Simple (but not obvious) fix
In Internet Explorer - Tools > Internet Options > Contents
AutoComplete > Settings
Check Address Bar and Browsing History
That worked for me with no reboot required.

Bob VanHorst;1268007 Wrote:
> Thank you for your reply, Don. I tried to explore your items 1,2,3 & 4,
> but
> nothing seemed to solve the problem. As near as I can tell, I am not
> the
> only one that has experienced the problem as I outlined in my first
> posting
> on this thread. With the IE8 being an "important update", I failed to
> see
> what the advantages of installing IE8 were. Instead, I wound up with
> the
> problem of the drop-down menu not working on the address bar of IE 8,
> so I
> have solved the problem by un-installing IE8. Now that I am back to
> IE7, the
> problem went away. Perhaps a solution to this can be devised by the
> IE8
> development group, but until then, because the drop-down menu is so
> useful to
> me, I'll just stay with IE7. I have revised my Windows update settings
> so
> that IE8 won't automatically download and install. I hope the IE8
> people
> come up with a solution to this, as I understand IE8 has some security
> advantages over IE7, but in order to have the drop-down menu from the
> address
> bar, I guess I'll just rely on IE7 along with my McAfee Internet
> Security
> software.
>
> If there is a KB article on this yet, I would like to know about it.
> By
> the way, even though I check-marked the "Notify me of replies", I
> didn't get
> any such notice. Instead, I revisited this discussion group by saving
> the URL
> to check for one.
>
> Bob Van Horst
>
> "Don Varnau" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> > 1. In AutoComplete settings, with only one IE window/one tab open,

> uncheck
> > Address Bar. Close IE. Restart the computer. Check Address Bar and

> other
> > options. Does that stick?
> >
> > 2. Are you, or is a program clearing the Run history (Start> Run?)

> This can
> > delete TypedURLs from the Address Bar.
> >
> > 3. See if a browser add-on is causing the problem.
> > Start Internet Explorer without add-ons from:
> > Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without

> add-ons.
> > or
> > Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
> > If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on

> installed.
> >
> > For troubleshooting information see:
> > IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
> > 'IEBlog : Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer?s (No Add-ons) Mode'

> (http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx)
> >
> > 928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an

> add-on
> > 'Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on

> and you start it in Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003'
> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928426)
> >
> > 4. See if a third-party program is causing the problem.
> > 936214- How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect IE7

> in
> > Windows Vista:
> > 'How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect Internet

> Explorer 7 in Windows Vista' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936214)
> (Also applies to XP)
> >
> > 5. Third-party antivirus/antispyware programs should be disabled

> when
> > installing Internet Explorer. If they weren't you may have a

> corrupted
> > installation of IE8. Reinstalling with these programs disabled may be

> the
> > solution.
> > IEBlog IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
> > 'IEBlog : IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications'

> (http://tinyurl.com/295rwh)
> > - -
> > Hope this helps,
> > Don
> > [MS MVP- IE]
> >
> > "Bob VanHorst" <BobVanHorst@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

> message
> > news:11599801-687F-4BC7-BEDC-09866DF03F0D@microsoft.com...
> > > I see a similar inquiry from FrankZ on 4/7/09. To answer your

> questions
> > you
> > > posed to him concerning Autocomplete settings under

> Options/Content,
> > Here's
> > > what I have check marks in for those settings: Address Bar,

> Browsing
> > History,
> > > Favorites, Use Windows searcch for better options, Use names and

> passwords
> > on
> > > forms, and Ask me before saving passwords. I hope this and my

> previous
> > > addition to my original inquiry is helpful.

> >
> > > "Bob VanHorst" wrote:
> > >
> > > > This is additional information concerning my inquiry. Using F4

> shows
> > the
> > > > same results as the drop-down arrow on the address bar, without

> any
> > recent
> > > > entries.
> > > > Using Control+H does show all visited sites by day, but those

> are
> > > > alphabetical, and based on my high level of internet activity,

> the
> > length of
> > > > that history can be voluminous, and not at all practical to use

> for
> > returning
> > > > to a specific site, especially one that was quite recent in the

> day.
> >
> > > > "Bob VanHorst" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > At the far right of the address bar in IE8, there is an arrow

> down
> > which if
> > > > > clicked should show a list of recent entries, but none are

> showing
> > since I
> > > > > upgraded to IE8. In Internet Options, General tab, history is

> set to
> > save
> > > > > the last 20 days. Not having recent entries showing as

> described
> > above
> > > > > requires me to re-enter frequently visited URLs over and over.

> How
> > do I fix
> > > > > this?

> >
> >



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