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Optimal Way to Install IE 8 if IE 7 is installed?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by eli, May 16, 2010.

  1. eli

    eli Flightless Bird

    Hello:

    Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?

    I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are inststalled.
    Except for IE 8.

    IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.

    I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most optimal
    way posible so as to avoid problems later on.

    Thanks in advance:

    -eli

    Windows XP Professional Edition
    SP3
    Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    IE 7.0.5730.11
    Firefox 3.6.3
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [Is IE8 offered at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com?]

    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., KB980182). 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.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    eli wrote:
    > Hello:
    >
    > Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?
    >
    > I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are inststalled.
    > Except for IE 8.
    >
    > IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.
    >
    > I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most optimal
    > way posible so as to avoid problems later on.
    >
    > Thanks in advance:
    >
    > -eli
    >
    > Windows XP Professional Edition
    > SP3
    > Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    > Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    > IE 7.0.5730.11
    > Firefox 3.6.3
     
  3. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Follow these suggestions - most of which are standard procedure for
    installing software - and you are virtually assured of success:

    1- Read about the new features of IE 8 on Microsoft's website (and
    elsewhere on the web).

    2- Read the Internet Explorer 8 Release Notes.

    3- Make sure your computer is 100% free of malware.

    4- Make sure your computer is otherwise problem-free. Upgrading to IE 8
    is not a fix for problems you are currently experiencing.

    5- Make sure all your software (including Windows itself) and drivers
    are 100% up to date.

    6- Make sure all your security software, as well as any other software
    you frequently use and websites you frequently visit, are compatible
    with IE 8.

    7- Backup your personal files (documents, photos, spreadsheets, etc.) as
    well as your e-mail, address book and Favorites; and create a restore
    point. (If you're familiar with disk imaging, backup your hard drive.)

    8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    of Internet Explorer.

    9- Download the IE 8 installer from the Microsoft website.

    10- Close all open applications, i.e., applications with an icon on the
    Taskbar.

    11- Disable your security software. Turn on Windows Firewall.

    12- During IE 8 installation, agree to "Install updates."

    13- Reboot /twice/ after installing IE 8.

    14- Turn off Windows Firewall. Re-enable your security software.

    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    eli wrote:
    > Hello:
    >
    > Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?
    >
    > I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are inststalled.
    > Except for IE 8.
    >
    > IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.
    >
    > I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most optimal
    > way posible so as to avoid problems later on.
    >
    > Thanks in advance:
    >
    > -eli
    >
    > Windows XP Professional Edition
    > SP3
    > Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    > Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    > IE 7.0.5730.11
    > Firefox 3.6.3
    >
    >
     
  4. eli

    eli Flightless Bird

    Thank you kindly PA Bear and Leonard Grey.

    Leonard Grey wrote:

    "8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    of Internet Explorer."


    I dont at all mind uninstaling the third pary toolbars, but resetting IE to
    default swould cause some difficulty. Is there a point in the installation
    procedure where it becomes clear that I should reset it to default, or is
    this advisable to do from the get-go?

    Thanks again:

    -eli

    ********************************************

    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:uE9Bw4c9KHA.4316@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Follow these suggestions - most of which are standard procedure for
    > installing software - and you are virtually assured of success:
    >
    > 1- Read about the new features of IE 8 on Microsoft's website (and
    > elsewhere on the web).
    >
    > 2- Read the Internet Explorer 8 Release Notes.
    >
    > 3- Make sure your computer is 100% free of malware.
    >
    > 4- Make sure your computer is otherwise problem-free. Upgrading to IE 8 is
    > not a fix for problems you are currently experiencing.
    >
    > 5- Make sure all your software (including Windows itself) and drivers are
    > 100% up to date.
    >
    > 6- Make sure all your security software, as well as any other software you
    > frequently use and websites you frequently visit, are compatible with IE
    > 8.
    >
    > 7- Backup your personal files (documents, photos, spreadsheets, etc.) as
    > well as your e-mail, address book and Favorites; and create a restore
    > point. (If you're familiar with disk imaging, backup your hard drive.)
    >
    > 8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    > version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    > settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    > customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    > of Internet Explorer.
    >
    > 9- Download the IE 8 installer from the Microsoft website.
    >
    > 10- Close all open applications, i.e., applications with an icon on the
    > Taskbar.
    >
    > 11- Disable your security software. Turn on Windows Firewall.
    >
    > 12- During IE 8 installation, agree to "Install updates."
    >
    > 13- Reboot /twice/ after installing IE 8.
    >
    > 14- Turn off Windows Firewall. Re-enable your security software.
    >
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > eli wrote:
    >> Hello:
    >>
    >> Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?
    >>
    >> I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are
    >> inststalled. Except for IE 8.
    >>
    >> IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.
    >>
    >> I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most optimal
    >> way posible so as to avoid problems later on.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance:
    >>
    >> -eli
    >>
    >> Windows XP Professional Edition
    >> SP3
    >> Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    >> Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    >> IE 7.0.5730.11
    >> Firefox 3.6.3
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Don't put Descartes before your horse.

    eli wrote:
    > Thank you kindly PA Bear and Leonard Grey.
    >
    > Leonard Grey wrote:
    >
    > "8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    > version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    > settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    > customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    > of Internet Explorer."
    >
    >
    > I dont at all mind uninstaling the third pary toolbars, but resetting IE
    > to
    > default swould cause some difficulty. Is there a point in the installation
    > procedure where it becomes clear that I should reset it to default, or is
    > this advisable to do from the get-go?
    >
    > Thanks again:
    >
    > -eli
    >
    > ********************************************
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:uE9Bw4c9KHA.4316@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Follow these suggestions - most of which are standard procedure for
    >> installing software - and you are virtually assured of success:
    >>
    >> 1- Read about the new features of IE 8 on Microsoft's website (and
    >> elsewhere on the web).
    >>
    >> 2- Read the Internet Explorer 8 Release Notes.
    >>
    >> 3- Make sure your computer is 100% free of malware.
    >>
    >> 4- Make sure your computer is otherwise problem-free. Upgrading to IE 8
    >> is
    >> not a fix for problems you are currently experiencing.
    >>
    >> 5- Make sure all your software (including Windows itself) and drivers are
    >> 100% up to date.
    >>
    >> 6- Make sure all your security software, as well as any other software
    >> you
    >> frequently use and websites you frequently visit, are compatible with IE
    >> 8.
    >>
    >> 7- Backup your personal files (documents, photos, spreadsheets, etc.) as
    >> well as your e-mail, address book and Favorites; and create a restore
    >> point. (If you're familiar with disk imaging, backup your hard drive.)
    >>
    >> 8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    >> of Internet Explorer.
    >>
    >> 9- Download the IE 8 installer from the Microsoft website.
    >>
    >> 10- Close all open applications, i.e., applications with an icon on the
    >> Taskbar.
    >>
    >> 11- Disable your security software. Turn on Windows Firewall.
    >>
    >> 12- During IE 8 installation, agree to "Install updates."
    >>
    >> 13- Reboot /twice/ after installing IE 8.
    >>
    >> 14- Turn off Windows Firewall. Re-enable your security software.
    >>
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> eli wrote:
    >>> Hello:
    >>>
    >>> Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?
    >>>
    >>> I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are
    >>> inststalled. Except for IE 8.
    >>>
    >>> IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.
    >>>
    >>> I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most
    >>> optimal
    >>> way posible so as to avoid problems later on.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance:
    >>>
    >>> -eli
    >>>
    >>> Windows XP Professional Edition
    >>> SP3
    >>> Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    >>> Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    >>> IE 7.0.5730.11
    >>> Firefox 3.6.3
     
  6. eli

    eli Flightless Bird

    Hello again:

    I installed IE 8 as recommended here. All seems well so far, except that I
    see two concurrent instances of the iexplore.exe in the taskmanager now.

    Is this normal?

    Thanks:

    -eli

    **************************


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uHJiD2i9KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Don't put Descartes before your horse.
    >
    > eli wrote:
    >> Thank you kindly PA Bear and Leonard Grey.
    >>
    >> Leonard Grey wrote:
    >>
    >> "8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    >> of Internet Explorer."
    >>
    >>
    >> I dont at all mind uninstaling the third pary toolbars, but resetting IE
    >> to
    >> default swould cause some difficulty. Is there a point in the
    >> installation
    >> procedure where it becomes clear that I should reset it to default, or is
    >> this advisable to do from the get-go?
    >>
    >> Thanks again:
    >>
    >> -eli
    >>
    >> ********************************************
    >>
    >> "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:uE9Bw4c9KHA.4316@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Follow these suggestions - most of which are standard procedure for
    >>> installing software - and you are virtually assured of success:
    >>>
    >>> 1- Read about the new features of IE 8 on Microsoft's website (and
    >>> elsewhere on the web).
    >>>
    >>> 2- Read the Internet Explorer 8 Release Notes.
    >>>
    >>> 3- Make sure your computer is 100% free of malware.
    >>>
    >>> 4- Make sure your computer is otherwise problem-free. Upgrading to IE 8
    >>> is
    >>> not a fix for problems you are currently experiencing.
    >>>
    >>> 5- Make sure all your software (including Windows itself) and drivers
    >>> are
    >>> 100% up to date.
    >>>
    >>> 6- Make sure all your security software, as well as any other software
    >>> you
    >>> frequently use and websites you frequently visit, are compatible with IE
    >>> 8.
    >>>
    >>> 7- Backup your personal files (documents, photos, spreadsheets, etc.) as
    >>> well as your e-mail, address book and Favorites; and create a restore
    >>> point. (If you're familiar with disk imaging, backup your hard drive.)
    >>>
    >>> 8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >>> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >>> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >>> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    >>> of Internet Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> 9- Download the IE 8 installer from the Microsoft website.
    >>>
    >>> 10- Close all open applications, i.e., applications with an icon on the
    >>> Taskbar.
    >>>
    >>> 11- Disable your security software. Turn on Windows Firewall.
    >>>
    >>> 12- During IE 8 installation, agree to "Install updates."
    >>>
    >>> 13- Reboot /twice/ after installing IE 8.
    >>>
    >>> 14- Turn off Windows Firewall. Re-enable your security software.
    >>>
    >>> ---
    >>> Leonard Grey
    >>> Errare humanum est
    >>>
    >>> eli wrote:
    >>>> Hello:
    >>>>
    >>>> Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?
    >>>>
    >>>> I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are
    >>>> inststalled. Except for IE 8.
    >>>>
    >>>> IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.
    >>>>
    >>>> I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most
    >>>> optimal
    >>>> way posible so as to avoid problems later on.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks in advance:
    >>>>
    >>>> -eli
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows XP Professional Edition
    >>>> SP3
    >>>> Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    >>>> Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    >>>> IE 7.0.5730.11
    >>>> Firefox 3.6.3

    >
     
  7. eli

    eli Flightless Bird

    ADDENDUM:

    By two instances of ieplore.exe I meant two instances in the list of
    processes in taskmanager, not in the list of applications running. Only one
    instance in list of applications, two in list of processes.

    -eli

    **********************
    "eli" <someone@somebody.com> wrote in message
    news:eisM$al9KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hello again:
    >
    > I installed IE 8 as recommended here. All seems well so far, except that
    > I see two concurrent instances of the iexplore.exe in the taskmanager now.
    >
    > Is this normal?
    >
    > Thanks:
    >
    > -eli
    >
    > **************************
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:uHJiD2i9KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Don't put Descartes before your horse.
    >>
    >> eli wrote:
    >>> Thank you kindly PA Bear and Leonard Grey.
    >>>
    >>> Leonard Grey wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >>> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >>> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >>> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    >>> of Internet Explorer."
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I dont at all mind uninstaling the third pary toolbars, but resetting IE
    >>> to
    >>> default swould cause some difficulty. Is there a point in the
    >>> installation
    >>> procedure where it becomes clear that I should reset it to default, or
    >>> is
    >>> this advisable to do from the get-go?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks again:
    >>>
    >>> -eli
    >>>
    >>> ********************************************
    >>>
    >>> "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:uE9Bw4c9KHA.4316@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Follow these suggestions - most of which are standard procedure for
    >>>> installing software - and you are virtually assured of success:
    >>>>
    >>>> 1- Read about the new features of IE 8 on Microsoft's website (and
    >>>> elsewhere on the web).
    >>>>
    >>>> 2- Read the Internet Explorer 8 Release Notes.
    >>>>
    >>>> 3- Make sure your computer is 100% free of malware.
    >>>>
    >>>> 4- Make sure your computer is otherwise problem-free. Upgrading to IE 8
    >>>> is
    >>>> not a fix for problems you are currently experiencing.
    >>>>
    >>>> 5- Make sure all your software (including Windows itself) and drivers
    >>>> are
    >>>> 100% up to date.
    >>>>
    >>>> 6- Make sure all your security software, as well as any other software
    >>>> you
    >>>> frequently use and websites you frequently visit, are compatible with
    >>>> IE
    >>>> 8.
    >>>>
    >>>> 7- Backup your personal files (documents, photos, spreadsheets, etc.)
    >>>> as
    >>>> well as your e-mail, address book and Favorites; and create a restore
    >>>> point. (If you're familiar with disk imaging, backup your hard drive.)
    >>>>
    >>>> 8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >>>> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >>>> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >>>> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh
    >>>> version
    >>>> of Internet Explorer.
    >>>>
    >>>> 9- Download the IE 8 installer from the Microsoft website.
    >>>>
    >>>> 10- Close all open applications, i.e., applications with an icon on the
    >>>> Taskbar.
    >>>>
    >>>> 11- Disable your security software. Turn on Windows Firewall.
    >>>>
    >>>> 12- During IE 8 installation, agree to "Install updates."
    >>>>
    >>>> 13- Reboot /twice/ after installing IE 8.
    >>>>
    >>>> 14- Turn off Windows Firewall. Re-enable your security software.
    >>>>
    >>>> ---
    >>>> Leonard Grey
    >>>> Errare humanum est
    >>>>
    >>>> eli wrote:
    >>>>> Hello:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are
    >>>>> inststalled. Except for IE 8.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most
    >>>>> optimal
    >>>>> way posible so as to avoid problems later on.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks in advance:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> -eli
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Windows XP Professional Edition
    >>>>> SP3
    >>>>> Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    >>>>> Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    >>>>> IE 7.0.5730.11
    >>>>> Firefox 3.6.3

    >>

    >
    >
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    Yes, this is completely normal. If you want to see more technical details as
    to why, read through
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/03/11/ie8-and-loosely-coupled-ie-lcie.aspx

    Dan


    "eli" <someone@somebody.com> wrote in message
    news:eiCHPfl9KHA.148@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > ADDENDUM:
    >
    > By two instances of ieplore.exe I meant two instances in the list of
    > processes in taskmanager, not in the list of applications running. Only
    > one instance in list of applications, two in list of processes.
    >
    > -eli
    >
    > **********************
    > "eli" <someone@somebody.com> wrote in message
    > news:eisM$al9KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Hello again:
    >>
    >> I installed IE 8 as recommended here. All seems well so far, except that
    >> I see two concurrent instances of the iexplore.exe in the taskmanager
    >> now.
    >>
    >> Is this normal?
    >>
    >> Thanks:
    >>
    >> -eli
    >>
    >> **************************
    >>
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uHJiD2i9KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Don't put Descartes before your horse.
    >>>
    >>> eli wrote:
    >>>> Thank you kindly PA Bear and Leonard Grey.
    >>>>
    >>>> Leonard Grey wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> "8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >>>> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >>>> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >>>> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh
    >>>> version
    >>>> of Internet Explorer."
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I dont at all mind uninstaling the third pary toolbars, but resetting
    >>>> IE to
    >>>> default swould cause some difficulty. Is there a point in the
    >>>> installation
    >>>> procedure where it becomes clear that I should reset it to default, or
    >>>> is
    >>>> this advisable to do from the get-go?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks again:
    >>>>
    >>>> -eli
    >>>>
    >>>> ********************************************
    >>>>
    >>>> "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>> news:uE9Bw4c9KHA.4316@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Follow these suggestions - most of which are standard procedure for
    >>>>> installing software - and you are virtually assured of success:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 1- Read about the new features of IE 8 on Microsoft's website (and
    >>>>> elsewhere on the web).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 2- Read the Internet Explorer 8 Release Notes.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 3- Make sure your computer is 100% free of malware.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 4- Make sure your computer is otherwise problem-free. Upgrading to IE
    >>>>> 8 is
    >>>>> not a fix for problems you are currently experiencing.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 5- Make sure all your software (including Windows itself) and drivers
    >>>>> are
    >>>>> 100% up to date.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 6- Make sure all your security software, as well as any other software
    >>>>> you
    >>>>> frequently use and websites you frequently visit, are compatible with
    >>>>> IE
    >>>>> 8.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 7- Backup your personal files (documents, photos, spreadsheets, etc.)
    >>>>> as
    >>>>> well as your e-mail, address book and Favorites; and create a restore
    >>>>> point. (If you're familiar with disk imaging, backup your hard drive.)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >>>>> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >>>>> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >>>>> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh
    >>>>> version
    >>>>> of Internet Explorer.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 9- Download the IE 8 installer from the Microsoft website.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 10- Close all open applications, i.e., applications with an icon on
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> Taskbar.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 11- Disable your security software. Turn on Windows Firewall.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 12- During IE 8 installation, agree to "Install updates."
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 13- Reboot /twice/ after installing IE 8.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 14- Turn off Windows Firewall. Re-enable your security software.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ---
    >>>>> Leonard Grey
    >>>>> Errare humanum est
    >>>>>
    >>>>> eli wrote:
    >>>>>> Hello:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are
    >>>>>> inststalled. Except for IE 8.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most
    >>>>>> optimal
    >>>>>> way posible so as to avoid problems later on.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks in advance:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> -eli
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Windows XP Professional Edition
    >>>>>> SP3
    >>>>>> Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    >>>>>> Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    >>>>>> IE 7.0.5730.11
    >>>>>> Firefox 3.6.3
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  9. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Resetting Internet Explorer to default settings is suggested because
    many users - not necessarily including you - cause trouble for
    themselves by making inappropriate changes to their configuration.

    You won't know if the changes you have made to your IE settings will
    cause trouble until after the browser is installed...sometimes not until
    weeks afterward, when it turns out that a website you're trying to use
    is not compatible with your settings.

    I've never needed to reset my IE settings, but I've made very few
    changes to the defaults and could probably re-do my choices in a few
    minutes.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    eli wrote:
    > Thank you kindly PA Bear and Leonard Grey.
    >
    > Leonard Grey wrote:
    >
    > "8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    > version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    > settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    > customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    > of Internet Explorer."
    >
    >
    > I dont at all mind uninstaling the third pary toolbars, but resetting IE to
    > default swould cause some difficulty. Is there a point in the installation
    > procedure where it becomes clear that I should reset it to default, or is
    > this advisable to do from the get-go?
    >
    > Thanks again:
    >
    > -eli
    >
    > ********************************************
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:uE9Bw4c9KHA.4316@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Follow these suggestions - most of which are standard procedure for
    >> installing software - and you are virtually assured of success:
    >>
    >> 1- Read about the new features of IE 8 on Microsoft's website (and
    >> elsewhere on the web).
    >>
    >> 2- Read the Internet Explorer 8 Release Notes.
    >>
    >> 3- Make sure your computer is 100% free of malware.
    >>
    >> 4- Make sure your computer is otherwise problem-free. Upgrading to IE 8 is
    >> not a fix for problems you are currently experiencing.
    >>
    >> 5- Make sure all your software (including Windows itself) and drivers are
    >> 100% up to date.
    >>
    >> 6- Make sure all your security software, as well as any other software you
    >> frequently use and websites you frequently visit, are compatible with IE
    >> 8.
    >>
    >> 7- Backup your personal files (documents, photos, spreadsheets, etc.) as
    >> well as your e-mail, address book and Favorites; and create a restore
    >> point. (If you're familiar with disk imaging, backup your hard drive.)
    >>
    >> 8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
    >> of Internet Explorer.
    >>
    >> 9- Download the IE 8 installer from the Microsoft website.
    >>
    >> 10- Close all open applications, i.e., applications with an icon on the
    >> Taskbar.
    >>
    >> 11- Disable your security software. Turn on Windows Firewall.
    >>
    >> 12- During IE 8 installation, agree to "Install updates."
    >>
    >> 13- Reboot /twice/ after installing IE 8.
    >>
    >> 14- Turn off Windows Firewall. Re-enable your security software.
    >>
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> eli wrote:
    >>> Hello:
    >>>
    >>> Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?
    >>>
    >>> I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are
    >>> inststalled. Except for IE 8.
    >>>
    >>> IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.
    >>>
    >>> I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most optimal
    >>> way posible so as to avoid problems later on.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance:
    >>>
    >>> -eli
    >>>
    >>> Windows XP Professional Edition
    >>> SP3
    >>> Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    >>> Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    >>> IE 7.0.5730.11
    >>> Firefox 3.6.3

    >
    >
     
  10. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Leonard Grey <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > Resetting Internet Explorer to default settings is suggested because
    > many users - not necessarily including you - cause trouble for
    > themselves by making inappropriate changes to their configuration.


    Maybe a suggestion to Microsoft should be to improve the options
    screen. Especially the "advanced" tab is a much too long list of
    cryptic yes/no checkmark options, where it is much too simple to make
    changes for which you cannot immediately see the consequences.
     
  11. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    See http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/07/28/ie8-and-reliability.aspx

    More:

    IE8 Tour
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/tour/default.aspx

    IE8 Videos
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/videos.aspx (Silverlight)
    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ie8videos&view=videos
    • Overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGzlJFx7YaE
    • Security Features: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMqcEEBogj4
    • Easier Browsing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gStCIkPUrhM
    • Compatibility View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSs1ulZKgCA
    • History of the Internet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsMFyo8DWs4

    IE8 Features: Accelerators; Performance; Favorites & History Management;
    Instant Search; Web Slices; Automatic Crash Recovery; InPrivate Browsing;
    Security; and more. See the 3 tabs (i.e., Faster; Easier; Safer) on this
    page:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/features/faster.aspx

    IE8: Features & Benchmarks (ZDNet)
    http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/productivity/0,1000001108,39630019,00.htm
    • Screenshot Tutorial:
    http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/productivity/0,1000001108,39630014,00.htm


    eli wrote:
    > ADDENDUM:
    >
    > By two instances of ieplore.exe I meant two instances in the list of
    > processes in taskmanager, not in the list of applications running. Only
    > one
    > instance in list of applications, two in list of processes.
    >
    > -eli
    >
    > **********************
    > "eli" <someone@somebody.com> wrote in message
    > news:eisM$al9KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Hello again:
    >>
    >> I installed IE 8 as recommended here. All seems well so far, except that
    >> I see two concurrent instances of the iexplore.exe in the taskmanager
    >> now.
    >>
    >> Is this normal?
    >>
    >> Thanks:
    >>
    >> -eli
    >>
    >> **************************
    >>
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uHJiD2i9KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Don't put Descartes before your horse.
    >>>
    >>> eli wrote:
    >>>> Thank you kindly PA Bear and Leonard Grey.
    >>>>
    >>>> Leonard Grey wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> "8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >>>> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >>>> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >>>> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh
    >>>> version
    >>>> of Internet Explorer."
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I dont at all mind uninstaling the third pary toolbars, but resetting
    >>>> IE
    >>>> to
    >>>> default swould cause some difficulty. Is there a point in the
    >>>> installation
    >>>> procedure where it becomes clear that I should reset it to default, or
    >>>> is
    >>>> this advisable to do from the get-go?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks again:
    >>>>
    >>>> -eli
    >>>>
    >>>> ********************************************
    >>>>
    >>>> "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>> news:uE9Bw4c9KHA.4316@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Follow these suggestions - most of which are standard procedure for
    >>>>> installing software - and you are virtually assured of success:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 1- Read about the new features of IE 8 on Microsoft's website (and
    >>>>> elsewhere on the web).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 2- Read the Internet Explorer 8 Release Notes.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 3- Make sure your computer is 100% free of malware.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 4- Make sure your computer is otherwise problem-free. Upgrading to IE
    >>>>> 8
    >>>>> is
    >>>>> not a fix for problems you are currently experiencing.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 5- Make sure all your software (including Windows itself) and drivers
    >>>>> are
    >>>>> 100% up to date.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 6- Make sure all your security software, as well as any other software
    >>>>> you
    >>>>> frequently use and websites you frequently visit, are compatible with
    >>>>> IE
    >>>>> 8.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 7- Backup your personal files (documents, photos, spreadsheets, etc.)
    >>>>> as
    >>>>> well as your e-mail, address book and Favorites; and create a restore
    >>>>> point. (If you're familiar with disk imaging, backup your hard drive.)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
    >>>>> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
    >>>>> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
    >>>>> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh
    >>>>> version
    >>>>> of Internet Explorer.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 9- Download the IE 8 installer from the Microsoft website.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 10- Close all open applications, i.e., applications with an icon on
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> Taskbar.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 11- Disable your security software. Turn on Windows Firewall.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 12- During IE 8 installation, agree to "Install updates."
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 13- Reboot /twice/ after installing IE 8.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 14- Turn off Windows Firewall. Re-enable your security software.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> ---
    >>>>> Leonard Grey
    >>>>> Errare humanum est
    >>>>>
    >>>>> eli wrote:
    >>>>>> Hello:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Would you kindly outline the optimal way to install IE8 ?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I currently have IE 7.0.5730.11 All essential MS updates are
    >>>>>> inststalled. Except for IE 8.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> IE 7 works fine, but I've heard IE 8 is more secure.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I'd rather take the extra time to do the installation in the most
    >>>>>> optimal
    >>>>>> way posible so as to avoid problems later on.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks in advance:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> -eli
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Windows XP Professional Edition
    >>>>>> SP3
    >>>>>> Avira Antivir Personal Edition 10.0.0.567
    >>>>>> Outpost Firewall Free 6.5.1
    >>>>>> IE 7.0.5730.11
    >>>>>> Firefox 3.6.3
     
  12. eli

    eli Flightless Bird

    Thanks PA Bear and Leonard Grey:

    The installation of IE 8 went smoothly, and I'm satisified with this new
    browser. As far as the need to reset to default condition, I didnt do
    it...yet..So far haven't encountered the need to. As much as I love
    Descartes, I put the him behind the horse.

    Thanks for those links, PA Bear. I'm having trouble figuring out just how to
    work the "in private filtering" function , in terms of blocking content
    from specific sites. The Help in IE 8 doesn't adequately address that.
    Enhanced security was main reason for my upgrade. Is there a link which
    addreses this : "in private filtering" better?

    Thanks again:

    -eli

    **********************************





    "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    news:slrnhv591s.elu.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    > Leonard Grey <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >> Resetting Internet Explorer to default settings is suggested because
    >> many users - not necessarily including you - cause trouble for
    >> themselves by making inappropriate changes to their configuration.

    >
    > Maybe a suggestion to Microsoft should be to improve the options
    > screen. Especially the "advanced" tab is a much too long list of
    > cryptic yes/no checkmark options, where it is much too simple to make
    > changes for which you cannot immediately see the consequences.
     
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Start here: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/08/25/ie8-and-privacy.aspx

    Tip: Run a search on "inprivate" and/or "inprivate mode" (w/out the quotes)
    using the Search box on the blog page for more. Results will contain two
    tabs, one for IE Blog content and another for all the web.

    Tweaks include...

    Enable InPrivate Filtering by Default for all Internet Explorer 8 Sessions
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/enable-inprivate-filtering-default-ie8-sessions/

    How to Start Internet Explorer 8 in InPrivate Browsing Mode by Default
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-start-internet-explorer-8-in-inprivate-mode-by-default/

    Add "Open in InPrivate Window" Option to the Right-Click Menu in Internet
    Explorer 8
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/open-in-inprivate-window-right-click-menu-ie8/


    eli wrote:
    > Thanks PA Bear and Leonard Grey:
    >
    > The installation of IE 8 went smoothly, and I'm satisified with this new
    > browser. As far as the need to reset to default condition, I didnt do
    > it...yet..So far haven't encountered the need to. As much as I love
    > Descartes, I put the him behind the horse.
    >
    > Thanks for those links, PA Bear. I'm having trouble figuring out just how
    > to
    > work the "in private filtering" function , in terms of blocking content
    > from specific sites. The Help in IE 8 doesn't adequately address that.
    > Enhanced security was main reason for my upgrade. Is there a link which
    > addreses this : "in private filtering" better?

    <SNIP>
     

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