How can I stop Internet page links from opening in my Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) session?

A. If IE is open on your system and you click a hyperlink to a Web page from another application in Windows (e.g., from an email message or from the Run command), Windows will attempt to open the Web page in your existing IE session. To prevent this behavior and force Windows to open a new IE session, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main registry subkey.
  3. Double-click the AllowWindowReuse value (of type REG_DWORD).
  4. Set the value data to 0 to force Windows to open a new IE session, then click OK (setting the value to 1 will let Windows use an existing IE session).
  5. Close the registry editor.
  6. Log off and log on for the change to take effect.
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