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WINDOWS XP 32-bit IE8 and Google incompatabilty


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#1 betenoire

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

Is WINDOWS 7 really an option to this Google browser/IE8 [with limitations of running 32-bit WINDOWS XPprof] compatability problem?
I am running Google Chrome on another DELL inspiron 1000 Laptop and I'm not yet convinced about Chrome. I geuss my question is,
what are other XP users planning to do?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

Hi
I'm not quite clear about your question. What Google browser/IE8 compatibility problem? The Google Browser is Chrome. Can You explain in more detail?


I run Internet Explorer 8 on windows XP Pro 32 Bit on one computer. It works fine with Google search, Translate, Maps etc.
I have run Chrome on the machine and removed it. I just didn't like it, it did run fine however. And of course Firefox works good too.

The way I regard that computer a Pentium 4 3.2Ghz with 1.75 Gb memory is that it isn't broken why try and fix it. It does everything my Windows 7 computers do just slower.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:22 AM

what are other XP users planning to do?

I use Firefox, and at work we just ignore the notification.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

Hi

Exactly. Firefox works, I find it hard to believe that Google is willing to alienate the huge percentage of Windows users that are using Windows XP by not allowing IE8. I have to believe that the warning is trying to drive up Chrome usage.

True, as I understand it IE8 is not as secure as IE9 or IE10 but it is needed for some business needs. The company Website maintenance and fulfillment requires Internet Explorer. Fortunately for me I no longer have to deal with that aggravation.

Try Firefox @ http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/
Firefox can import all your settings and favorites from Internet explorer when you are installing it.
Then to make it more secure I suggest NoScript @ http://noscript.net/ and Web of Trust @ http://www.mywot.com/
Web of Trust is available for Firefox, Internet explorer and more.

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