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XP - Internet Explorer 8


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#1 Taffy_078

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:22 AM

My desktop is XP, IE8 v8.0.6001.18702.

 

A new program updater with WinPatrolPlus tells me that there is a newer version, v11.00.9600.16521 so I first went to the MS IR Downloads page. There was nothing there that referred to a version number but I downloaded it anyway - twice.

 

I still have the v8x.

 

Microsoft's site is not at all helpful - now way to check for the latest version of a product and I next went to the user community help. Looks pretty and has a fast filter to get to your product but then I was stuck. There's no 'create new message' button. I then rang their 5p fee plus 5p a minute telephone help line, selecting Downloads Help. (Roughly 8 US cents a minute).

 

After 20 minutes of ads the woman who answered said her team don't deal with this kind of download problem!

 

So I'm now doing what I probably should have done straightaway - ask the helpful experts here.

 

(1) How can I check for the latest version of IE8 please and

(2) Can I download it from another site, any one except Microsoft?

 

Fingers crossed.

 

PS I have a new Win7 IE11 desktop ready to set up.



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#2 Platypus

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:50 AM

IE8 is the last version to support installation on Windows XP, so you certainly will not be able to use IE11.

 

8.00.6001.18702 is the Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969393

 

Checking on Microsoft Update is the way to have IE8 patched to the latest security updates - next month will be the last issued for components utilizing XP as the host OS.


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