After updating my golden image I was treated to IE not being able to launch.
The registry key in question comes from the optimization script from VMware for Windows 7/8.
reg ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters” /v EnableSuperfetch /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0 /f
I was able to find the fix on TechNet,
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management” MoveImages
If you set the key to 1 instead of 0 then reboot the machine you’ll be all fixed up.
Of course I found this after installing\installing IE 2 times first.