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Upgrade to IE8 should be Optional Update not Important till it wor

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jacqueline S., Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Jacqueline S.

    Jacqueline S. Flightless Bird

    IE8 constantly crashes compared to IE7. Once you finally got IE7 to work
    you came out with IE8 which doesn't work.

    Why not have a version WORK properly rather than consantly creating new
    unworkable versions?

    I have had to downgrade to IE7 on all of my computers and now on Windows
    Uprade you are trying to FORCE me to uprade to IE8 by listing it as an
    IMPORTANT update when it is important to me to not have my browser crash
    constantly. It should be an OPTIONAL update only... because of this I have
    had to set my windows update files to NOT automatically install important
    updates but to let me choose which ones I install.

    Sincerely,
    Jacqueline S.

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  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Re: Upgrade to IE8 should be Optional Update not Important till itwor

    Hmmm...IE 8 works just fine here, and I also upgraded from IE 7, which
    itself was an upgrade from IE 6. IE 8 has yet to crash on me.

    Furthermore, IE 8 is and always has been an optional update. In fact,
    users have to agree to the update - twice.

    Unfortunately, you didn't provide enough detail about your problem for
    someone to help you - not even your version of Windows. So here is some
    generic information that should help you:

    Experience has shown that the vast majority of problems with Internet
    Explorer on the public internet are caused by:
    1- Installing incompatible browser add-ons;
    2- Selecting incorrect configuration settings;
    3- Malware infection; and
    4- [If an upgrade] in correctly installing the upgrade.

    (The same issues plague users of Firefox.)

    If you're interested in specific steps for diagnosing your problem, post
    back with a detailed description of your problem ("it crashes" is not
    enough detail); your version of Windows; and a description of how you
    upgraded to IE 8.

    If your security software is not up to date, has expired or has been
    uninstalled, you can pretty much presume your computer is infected with
    malware.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Jacqueline S. wrote:
    > IE8 constantly crashes compared to IE7. Once you finally got IE7 to work
    > you came out with IE8 which doesn't work.
    >
    > Why not have a version WORK properly rather than consantly creating new
    > unworkable versions?
    >
    > I have had to downgrade to IE7 on all of my computers and now on Windows
    > Uprade you are trying to FORCE me to uprade to IE8 by listing it as an
    > IMPORTANT update when it is important to me to not have my browser crash
    > constantly. It should be an OPTIONAL update only... because of this I have
    > had to set my windows update files to NOT automatically install important
    > updates but to let me choose which ones I install.
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > Jacqueline S.
    >
    > ----------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
     
  3. David B.

    David B. Flightless Bird

    You are only making an assumption that IE8 is the problem, what
    troubleshooting have you done to track down the cause?

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    "Jacqueline S." <Jacqueline S.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1499204F-B0E6-4056-A189-F4BA54F653AC@microsoft.com...
    > IE8 constantly crashes compared to IE7. Once you finally got IE7 to work
    > you came out with IE8 which doesn't work.
    >
    > Why not have a version WORK properly rather than consantly creating new
    > unworkable versions?
    >
    > I have had to downgrade to IE7 on all of my computers and now on Windows
    > Uprade you are trying to FORCE me to uprade to IE8 by listing it as an
    > IMPORTANT update when it is important to me to not have my browser crash
    > constantly. It should be an OPTIONAL update only... because of this I
    > have
    > had to set my windows update files to NOT automatically install important
    > updates but to let me choose which ones I install.
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > Jacqueline S.
    >
    > ----------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
    > this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    1. You have Automatic Updates settings available to you which would have
    permitted you to avoid downloading the installer for IE8.

    2. While Automatic Updates will download IE8, it will NOT install without
    your explicit approval (or that of another user with Admin privileges).

    IE8 Installation: the User is in Control
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/05/01/ie8-installation-the-user-is-in-control.aspx

    Prepare for Automatic Update distribution of IE8
    <QP>
    Starting on or about the third week of April, users still running IE6 or IE7
    on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008
    will get will get a notification through Automatic Update about IE8. This
    rollout will start with a narrow audience and expand over time to the entire
    user base. On Windows XP and Server 2003, the update will be [a]
    High-Priority [update]. On Windows Vista and Server 2008 it will be [an]
    Important [update].

    IE8 will not automatically install on machines. Users must opt-in to install
    IE8. Users will see a Welcome screen that offers choices: Ask later, install
    now, or don’t install.

    [screenshot: http://ieblog.members.winisp.net/images/wuwelcomevista.png]

    Users who decline the automatic update can still download it from
    http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 or from Windows Update as an optional update...
    </QP>
    Source:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/04/10/prepare-for-automatic-update-distribution-of-ie8.aspx

    Internet Explorer 8 Delivery through Automatic Updates
    <QP>
    Automatic Updates will notify all such users (including those with Automatic
    Updates configured to automatically download and install updates) when
    Internet Explorer 8 has been downloaded and is ready to install. The
    notification and installation process will not start unless and until a user
    who is a local administrator logs on to the machine. Users who are not local
    administrators will not be prompted to install the update and will thus
    continue using Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7.
    </QP>
    Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/updatemanagement/dd365125.aspx
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Jacqueline S. wrote:
    > IE8 constantly crashes compared to IE7. Once you finally got IE7 to work
    > you came out with IE8 which doesn't work.
    >
    > Why not have a version WORK properly rather than consantly creating new
    > unworkable versions?
    >
    > I have had to downgrade to IE7 on all of my computers and now on Windows
    > Uprade you are trying to FORCE me to uprade to IE8 by listing it as an
    > IMPORTANT update when it is important to me to not have my browser crash
    > constantly. It should be an OPTIONAL update only... because of this I
    > have
    > had to set my windows update files to NOT automatically install important
    > updates but to let me choose which ones I install.
     

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