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IE8 or not

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Nordic, May 15, 2010.

  1. Nordic

    Nordic Flightless Bird

    I have IE7, which I am using with Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with
    Servic Pack 3. Is that compatible with IE8? What are the upsides to
    switching to IE8? Are there any downsides?
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    "Nordic" <Nordic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:57F0B08E-B96A-410A-BBFE-E44A9400640C@microsoft.com...
    >I have IE7, which I am using with Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with
    > Servic Pack 3. Is that compatible with IE8? What are the upsides to
    > switching to IE8? Are there any downsides?

    I have IE8 installed on an XP Pro and an XP MCE (both with SP3). I have no
    troubles with IE8.

    Jim
     
  3. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Nordic" <Nordic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:57F0B08E-B96A-410A-BBFE-E44A9400640C@microsoft.com...
    >I have IE7, which I am using with Windows XP Professional Version 2002
    >with
    > Servic Pack 3. Is that compatible with IE8? What are the upsides to
    > switching to IE8? Are there any downsides?



    No issues here with XP/SP3 and IE8. Upside #1 is a little more security.

    Download IE8 to your Desktop or another folder. Do not use Windows or
    Microsoft Updates.

    Internet Explorer 8 download:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=341c2ad5-8c3d-4347-8c03-08cdecd8852b

    Restart your computer. With no other programs running, disable your
    anti-virus program and any spyware or spam programs you may have. If you
    are running a third party firewall, disable it and enable the Windows
    firewall.

    Now install IE8 from the Desktop. When you're done, restart your computer
    twice and then make sure your disabled programs are running again.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  4. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    On 05/15/2010 03:25 PM, Nordic wrote:
    > I have IE7, which I am using with Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with
    > Servic Pack 3. Is that compatible with IE8? What are the upsides to
    > switching to IE8? Are there any downsides?




    I've installed IE 8 on about a dozen or so XP machines
    with mixed results

    On about half of them it worked well and I'd call it an improvement

    but on the other half it caused some problems so I had to uninstall it


    If you do have a problem...
    it's easy enough to uninstall

    but do not use System Restore
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    philo wrote:
    <snip>
    > I've installed IE 8 on about a dozen or so XP machines
    > with mixed results
    >
    > On about half of them it worked well and I'd call it an improvement
    >
    > but on the other half it caused some problems so I had to uninstall it


    Chances are the computers already had problems & installing IE8 just
    revealed them.
     
  6. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    On 05/16/2010 01:47 PM, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > philo wrote:
    > <snip>
    >> I've installed IE 8 on about a dozen or so XP machines
    >> with mixed results
    >>
    >> On about half of them it worked well and I'd call it an improvement
    >>
    >> but on the other half it caused some problems so I had to uninstall it

    >
    > Chances are the computers already had problems & installing IE8 just
    > revealed them.



    Nope

    they all worked fine with IE7

    and in a few cases it was a fresh install of XP.


    In once instance though
    I had a problem with IE7 and when I upgraded to IE8
    the problem was cleared up


    the main issue I wanted to make was that if IE8 needs to be uninstalled
    it's not a big deal
    but one must not use System Restore
     

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