Installing Internet Explorer 9 doesn't apply icons or per-user customizations

This article provides information about resolving cases that you don't see icons or per-user customizations of Internet Explorer 9.

Original product version:   Internet Explorer 9
Original KB number:   2642824


After installing Internet Explorer 9 with no reboot option, you do not see icons or per-user customizations.


This problem occurs because a user with Administrator privileges is required to delete the NoIE4StubProcessingregistry keys. These are put in place to ensure there is a reboot before user customizations take place.


Do one of the following steps:

  1. To install using Windows Update or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
  2. To reboot the machine as part of the installation process.
  3. To delete the following registry keys:
C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components /v NoIE4StubProcessing /f

C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce /v NoIE4StubProcessing /f


If you have a current Internet Explorer Administration Kit(IEAK) package installed you should run the following command prior to the Internet Explorer 9 install: Rundll32.exe iedkcs32.dll,BrandCleanInstallStubs

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