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Always allow Pop-ups for Secure sites (HTTPS) in Windows XP SP2

With the Internet Explorer Pop-up blocker (in Windows XP Service Pack 2), you can configure such that pop-ups are always allowed for HTTPS sites such as banking, and other secure sites (example, PayPal).

Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. Navigate to this key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ New Windows

In the right-pane, double-click the value AllowHTTPS and change it's value to 1 (if it does not exist, create a new value of type REG_DWORD)

Close Registry Editor and restart Windows.

Additional Information

Default values for AllowHTTPS in various Pop-up blocker configurations:

Low         - True
Medium - False
High       - False