IE 7 no features on Adanced tab


I have no advanced features. I went back to ie7 from 9. I have tried all of the resets, and reinstalling. nothing works. what can I do short of reinstalling vista from scratch?
I dumped 9 because it caused this problem. My Vista CD's came with my laptop, but I have to wipe the drive to use them.
Then try the system file check option.


I just checked a few things and realized that this could happen for several reasons, 1) past infection, did you have any? 2) indiscriminate use of registry cleaners - did you use any of those? 3) Your version of Windows is missing updates and/or is not a full registered version, does any of that apply?

If you want to reinstall IE9 and try the following which I just found on the web:

There is a simple solution to the blank advanced tab, which has been a problem with all versions of IE off and on.

1. Go to Start -> Run and type in;

regsvr32 /n /i inetcpl.cpl

2. Hit enter.

The missing options should now be restored.

Make sure you keep the spaces as shown, copy and paste is best.


I amended the above post to include a fix for the problem. Try it, The blank Advanced tab is due to a missing registry key. Why it's missing is anyone's guess.
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