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If I Download IE-8


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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:06 AM

Howdy,

I am thinking of downloading IE-8. I have heard good and bad thinks about it. Some of what I read has been very bad.

If I give it a try and have problems with it ,can I use system restore to go back to IE-7 or will it be a much more difficult procedure to go back to IE-7 ?


Thanks for your time.

Dennis :thumbsup:



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Edited by Dennis H, 10 May 2009 - 08:07 AM.


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#2 OldGrumpyBastard

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:12 AM

I don't know about using system restore (I've never tried it that way) but you can easily remove IE8 from the control panel>Add or Remove Programs then re-install IE7.
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:25 AM

I agree with OldGrumpyBastard, why would you try system restore, add/remove programs works just fine. But I think you will find IE8 somewhat nicer than IE7.
So far I had no issues, it runs a lot faster than IE7, only sometimes it freezes up while using ActiveX.

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#4 Dennis H

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:55 AM

I was thinking that if I reinstalled IE-7 I would have to download all the updates again. I thought that system restore would be the simple way to go. But what do I know, nothing. :thumbsup:





Thanks for the replies.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:01 AM

Yes, that is a disadvantage. I suppose you could use system restore, but I honestly doubt you will need to go back.

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#6 Dennis H

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:06 AM

Thanks elise025. I am going to give it a try.

One of the sites I was on reading about IE-8 ,folks mentioned they were having trouble uninstalling it completely and could not download IE-7 because of that. That was my main concern. Hopefilly I will not have to worry with that.



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Edited by Dennis H, 10 May 2009 - 09:13 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:42 AM

You know how it is, still a microsoft product, so everything is possible......

Good luck!

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