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Windows Internet Explorer 8
« on: Thu Nov 19, 2009 - 10:03:00 »

Attempting to download a new toolbar from Comcast to see what emails were available while on this forum, it was suggested that I should download the newer Windows Internet Explorer 8; I did have the older Windows Internet Explorer 7.

I had no problems with the older version, but now when I attempt to reply to a thread with this newer version, it is alright until I write enough to reach the bottom of the window I'm typing in and then every thing I type causes the screen to jump back to the top. They have some additional framing added to everything supposedly for convenience, but it messes everything up.

To type this message I am now using Google Chrome and have just noticed that as I type it shows spelling errors in red without utilizing this Forum's "Spell Search" I attempted to go and reload my old Explorer 7 but it is no longer offered, and the new Explorer 8 erases the old system and its tree from the task manager, and all connections to its system. Be careful before you go to it.

I like this Google Chrome but am not sure if my Security is compatible with it yet, so I am only using it on a safe forum such as this so far. I also have downloaded Mozilla Firefox and haven't used it enough to know if I like it or not, or any problems it may present.


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Windows Internet Explorer 8
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Re: Windows Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #1 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 02:27:00 »
I have recently changed from IE8 to Google Chrome. I am not able to use the AOL radio toolbar but I gladly give that up for a browser that doesn't hang up and freeze ten times a day.

Also my mouse works and my replies on this board don't shake anymore.

I would like to remove IE8 on principle but it is part of Windows  ::frown::

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had no problems with the older version, but now when I attempt to reply to a thread with this newer version, it is alright until I write enough to reach the bottom of the window I'm typing in and then every thing I type causes the screen to jump back to the top. They have some additional framing added to everything supposedly for convenience, but it messes everything up.

This is the problem I was having with IE8. In fact I asked about it some time ago somewhere on the board.  Anyway Google Chrome has fixed that.  ::clappingoverhead::

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Re: Windows Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #2 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 02:54:03 »
I have recently changed from IE8 to Google Chrome. I am not able to use the AOL radio toolbar but I gladly give that up for a browser that doesn't hang up and freeze ten times a day.

Also my mouse works and my replies on this board don't shake anymore.

I would like to remove IE8 on principle but it is part of Windows  ::frown::

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had no problems with the older version, but now when I attempt to reply to a thread with this newer version, it is alright until I write enough to reach the bottom of the window I'm typing in and then every thing I type causes the screen to jump back to the top. They have some additional framing added to everything supposedly for convenience, but it messes everything up.

This is the problem I was having with IE8. In fact I asked about it some time ago somewhere on the board.  Anyway Google Chrome has fixed that.  ::clappingoverhead::


Wow Mrs Mac, talking about coincidence, I just removed Windows Internet Explorer 8 around ten minutes ago due to the following information I found when looking for a way to reinstall Windows Internet Explorer 7. And my computer is working far better than it has in quite some time. I had previously just cleaned all unnecessary unused programs using my McAfee security system also. Here's what I found and thanks so much for your reply. I had some problems with Google Chrome until I reloaded it a second time and gave authorization for them to retrieve all information from my other brouser.

Instructions below worked for me. When I removed Explorer 8, Exployer 7 was still there without the additional upgrades of Explorer 8. I have Windows operating system 2003, I think it is called.
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If you have problems with Internet Explorer 8, you might want to try Compatibility View  or our guided help to see whether you can fix the problem. However, if you just want to uninstall, or remove, Internet Explorer 8, this article helps you do that.

When you remove Internet Explorer 8, your earlier version of Internet Explorer is restored with your customizations (such as add-ins, Favorites, and your home page). However, Internet Explorer 8 is a part of Windows 7. Therefore, if you remove Internet Explorer 8, you will have to install a third-party browser to be able to browse the Internet.

Thanks again sister.

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Re: Windows Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #3 on: Sat Nov 21, 2009 - 09:51:57 »
I only use Internet Explorer when it is absolutely necessary.  I would advise using Firefox or Chrome as your default browser.

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Re: Windows Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #4 on: Tue Dec 01, 2009 - 14:44:24 »
If you need or you must update Windows frequently, good to have any version of IE as default and be used only for the updates !

Many professionals use Opera ! Safari or Chrome good alternatives.

Firefox started getting heavy like IE.

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Re: Windows Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #5 on: Thu Feb 25, 2010 - 20:56:41 »
I only use Internet Explorer when it is absolutely necessary.  I would advise using Firefox or Chrome as your default browser.

How do I do that?  How do I change?  I bought a new laptop 2 days ago, and it has Explorer 8 and am concerned at how slow it runs.  When I contacted where I purchased it they told me that this is a problem with Internet Explorer 7 and Vista Browsers.  So, I am assuming it is a problem with 8, also.  I was going to take this new computer back because I am concerned.  But maybe it is not the computer?  I really like the computer - it is a HP notebook...G71.34OUS

 I still have over a week to be able to take it back and get my money back or get another computer.

Any comments/advice most welcomed...

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Re: Windows Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #6 on: Thu Feb 25, 2010 - 22:40:59 »
I only use Internet Explorer when it is absolutely necessary.  I would advise using Firefox or Chrome as your default browser.

How do I do that?  How do I change?  I bought a new laptop 2 days ago, and it has Explorer 8 and am concerned at how slow it runs.  When I contacted where I purchased it they told me that this is a problem with Internet Explorer 7 and Vista Browsers.  So, I am assuming it is a problem with 8, also.  I was going to take this new computer back because I am concerned.  But maybe it is not the computer?  I really like the computer - it is a HP notebook...G71.34OUS

 I still have over a week to be able to take it back and get my money back or get another computer.

Any comments/advice most welcomed...

Hi dear sister, not being a computer whiz, I now believe it was due to some changes my computer expert did. I have a Dell that came with Explorer 7 that he did not put in, and when he copied and transferred my programs and information from the old computer he also switched me to "Google" as my search engine I think it is. I did request a toolbar from my old Windows Explorer be left and so the Explorer 7 download was offered when I got home and cranked it up, and thought that was what made the difference.

No, it was that he eliminated "Norton Security" that was an extreme drain on my ram and installed "Free AVIRA," switched me to "Google Chrome" and I thought I was running Windows Explorer. I later read of the problems Vista was having, and then also read that unless you worked with and needed the function of "TABS" that the newer "Explorer 7" afforded it was better to go back to "Windows Explorer 6" I think it said to have quicker operating speed. I have since called my computer man and he told me some of this. He has me also running a "Windows 2003" that also came with my computer. I also bought my computer through him instead of a store that he ordered for me. I ended up paying around $500 for it by using my old flatscreen.

Presently I am happier with computer than ever. From the moment I push the start button until I have a presentation is around 15 seconds, I then pull up Explorer, the list of all my programs and documents, next my on-line Bible, and then Google. I'm ready to go in about one minute to start reading emails.

My present computer properties are as follows to compare and if I remember correctly he said that was the maximum memory and ram the program I had would support, and a laptop may not have near the capacity my computer has.

Computer Nomenclature
AMD Athlon (tm) 64 x 2  Dual
Core Processor  6000+
3.01 GHz, 960 MB of Ram
Physical Address Extension

System:
Microsoft Windows XP   
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

God bless you in your search for something that you're satisfied with. A few questions at a computer store might give you better answers also.

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Re: Windows Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #7 on: Thu Feb 25, 2010 - 22:46:00 »
ConqueredbyLove,

Go to http://www.google.com/chrome and download it. It works basically like Internet Explorer as far as moving around the Internet. But it usually works better.

Blessings!

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Re: Windows Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #8 on: Fri Feb 26, 2010 - 13:22:43 »

Thank you both so much!  Bless you for your willingness to help  ::smile::  This came with Norton so I think I will dump it and try the one you recommend, dear brother Larry.  And then I will try the google thing admin recommends.  I think you all here know more than they do at where I bought it.  They did the best they could, tho...I believe that.

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Re: Windows Internet Explorer 8
« Reply #9 on: Fri Feb 26, 2010 - 13:56:23 »

Thank you both so much!  Bless you for your willingness to help  ::smile::  This came with Norton so I think I will dump it and try the one you recommend, dear brother Larry.  And then I will try the google thing admin recommends.  I think you all here know more than they do at where I bought it.  They did the best they could, tho...I believe that.

Dear Sister CBL, I believe Brother Admin is much further into computers than I am. And on that AVIRA, though it is free, they will advertise at times to get you to upgrade. Just click OK and go about your business. My computer expert uses it and says that there is no need of upgrading it. You also should have a built in "Firewall" on your computer. I believe that if you ever decide to run Norton again it is probably an installation disc that came with your computer. I received mine through the Comcast network I'm signed up with. God bless you in Jesus' name.

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« Reply #10 on: Fri Feb 26, 2010 - 14:14:47 »

Thank you both so much!  Bless you for your willingness to help  ::smile::  This came with Norton so I think I will dump it and try the one you recommend, dear brother Larry.  And then I will try the google thing admin recommends.  I think you all here know more than they do at where I bought it.  They did the best they could, tho...I believe that.

Dear Sister CBL, I believe Brother Admin is much further into computers than I am. And on that AVIRA, though it is free, they will advertise at times to get you to upgrade. Just click OK and go about your business. My computer expert uses it and says that there is no need of upgrading it. You also should have a built in "Firewall" on your computer. I believe that if you ever decide to run Norton again it is probably an installation disc that came with your computer. I received mine through the Comcast network I'm signed up with. God bless you in Jesus' name.

OK...blessings and more blessings to you!!!

 

     
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