Update 22/09/2013: Looks like there is a bit more under the hood regarding Enhanced Protected Mode – read more here.
Here’s another quick tip for Windows 8 users.
In prior versions of 64-bit Windows there were two versions of Internet Explorer that came as part of the operating system. One was the regular 32-bit version as well as a native 64-bit version. An ongoing problem with 64-bit Internet Explorer is that plugins designed for the 32-bit version aren’t compatible with it but you still might fancy using it on Windows 8.
So, here’s how you enable it:
- Open Internet Explorer 10 on the desktop,
- Click the Settings cog up the top right corner of the window,
- Click the Advanced tab,
- Scroll down until you see Enable Enhanced Protected Mode* and tick the box next to it,
- Click OK,
- Restart Internet Explorer.
If you want to go back to 32-bit IE10 just head back in, untick the box and then restart Internet Explorer 10.