Notice: This website is an unofficial Microsoft Knowledge Base (hereinafter KB) archive and is intended to provide a reliable access to deleted content from Microsoft KB. All KB articles are owned by Microsoft Corporation. Read full disclaimer for more details.

Media Engine instances are muted when you disable "Play sounds in webpages" in Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8

View products that this article applies to.


Assume that you use Internet Explorer 10 on a device that is running Windows 8. On the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog box, you clear the Play sounds in webpages option. In this situation, all instances of the Media Engine that were created by the browser and the Wwahost.exe process are muted.

For example, you play a media file by using a Windows store media app, such as Xbox Music or Pandora Music. In this situation, the audio output becomes unavailable.

↑ Back to the top


Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website:
  • This update was first included in the following security update:
    2792100  MS13-009: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: February 12, 2013
  • For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft websites:

↑ Back to the top

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

↑ Back to the top


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

↑ Back to the top

Keywords: kbqfe, kbfix, kbnotautohotfix, kbbug, kbsurveynew, kbexpertiseinter, kb

↑ Back to the top

Article Info
Article ID : 2809411
Revision : 1
Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 2/12/2013
Exists online : False
Views : 205