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ie8 and vista hpro.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by robint, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. robint

    robint Flightless Bird

    my advice fwiw is dont install ie8 over existing ie 7 which came with my
    laptop and vista hp

    when encouraged by M$ to do this, it was a slow install and wouldnt
    play flash apps or install adobe flash 10 update so i couldt view many
    websites without freezing. so i tried to revert to ie7 by reinstall
    (rather than roll back probably a mistake)

    now ie7 is clunky and difficult to use, normal word proc like cut and
    paste dont work, i have to right click to get the cursor to move and
    other nuisances - a real pain in the aerosol

    how can rubbish like this happen, is there a feud going on between
    adobe and M$

    i see that M$ is agressively pushing its Silverlight product against
    flashplayer

    not going to touch that with a bargepole

    so i mostly use firefox but am occasionaly obliged to use IE by some
    sites (banking eg):D


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    robint
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  2. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "robint" <robint.4d7m4f@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    news:robint.4d7m4f@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
    >
    > my advice fwiw is dont install ie8 over existing ie 7 which came with my
    > laptop and vista hp
    >
    > when encouraged by M$ to do this, it was a slow install and wouldnt
    > play flash apps or install adobe flash 10 update so i couldt view many
    > websites without freezing. so i tried to revert to ie7 by reinstall
    > (rather than roll back probably a mistake)
    >


    Flash 10 does not work with 64-bit systems. You must use the 32-bit version
    of IE8 to utelize the services of Flash 10.

    Click START>ALL PROGRAMS, then scroll donw your programs to Internet
    Explorer and use the one that does not say (64-bit)
     
  3. G. R. Woodring

    G. R. Woodring Flightless Bird

    Date: 6/27/2010 5:44 AM, Author: robint Wrote:
    > my advice fwiw is dont install ie8 over existing ie 7 which came with my
    > laptop and vista hp
    >
    > when encouraged by M$ to do this, it was a slow install and wouldnt
    > play flash apps or install adobe flash 10 update so i couldt view many
    > websites without freezing. so i tried to revert to ie7 by reinstall
    > (rather than roll back probably a mistake)
    >
    > now ie7 is clunky and difficult to use, normal word proc like cut and
    > paste dont work, i have to right click to get the cursor to move and
    > other nuisances - a real pain in the aerosol
    >
    > how can rubbish like this happen, is there a feud going on between
    > adobe and M$
    >
    > i see that M$ is agressively pushing its Silverlight product against
    > flashplayer
    >
    > not going to touch that with a bargepole
    >
    > so i mostly use firefox but am occasionaly obliged to use IE by some
    > sites (banking eg):D
    >
    >


    You don't go back to IE7 by either re-install *or* "roll-back" (System Restore?).
    Simply un-install Windows Internet Explorer 8 from Add/Remove Programs, IE8 then puts
    IE7 back just as it was.

    The IE7 installer probably tried to "Do-the-Right-Thing" and did not replace newer
    files (IE8 files) with it's own older versions. You are now faced with unscrambling
    an egg. IMO, IE7 has probably been destroyed and you will need to reformat and start
    over if you want to use it.

    A simpler approach would be to remove _all_ add-ons from IE7, then un-check "Enable
    third-party browser extensions" on the "Advanced" tab of Internet Options. Download
    and install the 32 bit version of IE8 and install it. You should also probably
    remove all old versions of Adobe Flash for IE and when you reinstall, make sure to
    dis-allow any added toolbars or such that it wants to include.

    I also normally use Firefox but but I find 8 to be the best IE Microsoft has produced
    so far. Incidentally, incompatible add-ons are also the most common failing of new
    versions of Firefox.

    Aggressively pushing Silverlight? It's a line on the optional update page that I
    usually don't even visit. How "aggressive" can it be if I have to go look for it?

    --
    G. R. Woodring
     

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