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New Laptop/New Explorer, what do I do?

By bwhiting ·
If you recently bought a new laptop and it came with IE9 installed, how can you get IE8 on there instead? Not all Web Applications work with IE9.

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by CharlieSpencer

Can you be more specific? What applications aren't working for you? I ask because I don't think there's anything you can do to downgrade IE, but maybe we can make it work for you.

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Have you tried

by OH Smeg In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, ...

Opening the Control Panel and removing IE9 from Windows Components?

Then you can install IE8 which you have downloaded previously from the M$ Download Center.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Have you tried

I don't think you can downgrade the version of IE that comes build into a Windows OS. Whatever is there to begin with is as low as you can go.

Removing IE from Windows Components hasn't really removed it since W95; it just removes the icons and shortcuts. The original installation version is still there; too much of the GUI depends on it.

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by OH Smeg In reply to Have you tried

With 7 you should be able to load IE8 if it came with IE9 Installed.

After all IE8 is what 7 was originally supplied with and you had to Update to IE9 for most people and it's still that way with White Box's.

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IE8

by Strayer In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, ...

Do not remove anything before you install another version of IE. The browser is bundled into the OS. I wouldn't remove an IE installation at all.
Get a download of IE8 and see if you can install it. If you can, use it.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to IE8

The trouble there is when you attempt to install IE8 you are given a message that you already have a newer version of IE Installed and the Installation ceases.

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Forget about IE...

by dldorrance In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, ...

Download Firefox or Chrome which properly interpret website contents.

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IE9 - IE8

by digitalbattery In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, ...

very easy, Please press the win key (start), find the windows updates , then uninstall the IE9 update, then you IE will turn to IE8.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to IE9 - IE8

Windows Updates will not download an older version of IE when a newer one is already installed.

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by unreal76 In reply to IE9 - IE8

I ran into this problem last week and uninstalling the IE9 update through windows update worked for me.

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You might want to read this first.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, ...

MS to force W7 users to IE9, XP to IE8, in 2012.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/australia/australia-to-lead-ie67-sunsetting/425?tag=mantle_skin;content

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