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    New Laptop/New Explorer, what do I do?

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    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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    • #2445164

      Clarifications

      by bwhiting ·

      In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, what do I do?

      Clarifications

      • #2444400

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        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to Clarifications

        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.

    • #2445163

      Have you tried

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, what do I do?

      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.

      Col

      • #2444401

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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.

      • #2444396

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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. 😉

        Col

    • #2444372

      IE8

      by strayer ·

      In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, what do I do?

      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.

      • #2444356

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        by hal 9000 ·

        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. 😉

        Col

    • #2444348

      Forget about IE…

      by dldorrance ·

      In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, what do I do?

      Download Firefox or Chrome which properly interpret website contents.

    • #2444346

      IE9 – IE8

      by digitalbattery ·

      In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, what do I do?

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

      • #2444339

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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.

      • #2444332

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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.

    • #2444316

      You might want to read this first.

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to New Laptop/New Explorer, what do I do?

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