Microsoft reveals ‘important issues’ with Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1


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Microsoft has released a document containing a bit of information on ‘important issues’ that one may experience with Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1. Microsoft has simply outlined critical issues that might require avoidance or a workaround to get Windows 8.1 installed and running properly.

Microsoft has outlined an issue with Work Folders in the Release Notes, which you can download via the source link below. “The client and server must be running the same milestone release for Work Folders to function properly. For example, if the server is running this milestone release of Windows Server 2012 R2, the client must be running the same milestone release of Windows 8.1,” the document states.

As for Internet Explorer 11, issues involving Input Method Editor (IME) and Adobe Flash Player are listed in the release notes. Here is what the notes states:

  • Input Method Editor (IME) input does not accept non-Latin characters with Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer. Only Latin characters can be inserted with an IME. To avoid this, use Internet Explorer for desktop.
  • If you visit a website that contains Adobe Flash Player-based content, no PlayTo endpoints are listed in the Devices charm. There is no workaround at this time.
  • When you pause Adobe Flash Player-based content in Internet Explorer and switch to Internet Explorer for desktop, the content might not be visible when you return. To avoid this, do not pause content when switching to the desktop. If this has already occurred, try refreshing the web page.

While most consumers would be unaware of these issues, it is nice to see Microsoft offer a quick rundown of what issues are currently unfixed in the Windows 8.1. No word on if Microsoft is actively looking to address these issues and if we will see it fixed before Windows 8.1 is made available on October 18th.

The update to Windows 8, called Windows 8.1, recently hit RTM and was released on MSDN and TechNet. This update is expected to be released for Windows 8 users October 17th, and to everyone else on the 18th.

Thanks for the tip, @Windows4live!