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Windows 7: Ie 8

09 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Ie 8

Why is it that Microsoft is already rolling out IE10 when some of the software programs I use are only compatible with IE8? Seems like some of these companies need to stay on top of things or Microsoft is trying to roll out new versions of everything to be fully functional with Windows 8, which supports their new role in hardware manufacturing.

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09 Jan 2013   #2


Because the other browsers like Firefox and Chrome are on version numbers much higher than 10. Firefox did the same thing when they started quickly increasing their version numbers, and they even admitted it by simply stating that this is why they were doing it.
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09 Jan 2013   #3

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Can you specify what apps you use that only work with IE8? AJAX stuff?

Hopefully I'm not too off topic with my statements and questions:

Starting with IE5, I pointed the favorites bar to a file server for dozens of computers in an organization via one simple reg value. I don't know how to do that for IE7+. I'm not saying that it cannot be done, just that I don't know how to do it. Does anyone have a clue?

There are things that I can do in IE8 that IE9 broke by removing some of the functionality of the status bar... so I have to run IE8 via a virtual machine because I want IE9 on the host computer.

Is there a browser that is better than IE that can also do all of these things:
Copy/organize/search "bookmarks" like they are files/folders.
Run an exe file from the "bookmarks" bar.
Pass a file to the OS via a shortcut on the "bookmarks" bar.
(Those last two are really handy for automating tasks.)
I can elaborate if someone thinks that the have a candidate.

I cannot use plug-ins and add-ons - because I don't want to have to maintain those additions on lots of computers. IE does those 3 things natively. (I use Firefox for surfing/entertainment and IE for work.)
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