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Windows 7: IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 Now Available

19 Sep 2013   #21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
No, I mean I thought it may be a stand alone application as it is a preview. I can have my regular Opera and the Opera next side by side, same for Firefox. Just thought it might not replace the current IE. Think you answered my question

A Guy
I just re-read your question, and to be clear, you can run the preview and still "have my regular Opera and the Opera next side by side, same for Firefox"

It'll just overwrite your current Internet explorer files, and may even set itself to default browser, but you can obviously change it back to what you want. It's just that instead of having IE9 as you IE browser, it'll be 11 instead.

Hope that clarifies.

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19 Sep 2013   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
Edit. I noticed that you are in the Windows 8.1 RTM.
Nope, Windows 7, baby
If there's one thing I actually like about Windows 8 it's the desktop theme :P

Oh, and Bill, you should definitely keep IE9 if you use it for work since this is still just a preview. You could always just try it out and easily uninstall it from the "Installed Updates" screen in Windows Update. Though I'm not sure if you'd have to upgrade to IE10 first. From what I remember, last time I did a clean install of 7 there was an option to upgrade IE8 to IE10 directly, but I unchecked an update for IE8 compatibility lists and couldn't install it before installing IE9. So if it's too much of a headache for you, just keep IE9.

As I luckily don't have any glaring issues with IE11 right I'll personally keep it, otherwise I'd probably go back to IE9 as well.

The thing now is that since Microsoft started this "sped up" (so to speak) release cycle of IE, I imagine that more websites will support an older version only when the next one is released xD
So IE9 should be 100% badass now - sometimes I even think about going back to it just because the tags length bug keeps annoying me to no end since IE10.
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19 Sep 2013   #23

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Using it on win 8. Might be a tad faster; I did notice some strange behavior on outlook.com, but it is mostly gone now. Mostly just seems like IE10... and IE9 even.

I may have missed this, but skip 10?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
As I luckily don't have any glaring issues with IE11 right I'll personally keep it, otherwise I'd probably go back to IE9 as well.
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19 Sep 2013   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm not sure if it's possible to skip versions when upgrading IE.
Back in Vista I think I remember being able to upgrade IE7 to IE9 directly, but for Windows 7 I'm not sure.
Might give it a test tonight at work or something, see if downgrading to IE9 then installing IE11 does the trick (because previously I've been upgrading IE8 to IE10 via Windows Update and just installed IE9 in the middle anyway).
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19 Sep 2013   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Installed IE11 and my gadgets disappeared and the gadgets application would no longer run so restored back to IE10.
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19 Sep 2013   #26

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Seems that people who install IE 11 RP have different glitches where gadgets don't work in Jeffro's case while mine works fine and Flash player (only on Yahoo websites so far) doesn't work without the User Agent switch to IE 10 in my case. For some people, they have no issues at all. I guess that's just what happens when the OS and IE has to support countless configurations. I'm hoping Microsoft found and fix most of the bugs in their RTM since IE is my favorite browser out of all. I can still live with IE 11 RP right now unlike IE 11 DP where it was literally unusable since bugs were everywhere.
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19 Sep 2013   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Backup HDD Image

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
No, I mean I thought it may be a stand alone application as it is a preview. I can have my regular Opera and the Opera next side by side, same for Firefox. Just thought it might not replace the current IE. Think you answered my question

A Guy
You could create a backup HDD image before installing it.

I haven't noticed any strange behaviour in IE10 (I almost never use it though).
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19 Sep 2013   #28

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
No, I mean I thought it may be a stand alone application as it is a preview. I can have my regular Opera and the Opera next side by side, same for Firefox. Just thought it might not replace the current IE. Think you answered my question

A Guy
You could create a backup HDD image before installing it.

I haven't noticed any strange behaviour in IE10 (I almost never use it though).
Or you could just create a restore point, which is what I did in case something strange happened. Which didn't.

Bottom line is IE11 is fast, and thus far I haven't noticed any issues.
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19 Sep 2013   #29

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
No, I mean I thought it may be a stand alone application as it is a preview. I can have my regular Opera and the Opera next side by side, same for Firefox. Just thought it might not replace the current IE. Think you answered my question

A Guy
You could create a backup HDD image before installing it.

I haven't noticed any strange behaviour in IE10 (I almost never use it though).
Or you could just create a restore point, which is what I did in case something strange happened. Which didn't.

Bottom line is IE11 is fast, and thus far I haven't noticed any issues.
A restore point won't help if something happens to keep you from booting into Windows, even in safe mode. An image, however, can be used to restore your computer to the state it was in when the image was made, no matter how bad Windows may get corrupted. I've found system restore to be unreliable while I've never been unable restore an image.
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19 Sep 2013   #30

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Lol, I know I can have it and other browsers. What I meant is as an example, you can have the release version of Opera side by side with Opera Next, 2 Opera versions. You can have the release version of Firefox and Firefox Nightly side by side. I was hoping I could have the preview side by side with IE9.

I have weekly images of my system, but I see threads constantly of people who wanted to go back and it didn't work, and they could not get the new version back, etc. I also see issues caused by 10 and 11. I don't need it, just wanted to check it out. Rarely use IE, so IE9 will work just fine

So I have my answer, you can't have 11 and 9 at the same time.

A Guy
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