One of our customers wanted the latest edition of Internet Explorer for Windows 7. So I downloaded Internet Explorer 10 for them. When I would opened Internet Explorer 10, it would instantly crash on start up. Here are the steps to resolve the issue.
Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options.
Next click on the Advanced tab and check the box Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering.
Then restart your computer. Open up Internet Explorer and it should now work fine!
Update 2/22/15 : I noticed I received a bunch of hits on this article recently. I don’t know if this corresponds with this Internet Explorer crashing issue or not but I thought I would post a link just in case. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Symantec-Confirms-Faulty-Antivirus-Update-That-Caused-Internet-Explorer-Crashes-473883.shtml
This was posted by techspeeder.