The reason I ask about this is that maybe some setting could be changed to make Internet Explorer work properly and not "stop working"...
A family member with Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 10 suddenly is unable to open IE either through the shortcut or directly on the iexplore.exe file; but on the other hand, no trouble occurs if IE is right-clicked and Run As Administrator. So IE on the machine DOES work, but only if Run As Administrator.
I tried to help by looking in the Internet Explorer Properties - Security tab on another machine to compare, but everything (except an extra user type, S-1-15-2-1, on Win7 not shown on Win Vista) appears to be the same.
The windows Vista machine used for comparison has IE 9. The Windows 7 machine on which "IE stopped working" happens is 64bit windows and there is installation of IE 10 in both the Program Files path AND the Program Files (x86) path.
The exact "error" message when IE stops is :
Internet Explorer has stopped working.
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
Hopefully someone knows about some setting or option that could be changed or checked so that the user or anyone else not need to Run As Administrator but may just double click the desktop icon as normal to run IE.