Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Fix Allows Deletion of Longer URLs from IE's Browsing History

Microsoft has officially confirmed an issue in which customers running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are prevented from deleting long URLs stored in Internet Explorer's browsing history."You cannot delete a long URL from the browsing history of Windows Internet Explorer on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2," […]

Microsoft has officially confirmed an issue in which customers running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are prevented from deleting long URLs stored in Internet Explorer's browsing history.

"You cannot delete a long URL from the browsing history of Windows Internet Explorer on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2," the Redmond company stated in KB2547666.

"This issue occurs because Windows Search does not guarantee that URLs longer than 425 characters will be deleted," the software company explained.

As of earlier this week, Microsoft is providing affected customers with an update designed to deal with the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 glitch.

In this matter, KB2547666 is live as of June 28th, and in addition to being served through Windows Update to all Windows 7 users, the refresh can also be downloaded from Microsoft and installed manually.

Download Update Package: Windows 7: x-86, x64 | Windows Server 2008 R2 x-64

[Source: KB2547666]