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cant install ie8, reverted back to ie6


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#1 SilverDogg

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:45 PM

as the topic says, i tried installing the newest ie, but instead it got reverted back to ie6 for some strange reason. already had an earlier build of ie8 installed with no problems at all, but this one really doesnt want to be installed.

i read a couple of ppl stating that sp3 is some sort of a problem. should i try removing sp3, then install ie8, and then install sp3 again perhaps?

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:24 PM

I don't have an answer for you. However I must post this caution for members who may download IE8 to try and help you.

Please note that this program is a pre-release beta version of a product and not completely tested to ensure its stability or reliability.

What is beta software?

After an initial round of in-house testing, software publishers often release new programs to be tested by the public. These pre-release versions are called beta software, usually denoted by a "b" in the version number, e.g., Netscape Navigator 2.0b5. Since the publisher couldn't possibly test the software under all possible conditions, it is reasonable to expect that wider use of the software may uncover problems that were not discovered during in-house testing. The publisher expects to be notified when users find such problems so that the program can be fixed before its official release.

In general, you should expect to run into bugs whenever using any piece of beta software. These bugs may range in severity from minor features that don't work to problems that cause your computer to crash. You should decide whether the benefit of new features in a beta program outweighs the risk of program instability before choosing to use a piece of beta software. You should also be aware that UITS will not have thoroughly tested beta software, nor will the software be guaranteed by its maker, so you should not expect the same level of support as you would receive for an official release version of the program.

The goal of a beta program is to collect information regarding the performance, quality, stability, and functionality of new products in order to iron out the bugs before they are released to the general public. If you choose to use a beta program, you use it at your own risk.

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#3 bluesjunior

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:25 AM

Animal,
According to Microsoft Download Notifications it is RC1. Does this change anything in your post above. I don't really use IE apart from updates but do like to keep my PC up to date program wise. Would you advise installing RC1 or wait a bit?.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:46 AM

ok, so i decided to try and remove sp3 and then install ie8, but the same thing happened. no chance of me installing it at the moment i guess, which also means im stuck with sucky ie6 =(. not that i use it that much, but when i have to use it id rather use a nonbleepty version. hopefully this will resolve itself soon.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:11 PM

update update update


checked this out, and took a look at the log. there were a couple of errors regarding registry. so i opened regedit and gave everybody permission to those files, and then the installation worked like a charm.

so now finally ie8 is installed. will work with ie7 aswell obviously ;)

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:49 PM

My solutions was to get rid of ie8 until all the bugs are fixed. I had a big problem with ie8 so I went back to ie6.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:43 AM

According to Microsoft Download Notifications it is RC1. Does this change anything in your post above. I don't really use IE apart from updates but do like to keep my PC up to date program wise. Would you advise installing RC1 or wait a bit?.



Beta is software actively being debugged and release candidate software has the potential to become the final version unless major bugs are discovered. Whether you install release candidate software or not is whether you can handle dealing with potentially unstable software which can result in system crashes. Beta and release candidate software is not meant for the general population to download as there may still be installation issues to be resolved. The final version of Internet Explorer 8 is not predicted to be a final release for several months. Since you are using internet explorer for updates only I'd say stick with 7 until 8 is a final release.




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