I have determined what is causing these IE9 links to be dead on both my Windows 7 SP1 x64 and also x86 Professional systems.
In an effort to keep my system free of unneeded files I use cleaner program CCleaner. There are hundreds of language setup files that get loaded by various third party programs that provide multi-lingual GUIs. Sticky Password is one of these program and stores these files in the %ProgramFiles%\Sticky Password\Language folder. There are two .lng files per supported language.
Using CCleaner's Winapp2.ini file, I have set up a language file removal add-in that removes non-English language files (and there are hundreds of these files because of the number of third party programs that provide multi-lingual support). In the case of Sticky Password all language files except spCapBtn.ENU.lng and stpass.ENU.lng are removed from the %ProgramFiles%\Sticky Password\Language folder when CCleaner is executed.
Removing these non used language files causes the URL links discussed in the above posts to go dead. So it is not a bug in Sticky Password.
My question is "Can this be changed in Sticky Password such that URLs will not go dead if the unneeded language files are removed?"
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