clicking on blank space and choose New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value, and then name it as NoReopenLastSession.
4. Double-click on NoReopenLastSession and set its value data to 1.
5. Exit Registry Editor.
6. Restart Internet Explorer for the change to take effect.
I hope this helps you out. Internet Explorer session crashes are not avoidable if your search the internet enough. If a site does crash your Internet Explorer browser session, you certainly don’t want it restored, recovered, revitalized, or anything. You just want it to go away.
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