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Windows 7: Have IE 8, want to go back to IE 7 - possible?

04 Aug 2010   #1
TarikM

Windows7
 
 
Have IE 8, want to go back to IE 7 - possible?

Hi all - if this is better off in another dept., please feel free to move.

I recently bulit a W7 Ult 64-bit machine, and it came w/IE8. I was hoping to go back to IE7 - I have heard that this is not possible - true or false?

Should I just d/l and run the IE 7 .exe, or will anything get screwed up that way?

Thanks in advance.


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04 Aug 2010   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

In Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows Features On and Off, there's a checkbox for IE8. So, it looks like it can be disabled.

But, don't know if you can then install IE7 in its place.
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04 Aug 2010   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What's the problem with IE8?
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04 Aug 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TarikM View Post
Hi all - if this is better off in another dept., please feel free to move.

I recently bulit a W7 Ult 64-bit machine, and it came w/IE8. I was hoping to go back to IE7 - I have heard that this is not possible - true or false?

Should I just d/l and run the IE 7 .exe, or will anything get screwed up that way?

Thanks in advance.
See if this helps, it's not installing IE7 but a work around,

Have IE 8, want to go back to IE 7 - possible?-ie7.jpg

Found here,

how can I install IE7 on windows 7 - Super User


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05 Aug 2010   #5
TarikM

Windows7
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

I did the run IE7 in IE8 thing, but it's basically the same.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
What's the problem with IE8?
A few things - one of them being the search (ctrl+F) I absolutely HATE the way that is implemented.

Plus, I can not play certain videos in IE8 that I can in 7. Not sure why....
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05 Aug 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

How about some examples of the videos? 99 times out of 100, that will be a codec problem, and not the actual browser.
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05 Aug 2010   #7
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

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05 Aug 2010   #8
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TarikM View Post
...search (ctrl+F) I absolutely HATE the way that is implemented.
I'll admit there may be a lot to complain about, but the find dialog (ctrl+F) does exactly what it's supposed to...lets you find items on the page that match what you type. So I wonder what you want it to do.
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06 Aug 2010   #9
TarikM

Windows7
 
 

Nah, ctrl+f, tho it does do what it should, was much better functionality wise before in ie7. And then there's the google image search - yuck!
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06 Aug 2010   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TarikM View Post
Nah, ctrl+f, tho it does do what it should, was much better functionality wise before in ie7. And then there's the google image search - yuck!
Maybe this is something to look at,

My DebugBar | IETester / Browser Compatibility Check for Internet Explorer Versions from 5.5 to 9
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