|Glad you found the culprit. I could be one of those issues where an update doesn't suit a particular software mix. It is possible that MS will sort it eventually (especially if it is widespread on 64 bit) but don't hold your breath. Only once do I recall a bad update being put right and that one was all over the net with stacks of complaints landing on the MS doorstep.|
To "try" to be fair to MS, I guess there are so many software (and hardware) variables on a computer that it is not feasible for them to test updates against all possible situations.
As it was a cumulative IE update then "maybe" the next one they produce will be better. They usually arrive about every three months (with a new KB number) and from a security standpoint you will eventually be no worse off by waiting.
I happen to use Firefox, which seems to be the nearest one to IE in feel and facility (especially if you tweak it a little). It collects almost all the info from IE during the first install, if you let it. It doesn't conflict with IE or Windows 32 bit in any way - no idea about 64 bit.
I find two browsers quite useful. You can be going through a search on one, nip off and look at something else using the other browser, then go back and continue your original search. There are also times where one browser will do better than the other on specific websites.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks