How to Fix the “This page can’t be displayed” Error in Internet Explorer 10February 28th, 2013
Having just set up a new install of Windows 7 two days earlier, I learned that Internet Explorer 10 was now available for that OS. So I downloaded and installed it, only to find that it didn’t work. Every URL gave the same error message: “This page can’t be displayed.” My other browsers worked, so it wasn’t the network or the connection. After searching for a while, I found the answer from the linked article. To summarize:
- Click the cog wheel towards the upper right part of the IE10 window. This will open a menu.
- Select “Internet Options” from the menu. This will open the options window.
- Select the “Advanced” tab.
- Scroll down to the “Security” section.
- Check the “Enhanced Protection Mode” option.
- Save the options and restart the computer. Problem fixed!
UPDATE (10/30/2015): For a technical explanation of why this works, please refer to this article from Microsoft. For a less technical explanation of what “Enhanced Protection Mode” does, I recommend this article.
[link]Doug White Says:
April 11th, 2013 at 11:13 am
Thank you for this answer. It was quite upsetting to experience something that should just work. At one point it seemed to self correct later to reappear as a problem.
[link]alan englert Says:
June 27th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
I have seen your solution in this and other posts but…. my IE 10 does not have that option. Any idea what I need to do to get it?
[link]Chad Cloman Says:
July 15th, 2013 at 9:53 am
Unfortunately I don’t have any further information. Is this by any chance a work computer that has policy settings specified by the IT department? Or perhaps your version of Windows 7 is the issue — I’m using Win 7 Pro 64-bit.
September 9th, 2013 at 9:01 am
Many thanks, this worked for me.
November 25th, 2013 at 10:51 am
Hasn’t worked for me at all
December 21st, 2013 at 4:49 am
Your solution worked like a charm for a problem that was becoming more and more annoying. Thanks!
January 25th, 2014 at 9:15 am
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January 30th, 2014 at 2:16 pm
Thank you so much! This worked great!
April 25th, 2014 at 9:33 pm
July 13th, 2014 at 2:48 pm
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[link]Beki Nobles Says:
October 16th, 2014 at 12:55 pm
I have the same error, on Facebook.com only. I am running IE 11. There is no ‘enhanced protection mode’ to check (:0( Any ideas?
November 26th, 2014 at 11:45 am
Thank you immensely….It worked! You saves many days of nightmare!!!!!!! Thank you.
[link]Richard Seales Says:
February 11th, 2015 at 9:38 am
I went to Enhanced Protection Mode and it was already checked and I still have the problem with “this page can’t be displayed”
[link]Karthick S Says:
October 13th, 2015 at 11:57 am
Thanks for the suggestion. It was very useful. I was trying to solve this issue for 2 hrs. Finally I saw your post and solved my issue. Thanks a lot.
October 29th, 2016 at 10:57 pm
Hi, I tried your suggestion but I’m still having the same problem, but it’s only with gov sites and I’m in Korea, not a base but outside of a base.
[link]Chad Cloman Says:
October 30th, 2016 at 5:20 am
Hi Roberto, as I understand it now, the issue comes down to security. When enhanced protection mode is enabled, your security preferences are tightened down significantly, specifically your “zone” and its permissions. So I suggest going into the security zone settings and see if you can figure it out there.
November 29th, 2018 at 4:22 am
Thank you immenselyâ€¦.It worked! You saves many days of nightmare!!!!!!! Thank you.