Here's the crack. Office XP and IE7 seem to bloody hate each other. I've come to a point where I know what the problem is but microsofts being a git as usual and NOT giving out the hot fix. The symptoms basically are when clicking a hyperlink in any office XP application, windows spits it out and says "operation restricted, see your admin" and i've had 3 people so far have a whinge about this thing, possibly more to come if this problem spreads. KB325478 is basically what it is, so I kn ow what's going on, just tweaking the group policy for this thing does absolutely nothing, the only fix I can think of so far is completely nuking the software restriction policy, which isn't the best idea since that involves ALSO nuking half of the applied policies. Someone help me out here!