IE8 freeze in Windows7 accessing adobe.com

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by NoSatori, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. NoSatori

    NoSatori

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    In my Windows 7 Parallels VMs IE8 always freezes when I try to access the adobe.com site in any way, including all attempts to install the Flash player or plugin. This also happens when I try to install the Flash player/plugin indirectly, for example by trying to start a flash movie on another site in IE. This is making it impossible for me to install Flash for IE. I normally don't use IE at all (Flash works in Firefox) but some of the programs I need depend on the IE HTML rendering engine and they also appear to access Flash via IE, so this is kind of a show stopper.

    This is happening both in 64-bit Windows 7 and 32-bit version. In the 64-bit version it happens with both the 32- and 64-bit versions of IE8.

    I also have two Macs and it's happening on both of them: A 2.2GHz MacBook Pro (2nd generation) with 4GB of RAM and a Mac Pro Octo (2nd generation) with 16GB of memory.

    I just updated Parallels to the latest build and was hoping that this might have been fixed, but no luck so far. Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. ForrestC

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    I am running snow leopard on a mac book pro, parallels 4.0 latest build and window 7 64-bit. I went to adobe.com, installed flash player 10 and shock wave and had no issues.
     
  3. NoSatori

    NoSatori

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    Hmm... Maybe it only happens on Leopard. I'm still on Leopard because I'm in the middle of a large project and don't want to run any risks until I have the time to do a clean install.
     
  4. NoSatori

    NoSatori

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    I just did a clean install of Snow Leopard and installed the Apple updates before running Parallels and I still get the same issue. IE freezes completely on accessing the Adobe site, making it impossible to install Flash or any other Adobe plugins in IE. This seems to be a Parallels issue -- works fine with the same build of Windows 7 installed directly on hardware on a regular PC. I'd be really happy if someone could help with this, it makes software testing work in Parallels very difficult.
     

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