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IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« on: March 20, 2009, 07:38:48 PM »
Dear Forum,

I posted this question before but it has disappeared?  :o

Will a manual install of IE8 adversely interfere with normal Window$ updates?

I have turned automatic updates off and manually update myself.

Would be keen for any help or guidance!

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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 08:12:14 PM »
I think this is not the problem.
It worked for me on Vista, on XP it crashed... shame, I have to overinstall Windows and get back to IE6. Now I'm on Windows Update trying to get the good and old IE7.
IE8 will be released in next weeks by Windows Update. I've disabled my automatic update... what a nightmare...
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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 08:16:27 PM »
Personally I would wait and see if there are any issues with this, because IE is an integrated part of the OS, this isn't just a browser update.

See Tech's problem, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=9671.msg364121#msg364121.
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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 08:26:36 PM »
I'm now updating to SP3 and having to apply tons of Windows Updates patches to my XP installation...
I can't guess what get wrong, maybe it is not the addons, as I've tried to run IE in Safe Mode and it opens and closes (crash).
No error message, just opens and closes...
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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 09:08:07 PM »
I have updated 7 XP computers (all at SP3 level) and three Vista computers so far with nary a problem. This has been the easiest update of IE ever.
As of this morning, it is not available from Windows update. Of course, I always download the file first, save it, reboot, and then run the install. I did not pause any service of Avast.

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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 09:12:42 PM »
It's still a mystery for me what is wrong in my XP computer... ::)
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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2009, 12:42:38 AM »
Dear All,

Thank you for the replies.

I took a risk and installed it on my computer (XP SP3) and two other computers (also XP SP3).

The installation appeared to complete without error. All computers are running perfectly. Up until now (you never know what's around the corner with Shiternet Explorer!)

Tech: I hope you get that problem with your computer sorted. As an expert I am sure you are best positioned to deal with it. :-)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2009, 01:20:33 AM »
Watch out for the first security update on IE8, there is an vulnerability/exploit already. Just another reason I always hang back.
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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2009, 08:41:07 AM »
Also no problems here on updating to IE8 on win XP Pro SP3 ... it works just fine in the testing I performed.   

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009, 11:04:03 AM »
Watch out for the first security update on IE8, there is an vulnerability/exploit already. Just another reason I always hang back.

Can you provide a link so I can inform myself of the vulnerability?

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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2009, 12:49:07 PM »
-= As of now, no problems on xp after installing it manually.. though I'll reformat my pc after 2 more days..
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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2009, 01:25:19 PM »
For sure something is messed...
I've overinstall Windows, get IE6 back, it worked, update to IE7 through Windows Updates... failure.
I has IE7 before running... I also uninstalled K9 to see if it helps... nothing.
I removed IE7 and the IE6 is working.
I'm trying to update from IE6 directly to IE8.
Does anyone knows how to debug or log which problem could it be?
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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 01:58:26 PM »
Look up under windows for a logfile. IE8 creates one for itself (ie8_main.log). IE7 did the same albeit a different file name. When I get to my XP computer, I'll look it up.

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Re: IE8 - Manual install from Micro$oft Website
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009, 02:55:44 PM »
IE8 is running now... but, man, things became very very slow. I had only 1Gb of RAM in this XP machine and things take molasses to load... I do not know what get wrong in the first installation of IE8 and I do not know what makes my system slow right now.

By the way, it was not K9 filter. It's running now and IE8 is not crashing...
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2009, 03:15:41 PM »
On my 10-year old XP Pro computer with 384 M RAM, IE8 it loads as slow as IE7 did. However browsing is faster compared to IE7.