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IE 8 Makes Windows unstable

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Larry, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Larry

    Larry Flightless Bird

    Once IE 8 was loaded, I started having boot problems and it slowed everything
    down to a crawl. IE would freeze the computer and I had to Hard power off.
    The compter had to be booted three times to get a good boot. I uninstalled IE
    8 and everything is working smoothly.
    Is IE 8 incompatable with Windows XP Pro? Or did I get a bad install?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    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

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed and/or uninstalled IE8?

    Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    Have you ever done a Repair Install of Windows?


    Larry wrote:
    > Once IE 8 was loaded, I started having boot problems and it slowed
    > everything down to a crawl. IE would freeze the computer and I had to Hard
    > power off. The compter had to be booted three times to get a good boot. I
    > uninstalled IE 8 and everything is working smoothly.
    > Is IE 8 incompatable with Windows XP Pro? Or did I get a bad install?
     

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