Lost password for IE8

  SB23 17:38 20 Jan 2011

I've been adjusting some of my setting, and I've come across a little problem.
While working on the settings for Internet Explorer it asks me for a password with a hint, but I didn't set it, honest, and now IE8 isn't working.
Any easy ideas as it seems its not always possible to uninstall not to mention that it can upset Windows itself>



  Sea Urchin 17:44 20 Jan 2011

Have a look through this - and try to create your password. You can access Internet Options through the Control Panel

click here

  Sea Urchin 17:46 20 Jan 2011

Under the content tab you should be able to disable the use of the content advisor

  SB23 19:48 20 Jan 2011

Thats the problem.
Without the correct password I can't get access to where I want to be, and I didn't set it in the first place.

  northumbria61 20:09 20 Jan 2011

May I suggest - under Tools - Internet Options - Advanced Tab you "reset" your "Internet Explorer Settings"

  SB23 21:03 20 Jan 2011

The reset has worked to get IE working again, but I still cannot access content advisor to enable it, without the password that I do not know.

  Sea Urchin 21:07 20 Jan 2011

As I said before you don't need the password to access the Internet Options window

  SB23 21:15 20 Jan 2011

I know, the content tab works but then its the content advisor to enable that is asking for a password.

  northumbria61 21:27 20 Jan 2011

Does this help click here - it should remove/reset the password "you never had"

  SB23 19:05 21 Jan 2011

Thanks for the link, although I'd seen the registry fix before, I was really trying to avoid it, but it does look like its my only option.
I'll have a read.

  northumbria61 12:27 22 Jan 2011

Let me know how you get on.

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