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Not a fan of IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by JMO, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. JMO

    JMO Flightless Bird

    Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with IE7. Pages loaded
    quickly and without problems. Now I have the newer, better browser. Many
    pages I used to frequent without problems fail to load. fail to load. fail to
    load. fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something wrong with
    the page. There is never anything wrong with IE8. I don't believe it.
     
  2. Michael T

    Michael T Flightless Bird

    "JMO" <JMO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1D9286DD-991F-43C9-9276-8E0FFAB0FC81@microsoft.com...
    > Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with IE7. Pages
    > loaded
    > quickly and without problems. Now I have the newer, better browser. Many
    > pages I used to frequent without problems fail to load. fail to load. fail
    > to
    > load. fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something wrong
    > with
    > the page. There is never anything wrong with IE8. I don't believe it.


    Sorry to hear that.

    I've had the opposite experience.

    Pages load faster and my CPU usage (in Task Manager) seldom goes to 100%
    like it did frequently with IE7.

    I also like the new tab control options along with more features with the
    Address Bar.

    Michael T.
    Senior Software Engineer
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    "If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out." (Mark 9:47)

    How to uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700


    JMO wrote:
    > Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with IE7. Pages
    > loaded
    > quickly and without problems. Now I have the newer, better browser. Many
    > pages I used to frequent without problems fail to load. fail to load. fail
    > to load. fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something wrong
    > with the page. There is never anything wrong with IE8. I don't believe it.
     
  4. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "JMO" <JMO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1D9286DD-991F-43C9-9276-8E0FFAB0FC81@microsoft.com...
    > Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with IE7. Pages
    > loaded
    > quickly and without problems. Now I have the newer, better browser. Many
    > pages I used to frequent without problems fail to load. fail to load. fail
    > to
    > load. fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something wrong
    > with
    > the page. There is never anything wrong with IE8. I don't believe it.



    Reinstall your anti-virus. Remove it, then install it.
     
  5. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:1D9286DD-991F-43C9-9276-8E0FFAB0FC81@microsoft.com,
    JMO <JMO@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with
    > IE7. Pages loaded quickly and without problems. Now I have
    > the newer, better browser. Many pages I used to frequent
    > without problems fail to load. fail to load. fail to load.
    > fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something
    > wrong with the page. There is never anything wrong with
    > IE8. I don't believe it.


    Uninstall it, redownload IE8 from MS, and reinstall. I'll bet
    it'll work better then. Don't use auto-update to get IE8;
    download it yourself instead.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  6. shakey

    shakey Flightless Bird

    "JMO" <JMO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1D9286DD-991F-43C9-9276-8E0FFAB0FC81@microsoft.com...
    > Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with IE7. Pages
    > loaded
    > quickly and without problems. Now I have the newer, better browser. Many
    > pages I used to frequent without problems fail to load. fail to load. fail
    > to
    > load. fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something wrong
    > with
    > the page. There is never anything wrong with IE8. I don't believe it.
    > Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with IE 7. Pages
    > loaded
    > quickly and without problems. Now I have the newer, better browser. Many
    > pages I used to frequent without problems fail to load. fail to load. fail
    > to
    > load. fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something wrong
    > with
    > the page. There is never anything wrong with IE 8. I don't believe it.


    I first must admit to not yet trying any of the earlier suggested fixes
    which I will try.
    However IE 8 has caused me to have less satisfaction from the web with its
    page unavailable failures and blank jpg's in some web pages. These are not
    presented when using IE 7.
    SG
     
  7. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    shakey <NOONE@NOWHERE.NET> wrote:
    > However IE 8 has caused me to have less satisfaction from the web with its
    > page unavailable failures and blank jpg's in some web pages. These are not
    > presented when using IE 7.


    I think it is a good idea to communicate this to Microsoft.
    They may want to hear when significant number of customers don't like
    the products they release.
    It has happened before that the company decided to abandon (and replace)
    products because of widespread customer dissatisfaction.
     
  8. Michael T

    Michael T Flightless Bird

    "JMO" <JMO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1D9286DD-991F-43C9-9276-8E0FFAB0FC81@microsoft.com...
    > Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with IE7. Pages
    > loaded
    > quickly and without problems. Now I have the newer, better browser. Many
    > pages I used to frequent without problems fail to load. fail to load. fail
    > to
    > load. fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something wrong
    > with
    > the page. There is never anything wrong with IE8. I don't believe it.


    Among the other suggestions, I would consider some, or all, of the
    following:
    Note: These steps may not fix your problem, but they may help you isolate
    it.

    1) Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security
    Then click "Reset all zones to default level"

    2) Test the bad webpages with IE8 add-ons temporarily disabled

    3) I might even consider testing the bad webpages with your anti-virus
    software temporarily disabled.

    4) Delete all of the IE8 files,
    1.. Start Internet Explorer.
    2.. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    3.. Under Browsing history, click Delete.
    4.. Select the check box next to Preserve Favorites website data.
    5.. Select the check box next to Temporary Internet Files.
    6.. Select the check box next to Cookies.
    7.. Select the check box next to History.
    8.. Select the check box next to Form data.
    9.. Select the check box next to InPrivate Filtering data.
    10.. At the bottom of window, click Delete.
    11.. Close Internet Explorer, start Internet Explorer again, and then try
    to access the Web page.
    Good luck.
     
  9. shakey

    shakey Flightless Bird

    "Michael T" <no_spam_1974@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:%O3zn.169834$9b5.124584@newsfe01.iad...
    > "JMO" <JMO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1D9286DD-991F-43C9-9276-8E0FFAB0FC81@microsoft.com...
    >> Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with IE7. Pages
    >> loaded
    >> quickly and without problems. Now I have the newer, better browser. Many
    >> pages I used to frequent without problems fail to load. fail to load.
    >> fail to
    >> load. fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something wrong
    >> with
    >> the page. There is never anything wrong with IE8. I don't believe it.

    >
    > Among the other suggestions, I would consider some, or all, of the
    > following:
    > Note: These steps may not fix your problem, but they may help you isolate
    > it.
    >
    > 1) Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security
    > Then click "Reset all zones to default level"
    >
    > 2) Test the bad webpages with IE8 add-ons temporarily disabled
    >
    > 3) I might even consider testing the bad webpages with your anti-virus
    > software temporarily disabled.
    >
    > 4) Delete all of the IE8 files,
    > 1.. Start Internet Explorer.
    > 2.. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    > 3.. Under Browsing history, click Delete.
    > 4.. Select the check box next to Preserve Favorites website data.
    > 5.. Select the check box next to Temporary Internet Files.
    > 6.. Select the check box next to Cookies.
    > 7.. Select the check box next to History.
    > 8.. Select the check box next to Form data.
    > 9.. Select the check box next to InPrivate Filtering data.
    > 10.. At the bottom of window, click Delete.
    > 11.. Close Internet Explorer, start Internet Explorer again, and then try
    > to access the Web page.
    > Good luck.

    Sorry Michael but if it necessary to butcher your records of history,
    favorites, form data etc. to make a program work then its time to scrap that
    program.
    SG
     
  10. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    > "Michael T" <no_spam_1974@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:%O3zn.169834$9b5.124584@newsfe01.iad...
    > > "JMO" <JMO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:1D9286DD-991F-43C9-9276-8E0FFAB0FC81@microsoft.com...
    > >> Before I upgraded to IE 8, I enjoyed surfing the web with IE7. Pages
    > >> loaded
    > >> quickly and without problems. Now I have the newer, better browser.

    Many
    > >> pages I used to frequent without problems fail to load. fail to load.
    > >> fail to
    > >> load. fail to load. Sorry, cannot load. there is always something wrong
    > >> with
    > >> the page. There is never anything wrong with IE8. I don't believe it.

    > >
    > > Among the other suggestions, I would consider some, or all, of the
    > > following:
    > > Note: These steps may not fix your problem, but they may help you

    isolate
    > > it.
    > >
    > > 1) Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security
    > > Then click "Reset all zones to default level"
    > >
    > > 2) Test the bad webpages with IE8 add-ons temporarily disabled
    > >
    > > 3) I might even consider testing the bad webpages with your anti-virus
    > > software temporarily disabled.
    > >
    > > 4) Delete all of the IE8 files,
    > > 1.. Start Internet Explorer.
    > > 2.. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    > > 3.. Under Browsing history, click Delete.
    > > 4.. Select the check box next to Preserve Favorites website data.
    > > 5.. Select the check box next to Temporary Internet Files.
    > > 6.. Select the check box next to Cookies.
    > > 7.. Select the check box next to History.
    > > 8.. Select the check box next to Form data.
    > > 9.. Select the check box next to InPrivate Filtering data.
    > > 10.. At the bottom of window, click Delete.
    > > 11.. Close Internet Explorer, start Internet Explorer again, and then

    try
    > > to access the Web page.
    > > Good luck.


    "shakey" <NOONE@NOWHERE.NET> wrote in message
    news:-OzPoMnB4KHA.3844@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Sorry Michael but if it necessary to butcher your records of history,
    > favorites, form data etc. to make a program work then its time to scrap

    that
    > program.
    > SG


    Stuff (corruption) happens. Sometimes you have to do a cleanup. ;-)

    Don
     

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