IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode

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IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode PinkJazzX 10/18/13 5:34 PM
I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, and I am having an issue with Google Search in Internet Explorer 11: it loads in legacy mode.  I have attached an image with the issue.

Could Google look into this issue?  Also, please don't ask me to use Chrome, since IE users are just as important as Chrome users.

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Jorge_Pereira 10/19/13 2:21 AM
I have this problema too.
And when searching something the layout is messed up
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Darrell Troupe Jr. 10/19/13 2:44 AM
I am having the exact same issue right now.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode jaxpylon 10/19/13 2:59 AM
Yep, I've just upgraded to 8.1 and I have the exact same problem described above in Internet Explorer 11.

Rather than using Chrome, I'll be searching with Bing until this is sorted.

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Jens Jacobsson 10/19/13 3:49 AM
IE11 -> Tools -> Compatibility View Settings.
Remove check on "Use Microsoft Compatibility lists".
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Alexei Chapko 10/19/13 3:53 AM
I'll tell you more guys. I've updated to windows 8.1 on my tablet a month ago through MSND subscription and Google search worked just fine. Looks like this problem appeared after public availability of Windows 8.1. So I believe it's something that Google or Microsoft should figure out.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Jeff Ooi 10/19/13 3:55 AM
i have the same issue too.... any advice?
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Futura2500 10/19/13 4:00 AM
I have the same issue on 2 of my win 8.1 machines I thought i was going mad, how poor is this that this has happened - I'm using firefox until this is fixed. The trail with win 8.1 was fine - how annoying  
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Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode tawfiq injass 10/19/13 4:33 AM
Thank you
it worked for me. now google is working as it should :)
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Octet S.r.l. 10/19/13 4:53 AM
Thanks, this solved my issue
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Xavier LaFleur 10/19/13 5:45 AM
Jens, Thanks so much. I did as you suggested and google is working normally in IE 11 now.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Alan Frener 10/19/13 6:04 AM
I had exactly the same problem as Jorge and everybody else. Microsoft spent nearly 2 hours on my computer via logmein, and then deceided it was a Google problem.
The fix from Jens worked first time, thanks guys.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Suphi güner 10/19/13 7:04 AM
Thank you Jens Jacobsson. It works.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Joshzone01 10/19/13 8:10 AM
Its a bit weird as on Friday updated my work PC in Slough to Win 8.1 x64 ie and google works fine even with tick in the use Microsoft compatibility list, Friday night installed 8.1 x64 on Home PC and guess what google searches are messed up both use BT infinity one is a business line the other is home, both media are MSDN downloads 1 big difference is the work PC media is US local and home is GB.

Hope this helps solve the problem

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode A used lie 10/19/13 8:28 AM
This is the solution for me. Thank you.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode ian fladhammer 10/19/13 8:32 AM
Thanks
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode PinkJazzX 10/19/13 8:41 AM
This worked.  Thanks.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode RDFTS 10/19/13 9:30 AM
I found that you can also press F12, Ctrl 8 and under emulation change User agent string to IE10 and it works too. Now just need to figure out how to make IE10 emulation the default.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Veli Merttuğ Çayıroğlu 10/19/13 9:31 AM
Thanks , now it is working.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Douglas Seiverd 10/19/13 10:21 AM
It was a cheap way of trying to get people to use bing. Quite Pathetic of Microsoft.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode manojl 10/19/13 10:30 AM
So I unticked the boxes and it really makes gmail look terrible.  Checking the cozy/comfortable/compact settings within gmail does nothing.  
Why did they do this!!!
They also took away the taskbar skydrive icon. Time to go figure out a fix for that too.  MICROSOFTTTT!!!!!
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode alexander sterk 10/19/13 10:35 AM
everything worked fine yesterday, it's Google that need to fix this mess, not Microsoft!!!
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode J Gordon 10/19/13 10:38 AM
yep Google and Microsoft need to look at this the returned search display down one side of the page only. Other search engines are displayed OK.
I wonder how this was missed from UAT?
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Futura2500 10/19/13 10:44 AM
This great works a treat, thanks Jens
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode manojl 10/20/13 9:17 AM
I fixed google search but now gmail does not work.  
So the compatibility view checkbox-fix actually did not work for me.  Instead erasing my cache/history DID completely resolved the rendering issue with google search.  However...now gmail isn't loading properly!  
It hangs on the progress bar screen at 80-90%.  When I switch to basic HTML view it actually loads fine/quickly.  
1. using emulation mode to older IEs does not help, however switching to emulation chrome does seem to work
2. disabling all add ons - does not help (i.e. this does not appear to be an add on issue)
3. switching off compatibility view settings does not help either
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Frustrated Win 8.1 User 10/20/13 9:57 AM
Changing the compatibility settings doesn't work for me; so frustrated; I hope Microsoft gets the problem fixed soon.  From now on, I will make sure I wait before upgrading; wish I could reload Windows 8.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Alan Frener 10/20/13 10:14 AM
You should be able to wind it back, I managed to do it earlier today. Mine was a new Windows 8 laptop, takes a long time, keeps your files, but removes any software installed after installation.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Martin Brenn 10/20/13 1:43 PM
Same Problem here...

Quite annoying...
In the meantime, i will use duckduckgo

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode dallas moni 10/21/13 5:55 AM
i want to fix google home page
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Alexandre Costa 10/21/13 7:31 AM
My problem is related to the Google Search APP.
It doesn't connect to the internet and can't search.
Not sure if this is related or if anyone has seen this.

Any direction is appreciated.

Alex

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode goonman1234567890 10/21/13 2:31 PM
Yep. Works Perfectly!
IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Patrick Rupard 10/21/13 5:22 PM
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Exile Craft 10/22/13 5:07 AM
"since IE users are just as important as Chrome users" BAHAHAHA! wow, thanks for that one mate! lol of the day! dude you are using IE. it is, and always has been, S#!7. switch to a better product, buddy.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode cashiskinginfo 10/22/13 5:08 PM
"since IE users are just as important as Chrome users" BAHAHAHA! wow, thanks for that one mate! lol of the day! dude you are using IE. it is, and always has been, S#!7. switch to a better product, buddy."

Are you high. I personally thhink IE is better than chrome. IE is good. Stop talking shit about, you probably don't even use it.

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode HT Barry 10/22/13 8:44 PM
This recommendation didn't work for me. I still see google search results in legacy mode. Any other ideas?
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Exile Craft 10/23/13 12:41 AM
No, i happen to be a web developer with 8 years of experience. IE is shit, 6, 7, 8 (OMG!) 9, etc. ms always disregards standards and then suddenly everyone else's problem cause all the sheepies use it
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode cashiskinginfo 10/23/13 5:27 AM
So what if you're a web developer ie is still good. It gives me a toolbar. Does chrome gives me a toolbar, no.
I like it better  the chrome.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode ChromeAdvocate 10/23/13 6:20 AM
lmao, use chrome, IE blows
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode cashiskinginfo 10/23/13 7:17 AM
I use Chrome, but only on my desktop. On Windows RT, I can only use IE. I use that more then I use Chrome. But I still like IE better then Chrome.
IE is just as good.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode zachary faubion 10/24/13 4:45 AM
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode HT Barry 10/25/13 6:43 AM
Unchecking "Use Microsoft Compatibility lists" didn't work for me. I cleared cache any temporary files etc from IE11, restarted computer - no help. I can't seem to find any other workarounds online using IE11 and google search. Do I have to decide between IE11 and Chrome at this point?
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode cashiskinginfo 10/25/13 7:13 AM
Google wants you to use their browser.
I really think it's them, and not Microsoft.
They been showing anti competitive behavior against Microsoft.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Alan Frener 10/25/13 7:30 AM
The problem is Google and not Microsoft. A developer for Microsoft told me this last week, and a developer for Google confirmed this to me yesterday. Still not excuseable by either company that such a fundemental item now needs a fix. There are so many problems with 8.1, and more are coming to light everyday.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Esther Keeler 10/26/13 4:22 AM
I updated today since my dad said I should and now I am regretting it. I am having all sorts of trouble with internet browsers. They open some sites but not others, don't fully load the page and I am getting answers nowhere. I wish I hadn't updated. Does anyone know how to help me. I am frustrated to tears!
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Alan Frener 10/26/13 4:35 AM
I had the same problem a week ago. The best thing to do is to wind back the installation, a sort of system restore, this will put your pc back to as it was, and do the update in a few months when the bugs are not so bad.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Esther Keeler 10/26/13 4:58 AM
I did the restore, but it took me back to before I changed settings on Windows 8.1 so I have to refresh. But I bought this laptop with windows 8 already installed. Will I need a disk?
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Alan Frener 10/26/13 5:54 AM
No, once you are back to your original settings, you will then have to install all the updates for 8, and reinstall any software you added after you bought the laptop. It should have put your system back to as it was when you first got your laptop, but left any of your own files intact.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Charles Pittman 10/31/13 10:31 PM
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Charles Pittman 10/31/13 10:38 PM
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Bob Greene 11/4/13 7:55 PM
I've checked and unchecked boxes and still get this with the links down the side.  select "image" then you can get "web" across the top
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Charles Ginsberg 11/4/13 10:19 PM
I upgraded also and am having the same problem. probably Microsoft trying to get users to switch to bing.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Charles Ginsberg 11/4/13 10:26 PM
I tried a restore point before the 8.1 update that I did but learned that once updated you cannot go back to 8.0 that is unless you wish to start screwing with the registry
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Charles Ginsberg 11/4/13 10:29 PM
me, too
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Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode pepper bowe 11/6/13 9:42 AM
AND it has totally screwed Google's Picasa3 which I use for photo editing and storage.  Next stop - get my eyes checked for blurred vision.  What a piece of crap WIN 8.1 is :-(
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Rajeev Rajan 11/6/13 3:35 PM
Remove check on "Use Microsoft Compatibility lists" Does not work !! Any other resolution ?
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode cashiskinginfo 11/6/13 3:58 PM
Google knows it. They're the ones that broke it.
They been having a problem with Microsoft for the last year. And Google is being babies over it.
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Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode JR99991234 11/9/13 7:59 AM
Why is this thread being marked as Completed?   This is still an issue, and as far as I know, none of the fixes listed above are fixing the search results display issues seen in Windows 8.1 / IE11.   I have tried everything, and finally gave up and went to Chrome.  I have been an IE user since day 1, and honestly never thought I would switch.  
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode cashiskinginfo 11/9/13 12:42 PM
See, that's what google want. They want to give up, and want you to move to them.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode SE09 11/12/13 7:28 AM
This will not work for some users
will not work for me win7 64 bit ie11

please download and install a fix I found, it's called Bayden UAPick

www.enhanceie.com/ietoys/uapick.asp

hope this helps

oh set it to ff or chrome, not ie and save for all pages

don't forget to set it back when the war bug is fixed

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Parody 11/12/13 11:29 AM
It's marked as Completed because the initial poster's question was solved by the selected answer.  (The initial poster responded later on in the first page saying that disabling Compatibility lists worked for them.)

If you're running into an issue that the listed answer doesn't solve you should make your own thread for it by selecting Post a Question above.

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Bob Greene 11/12/13 6:52 PM
So far nothing has worked, other than chrome
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode biruk desta 11/13/13 9:17 PM
Resetting Internet Explorer Settings fixed my issue.
If you are not concerned about loosing your history or settings in IE
- Tools (Alt+x)
- Internet Options
- Advanced tab
- Reset
- Reset
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode cheyennemtnman 11/14/13 6:06 AM
That is interesting I updated to IE11 on Windows 7 premium and have had this same problem… I tried to use what you are suggesting and it failed to correct the problem… I did find something that worked … go to Google Settings and change the Instant Results in Search component to “never show instant results”.  This worked for me in IE11... I was a bit annoyed with the auto suggest component in the search bar anyway... having to retype my search with the auto suggest did not find what I was typing... and it would overwrite what I was typing... had to stop and start retyping each time...
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Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Ni Lchhay 11/17/13 4:48 PM
Thank you
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Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Tom Can 11/20/13 7:05 PM
I noticed this issue after being "upgraded" to IE11 on Windows 7 also.  Thanks for providing the fix.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode roy.oake 11/22/13 6:28 AM
THX for the FIX!
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Mark DiChiara 11/24/13 12:42 PM
Thank you so much. I tried everything else with no luck. This worked for me.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode abo abdalaziz 11/24/13 7:40 PM
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Karen Linabury 11/25/13 7:53 AM
This does not work.  What a mess.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Karen Linabury 11/25/13 8:06 AM
This was meant to attach else where.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Ligia Diaconescu 11/26/13 8:11 PM
Google search don'working after update.
What I doing ?
Who  are fixing it?

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode chicagobearcub 11/26/13 10:13 PM
Yes, that worked for me.  Thanks
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Jamie Lundy 11/28/13 10:25 PM
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Jamie Lundy 11/28/13 11:40 PM
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Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Bob Greene 12/2/13 4:26 PM
I've solved the Google search problem.  The problem now is constant crashes of IE11.  Just took 5 minutes to load IE.  I just switched to chrome and am off to the Microsoft fora to find out why IE11 is incompatible with W8.1.
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Shannon... 12/3/13 11:34 AM
Hey Bob,

You may want to check out this article by Microsoft.

"Problems after installing Internet Explorer 11"

Best,
Shannon
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Dave Hope D. 12/7/13 7:18 AM
Finally...Thanks!!!
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Bob Greene 12/8/13 8:08 AM
It took removing all the toolbars.  Not sure which one was giving me the problem, but I'm learning to live without the "help".
Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Fumilayo Mitchell 12/11/13 7:48 AM
This solution did not work for me, is there another workaround?

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 5:49:38 AM UTC-5, Jens Jacobsson wrote:
> IE11 -> Tools -> Compatibility View Settings.
> Remove check on "Use Microsoft Compatibility lists".

Re: IE11 on Windows 8.1 - Google Search loads in legacy mode Antonio Mantilla Jr 12/11/13 4:12 PM
by far this is the best solution it worked for me.
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