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have not installed I8 yet, but thinking about it.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Gin, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Gin

    Gin Flightless Bird

    Worried that if I install I8 and my programs or settings fail to work that I
    will not be able to go back to the original IE. As I use my computer for
    work, worried I will not be able to get back to work, hence no $. Is there a
    way to get back to a previous IE if need be and remove I8 or does it replace
    the older version. I keep closing the pop up message to install I8 because I
    dont want to risk it, but the window keeps opening asking me to install it
    for months now and is driving me crazy. It looks like I may alredy have some
    of the features (compatibility icon -looks like ripped paper) so wondering if
    some of it has been downloaded for me already in an update or something?
    --
    Gin
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Internet Explorer 8 does not not install itself without a user's
    explicit permission, which you need to give not once but twice.

    For information on removing Internet Explorer, see:
    "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Gin wrote:
    > Worried that if I install I8 and my programs or settings fail to work that I
    > will not be able to go back to the original IE. As I use my computer for
    > work, worried I will not be able to get back to work, hence no $. Is there a
    > way to get back to a previous IE if need be and remove I8 or does it replace
    > the older version. I keep closing the pop up message to install I8 because I
    > dont want to risk it, but the window keeps opening asking me to install it
    > for months now and is driving me crazy. It looks like I may alredy have some
    > of the features (compatibility icon -looks like ripped paper) so wondering if
    > some of it has been downloaded for me already in an update or something?
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What Leonard said.

    <canned>
    No-charge support for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage
    (only) is available via telephone (based on your locale) and has been
    extended until 02 July 2010. Customers must be running Windows XP or Windows
    Vista in a non-domain environment.

    => US & CA Residents: 1-866-234-6020
    => Other locales:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=13043

    My personal recommendations include:

    => Install IE8 manually, not via Windows Update/Automatic Updates!! =>
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx

    NB WinXP users: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it. When
    you're prepared to install IE8, double-click on the saved file.

    NB Vista users: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it. When
    you're prepared to install IE8, right-click on the saved file and select Run
    as Administator.

    => Uninstall all third-party toolbars (e.g., Google; Yahoo; Windows Live)
    and third-party Windows Themes before installing IE8.

    => Close all open applications (i.e., anything with a taskbar icon) before
    installing or uninstalling IE8.

    => I would strongly recommend disabling your anti-virus application and any
    anti-spyware application's "system protections" (other than Defender's)
    before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade. If you're running a
    third-party firewall, I would recommend disabling it and then enabling the
    Windows Firewall before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade.

    => Never, EVER use System Restore to "undo" an update, Service Pack, or IE
    upgrade! Instead, uninstall the update, Service Pack, or IE upgrade &
    reboot. If that doesn't correct the problem, then try System Restore.
    [Norton users will need to see http://bertk.mvps.org/html/symantecdoc1.html]

    NB WinXP users=> Reboot twice after installing or uninstalling IE8, then go
    to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com | Select CUSTOM and scan | Install any
    Critical Security Updates offered (i.e., KB978207). If a Root Certificates
    update is listed in the Optional Updates category, install it to take full
    advantage of IE's enhanced security.

    NB Vista users=> Reboot twice after installing or uninstalling IE8, then
    check-in at Windows Update and install any critical security updates
    offered.

    => For best chance of success with IE8, make certain that your anti-virus
    application version, any anti-spyware applications (other than Defender),
    and your third-party firewall (if any) are supported in IE8 before you
    decide install it.
    </canned>
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Gin wrote:
    > Worried that if I install I8 and my programs or settings fail to work that
    > I
    > will not be able to go back to the original IE. As I use my computer for
    > work, worried I will not be able to get back to work, hence no $. Is
    > there
    > a way to get back to a previous IE if need be and remove I8 or does it
    > replace the older version. I keep closing the pop up message to install
    > I8
    > because I dont want to risk it, but the window keeps opening asking me to
    > install it for months now and is driving me crazy. It looks like I may
    > alredy have some of the features (compatibility icon -looks like ripped
    > paper) so wondering if some of it has been downloaded for me already in an
    > update or something?
     
  4. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:E7F7D162-3E87-4C89-B7A6-C15E6E756B51@microsoft.com,
    Gin <Gin@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > Worried that if I install I8 and my programs or settings
    > fail to work that I will not be able to go back to the
    > original IE. As I use my computer for work, worried I will
    > not be able to get back to work, hence no $. Is there a
    > way to get back to a previous IE if need be and remove I8
    > or does it replace the older version. I keep closing the
    > pop up message to install I8 because I dont want to risk
    > it, but the window keeps opening asking me to install it
    > for months now and is driving me crazy. It looks like I
    > may alredy have some of the features (compatibility icon
    > -looks like ripped paper) so wondering if some of it has
    > been downloaded for me already in an update or something?


    First, it sounds as though you are not backing up your
    computer. That's one of the worst sins you can commit if
    you're using it for income. I'd recommend Norton Ghost or
    Acronis True IMage be installed and set up quickly, along with
    a terabyte external hard drive to hold the backups. Otherwise
    you're playing with fire there. Research and learn about
    backups soon.

    If you mean IE8 is continually being offered by windows
    update, next time you get the update notice, use Custom for
    the installs and mark IE8 to NOT be installed. Then you'll
    have the opportunity to tell MS to not offer it to you
    anymore. It'll stop annoying you.

    IMO IE8 is well worth having - but if you're at IE6, the
    differences might at first be a little unsettling but once you
    get used to to it, you'll love it.

    IE8 is easy to uninstall. I note someone gave a link on how to
    do that so I won't go any further there.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  5. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Twayne <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > If you mean IE8 is continually being offered by windows
    > update, next time you get the update notice, use Custom for
    > the installs and mark IE8 to NOT be installed. Then you'll
    > have the opportunity to tell MS to not offer it to you
    > anymore. It'll stop annoying you.


    My experience is that when you do that, instead of annoying you
    with the actual update it will annoy you with the message that
    you have marked updates not to be installed and that this is
    causing a security risk and should be undone.
    (even when this is complete and utter nonsense, like with the
    EU browser choice "update")
     
  6. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:slrnhs9g5r.1fg.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl,
    Rob <nomail@example.com> typed:
    > Twayne <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote:
    >> If you mean IE8 is continually being offered by windows
    >> update, next time you get the update notice, use Custom for
    >> the installs and mark IE8 to NOT be installed. Then you'll
    >> have the opportunity to tell MS to not offer it to you
    >> anymore. It'll stop annoying you.

    >
    > My experience is that when you do that, instead of annoying
    > you with the actual update it will annoy you with the
    > message that you have marked updates not to be installed
    > and that this is causing a security risk and should be
    > undone. (even when this is complete and utter nonsense,
    > like with the EU browser choice "update")


    NO, that's the exact reason to tell it to NOT offer it to you
    again! It will not appear again in any update and you won't be
    asked about it again. It sounds like you skipped or maybe
    botched the "don't notify me again" setting. You can also go
    to the update site to make this setting if you wish. I've
    used it a few time on things like IE7, Silverlight, and
    another I can't recall details of at this moment.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  7. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Twayne <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > In news:slrnhs9g5r.1fg.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl,
    > Rob <nomail@example.com> typed:
    >> Twayne <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote:
    >>> If you mean IE8 is continually being offered by windows
    >>> update, next time you get the update notice, use Custom for
    >>> the installs and mark IE8 to NOT be installed. Then you'll
    >>> have the opportunity to tell MS to not offer it to you
    >>> anymore. It'll stop annoying you.

    >>
    >> My experience is that when you do that, instead of annoying
    >> you with the actual update it will annoy you with the
    >> message that you have marked updates not to be installed
    >> and that this is causing a security risk and should be
    >> undone. (even when this is complete and utter nonsense,
    >> like with the EU browser choice "update")

    >
    > NO, that's the exact reason to tell it to NOT offer it to you
    > again!


    That is what you would think (or hope) but it is not how it works.

    >It will not appear again in any update and you won't be
    > asked about it again. It sounds like you skipped or maybe
    > botched the "don't notify me again" setting. You can also go
    > to the update site to make this setting if you wish. I've
    > used it a few time on things like IE7, Silverlight, and
    > another I can't recall details of at this moment.


    When an update is in the "important" section, which IE8 is, but
    also the "EU browser choice" update, and you tick the do not
    offer it again mark, there will be a text area that scares you
    that you have hidden important security updates and that you
    should revise that. Unfortunately it does not list the hidden
    updates in that textarea so you are tempted to click on the link
    to see what important updates you have hidden, and those things
    that you do not want to install come back.
    That includes useless crap like "EU browser choice", "windows
    genuine advantage" etc, which are not at all security updates
    but are offered by Microsoft as "important updates" (important
    for them, not for you) which is then silently aliased to
    "security updates" in the warning message.
     
  8. Micheal307

    Micheal307 Flightless Bird

  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    We shall alert the media.

    Micheal307 wrote:
    > I downloaded IE8 yesterday, and now it still works as well as before.
     

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