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Windows 7: IE8 download for Windows 7

07 Oct 2009   #1
Derek

windows 7 64 bit Home
 
 
IE8 download for Windows 7

Hey
Now there is only 14 days release, but I live in Denmark and I`ll get the "E" version, so I have to download IE8 (It`s the one I want to use) BUT where can I get the download ? I have looked everywhere but I can`t find it, so please help.


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07 Oct 2009   #2
Kari

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Am I missing something? You can download IE8 easily from Microsoft Download page.

Where have you been looking?

Kari
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07 Oct 2009   #3
Derek

windows 7 64 bit Home
 
 

Yes I think you are missing something There are no IE8 for Windovs 7 on the downloadpage only for Vista and XP, so I`m still looking
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07 Oct 2009   #4
Kari

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Sorry to say but I think you are now missing something. The link I gave is the official Microsoft download site. That is the site where you download IE8, whatever version of Windows you have. Open the page from Windows 7, it says IE8 for Seven, open it from Vista it says IE8 for Vista. But the file you download and IE8 you get for Vista and / or Seven is the same. That is a fact.

Here's a couple of other download sites. Same IE8 but it seems you don't like to download directly from Microsoft:
  • IE8 with Google Toolbar
  • IE8 from Download.com
  • IE8 from Softpedia.com
There exist only two original versions of IE8, 32-bit and 64-bit. Other than that (or modded versions like Google toolbar version of IE8) it is always the same IE8. Works with XP, Vista, Windows 2003, 2005 and 2008, Home Server & Seven.

You asked a question. I gave you a valid answer. If this answer was not good enough to you, you have to continue looking.

Kari
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07 Oct 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Arent MS still going to use the ballot box method of browser choice? In which case you'l be given a choice of browsers to install.
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07 Oct 2009   #6
Derek

windows 7 64 bit Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Sorry to say but I think you are now missing something. The link I gave is the official Microsoft download site. That is the site where you download IE8, whatever version of Windows you have. Open the page from Windows 7, it says IE8 for Seven, open it from Vista it says IE8 for Vista. But the file you download and IE8 you get for Vista and / or Seven is the same. That is a fact.

Here's a couple of other download sites. Same IE8 but it seems you don't like to download directly from Microsoft:
  • IE8 with Google Toolbar
  • IE8 from Download.com
  • IE8 from Softpedia.com
There exist only two original versions of IE8, 32-bit and 64-bit. Other than that (or modded versions like Google toolbar version of IE8) it is always the same IE8. Works with XP, Vista, Windows 2003, 2005 and 2008, Home Server & Seven.

You asked a question. I gave you a valid answer. If this answer was not good enough to you, you have to continue looking.

Kari
Sorry, I thought there was a special version for Windovs 7, so thank you for your answer.

Keld Jensen
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07 Oct 2009   #7
Kari

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I installed yesterday the official German version of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 which I got in my Windows 7 Launch Party Kit on my HTPC. It is an EU version but after installation I got no browser ballot as I was expecting. Instead, IE8 was preinstalled with the OS.

Kari
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07 Oct 2009   #8
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Derek View Post
Sorry, I thought there was a special version for Windovs 7, so thank you for your answer.

Keld Jensen
It's OK.

Kari
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07 Oct 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I installed yesterday the official German version of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 which I got in my Windows 7 Launch Party Kit on my HTPC. It is an EU version but after installation I got no browser ballot as I was expecting. Instead, IE8 was preinstalled with the OS.

Kari
hmm wonder what the EU will have to say about that!
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07 Oct 2009   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I installed yesterday the official German version of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 which I got in my Windows 7 Launch Party Kit on my HTPC. It is an EU version but after installation I got no browser ballot as I was expecting. Instead, IE8 was preinstalled with the OS.

Kari
hmm wonder what the EU will have to say about that!
Well it is a promotional event, so they probably just threw in a normal copy. Rather then taking the time to split it up into 'EU and Non-EU'. Would take longer.
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