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Windows 7: IE8 needs FIXING - Not ready for Prime Time yet

13 Oct 2009   #11
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Wouldnt event viewer give some indication of what caused the problem with IE?


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13 Oct 2009   #12
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I get tab crashes a lot. On some sites I know I can count on it.... like Tomshardware.com, many others. Seems like the back button causes more tab crashes than anything; for me at least.
I like IE8 but the crashes get annoying. Maybe today's big fix will help.
Tom
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13 Oct 2009   #13
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Tom's Hardware??? I go there almost every day and don't have problems. I note most problems with IE are caused by conflicts with add-ons. I would suggest removing any you use and see what happens. I use two only - the Google Toolbar and IEPro (which I can't live without).
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13 Oct 2009   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
I have a simple and easy solution: use firefox. you can go get an IE 8 skin to make it look similar to IE 8 and get glasser to make the URL bar thing transparent.

Hi there
I DID say in my post that for Work reasons I HAD to use IE8 -=- of course I would use FF if possible.

I appreciate help of course in solving problems but please READ the whole post before coming up with a solution most reasonably experienced people would already have tried if it were applicable.

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Oct 2009   #15
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
I DID say in my post that for Work reasons I HAD to use IE8 -=- of course I would use FF if possible.
Of course? Hmmm. I hope you are not suggesting there's any other reason besides simple personal preference?
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13 Oct 2009   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

FF in the past has often worked where IE has had problems such as in the Earlier versions of the BBC Iplayer. FF has also seemed better at managing plugins.

It's usually good to have more than one browser installed anyway as sometimes obtuse web sites won't work with one browser but will with another.

On my Linux systems I always use FF and Konqueror (KDE based - works a treat now KDE 4.2 is stable) but on a corporate Laptop it's not often possible to install "User Software" legally.

(Of course booting from a Linux disk always lets me access a Windows registry as it's just another DATA file) but if I'm messing around with the registry I'll do it on my own computers .

Incidentally I've added the latest fixes - but it doesn't seem to have stopped the IE8 problems. even on W7 installed as the HOST system.)

I've installed also W7 x86 ultimate, W7 x-64 Professional and W-64 enterprise as 3 Virtual machines also for testing.

IE8 seems the most stable on the X-86 machine (but I'm not reverting back to a 32 bit OS at this stage of the game). I was just testing this stuff.

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Oct 2009   #17
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
I have a simple and easy solution: use firefox. you can go get an IE 8 skin to make it look similar to IE 8 and get glasser to make the URL bar thing transparent.

Hi there
I DID say in my post that for Work reasons I HAD to use IE8 -=- of course I would use FF if possible.

I appreciate help of course in solving problems but please READ the whole post before coming up with a solution most reasonably experienced people would already have tried if it were applicable.

Cheers
jimbo
I did read your post, all the way through. I guess I didn't catch that, sorry.
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13 Oct 2009   #18
patmos

1.Windows7 32bit 2. Win7 64 bit
 
 

I was thinking thay this problem was related to my installation of IE7Pro. I was contemplating of removing it. So it,s a general problem
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14 Oct 2009   #19
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
Tom's Hardware??? I go there almost every day and don't have problems. I note most problems with IE are caused by conflicts with add-ons. I would suggest removing any you use and see what happens. I use two only - the Google Toolbar and IEPro (which I can't live without).
The only add-on I use is IE7Pro. The crashes happen with or without it, though.
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14 Oct 2009   #20
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

I use Internet Explorer 8 mostly (for the integration and look) and Chrome (for the speed and smooth scrolling)

I can say that looking at reliability monitor most of my crashes are from Internet Explorer, but I believe this is because of sites with bad code (scripts) and not IE itself.

The reason I use IE is because it matches the Windows theme well, and I'm used to all the functions (most people use it at work). That said I would move to Chrome 100% if the interface didn't look like pure crap (in my opinion)
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