I recently upgraded my laptop from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1 pro, before doing so..I had a different version of internet explore installed. Everything seemed to work correctly, such as my gmail account..now after performing the upgrade, using the 'desktop' version of internet explorer 11, there are several sites ( including gmail ) that don't load correctly. As far as gmail goes..after I sign in, it shows the blue progress bar, it gets to about 90%, and then freezes. I've asked a question in a different forum ( microsoft answers ) but so far, nobody has answered my question correctly. Of course I'm not the only one having this issue, since upgrading to windows 8.1 . Has anyone else had this issue, and how / if could you correct it ?