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Windows 7: IE8 download for Windows 7

08 Oct 2009   #11
2Cold Scorpio

 
 

IIRC, the ballot screen if going to be done through Windows Update anyways, and isn't even finalized yet. ^_^


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08 Oct 2009   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
A "Promo" / Non retail / special copy is exempt from all the EU Bovine Scatology (Grade A B/S) as its not a normal "distribution" mechanism.

IE8 will be automatically installed.

In any case if I were MS I would go and tell the EU to "make a sexual move with a duck" and threaten to move 50,000 jobs outside the EU altogether. That should wake them up a bit.

In Iceland we'll welcome Microsoft with Open Arms --please come -- you'll certainly get a tax holiday as well.

The EU was meant to be an Economic union with free movement of Labour and Capital (including goods and services) -- not a "super state" with former and current disgraced Politicians being paid millions from ordinary hard working people's taxes to produce the totally imbecillic rulings agains the FEW successful companies who can actually get us out of Recession.

Sorry about the Politics but these people drive me MAD.

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Oct 2009   #13
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have the RTM version and IE8 was already installed when I first loaded Windows 7 up.
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08 Oct 2009   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I have the RTM version and IE8 was already installed when I first loaded Windows 7 up.
You probably got it from "Technet" or MSDN - this still isn't an "Official Retail source".

We'll have to see what happens when the actual retail packs appear.

I think also there were some issues about the feasbility of actually implementing the EU ruling for the initial distribution of W7.

It could come in later but somehow I think the whole nonsense will be quietly dropped or only introduced in home / individually purchased versions such as Home Basic / Home Premium.

Professional / Ultimate / Enterprise editions can be regarded as "Business Software" and are likely to be exempt from this type of ruling - especially for companies operating in several countries --

These type of organisations certainly won't want to maintain different Windows versions.

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Oct 2009   #15
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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!
Who really cares???
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19 Jun 2011   #16
jdorisco

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
IE8 for win 7 64bit

I cannot find IE8 for win 7 64bit. I don't see the option as a choice in the menu. I'm having lots of issues with IE9 and want to go back to IE8.
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19 Jun 2011   #17
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdorisco View Post
I cannot find IE8 for win 7 64bit. I don't see the option as a choice in the menu. I'm having lots of issues with IE9 and want to go back to IE8.
Use Chrome or FireFox instead. Don't think you can go back to IE8.
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19 Jun 2011   #18
jdorisco

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
IE8

Thanks - I think you're right.
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19 Jun 2011   #19
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You can revert back from IE9 to IE8 with Windows 7
Go to Control Panel >Programs> view installed updates & scroll down to the Microsoft Windows section select the IE9 update & uninstall.
You have to restart your PC & then IE8 will be back
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19 Jun 2011   #20
jdorisco

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
That's it!

I couldn't uninstall IE9 from the "uninstall programs" area, but I knew it would revert to IE8 if I could uninstall. I'm new to IE9 so I didn't know where to go to remove it. Thanks so much. IE8 works with virtually every website that I need to access. Thanks again
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