Windows Internet Explorer 8 is a web browser developed by Microsoft, released on 19 March 2009 for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7.

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Is Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP still supported?

Can anyone confirm if Internet Explorer 8 will continue to receive updates on Windows XP? I know that XP is now EOL but does that mean that IE8 on XP will no longer receive security updates either? ...
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How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from batch file?

Upon searching for an answer to this question, I stumbled upon an almost identical question on this site, to which someone answered: "For launching multiple URLs in tabs in a single IE window, use the ...
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How can updating the Java Runtime fix page freezes in IE on a website that has NO Java Applets in it?

We have a product written as an ASP.NET website deployed at over 70 sites. Recently, one site reported an issues where IE8/9 browsers would hang at certain post-back points, and would require the ...
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Why does IE8 running on XP and Win7 Virtual Machine deletes the history while browsing the same site with javascript routing?

I am using sammy.js with my asp.net mvc web application for client-side routing so as to provide single page user experience. I have created a demo application which works fine in IE9+ and other ...
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Quickly toggling between Java versions in Internet Explorer 8

I have two web-based applications that are very picky. Both prefer Internet Explorer 8. One site requires Java 6, while the other requires Java 7. Is there a quick way to toggle between Java ...
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Use bat script to add trusted site for IE

I just wrote a bat script file which add trusted site for ie. In my bat script, I add a entry to this location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet ...
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How to “load unsafe script” in google chrome frame

Since a week or two one of our web applications is having issues. Because in our corporate environment only IE8 and Chrome latest version are allowed, the web application was made to work in Chrome ...
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How can you go from IE 8.0.7600.16385 to IE 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7?

Simple question: How can you upgrade Internet explorer from version 8.0.7600.16385 to version 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7? There doesn't seem to be much of an "Update button" anywhere on IE for this ...
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How to install Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7?

I had installed and working Internet Explorer 8 on my pc. I have Windows 7. Then some days ago i have installed some updates on Windows and Explorer was automatically updated to version 9. But i am a ...
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Sony Vaio T Series Ultrabook Window 8

I was reading an article on Yahoo scrolling up and lost my page. I can see it on in the flip ahead on top but not on the screen below. I did switch over to private browsing and it worked. How can I ...
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Security Warning Window in Internet Explorer

I am trying to download file from Internet Explorer 8 and I am using the following URL http://servername:8080/apps/controller?getfile=test.xls I am getting Security Warning window when I click URL, ...
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Inconsistent options when saving files from Internet Explorer

I have two identical files. stored in two different locations on SharePoint. When I try to download one, I get the options: Open, Save and Cancel. When I try to open the copy in another location, I ...
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IE Enhanced Security blocks not verified addons

I was trying to install the addon YRefresher: http://www.xwen.org/software on windows server 2003. The addon was marked as enabled, but didn't work. I tried to tick: allow software to run or install ...
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Display the full error message for XML/XSL errors

I'm currently trying to write some XSLT and I'm getting errors, but the error is truncated before it can be useful. For example: The XML page cannot be displayed Cannot view XML input using XSL ...
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How do I revert back to IE8 on Windows7 after uninstalling IE10?

We recently pushed out a test package of IE10 for a small pilot group of Windows7 users. IE10 was not compatible with some software for a user. User requested reverting back to IE8. We uninstalled ...
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Windows Update preventing Internet Explorer 9 to download files from the internet

In the last 2-3 weeks I have been getting this problem where my clients cannot download files from the internet, when they try to download anything from IE 9 they don't even get a "Save As..." screen, ...
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Internet Explorer 8 not letting one save .SWF's

Not ruling out this being be a GPO setting, but IE8 at my work doesn't seem to allow the download of .SWF's (As one example): Does anyone know why / possible reasons?
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How to create “IE-like” new session window in Chrome?

Like we can open a New Session Window in IE 8 or greater, can do the same in Google Chrome? I know that Google Chrome has New incognito Window feature but by using it, we can open Max 2 sessions at a ...
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How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from the command prompt and open window maximized?

source: How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from the command prompt? I would like to open multiple windows in Internet Explorer 10, each with multiple tabs. I want the windows open maximized. Executing ...
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Ctrl-F shortcut of Find option not working in IE8

In one of my PC if press Crtl-F (find) in Internet explorer then it's not working(Find option does not come). But in chrome this option works. Actually IE also has option of Ctrl-F for search option. ...
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Calling Internet Explorer from command line with bookmark

I understand for calling Internet Explorer from command line is iexplore.exe And for opening a site would be iexplore.exe http://superuser.com If I have created a bookmark for site ...
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error in IE while closing. it gives error

When I close my IE I got below error "an exception occurred while trying to run c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl" I tried to re install IE but still error persist.Please help me
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IE 8 and PDF can not load

I have a very strange issue on my website with IE 8 in particular. Smaller size PDF is able to load in IE8, but any pdf that's a bit bigger (around 3mb),simply can not be loaded. It always say ...
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Save browsing history in IE8 in text format

I want to save browsing history for a certain day (Wednesday) from Internet Explorer 8 in text format. I tried doing copy/paste from the history box in IE8, but it doesn't copy anything. I was able ...
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Page on Google blocking certain websites

Whenever I try to go to YouTube, sometimes a page will pop-up that says This webpage cannot be displayed I tried going to my Internet settings, but I didn't find any help there. Why is that, ...
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View .js files in IE8 in the browser? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to view .js in IE8 by just visiting the .js url, it prompts for a download. how can i view the actual code without downloading it?
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IE 8 Temporary Internet Files not created when using Windows 7

What would prevent Temporary Internet Files from being created/written in Windows 7 to the: C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\ I have come across a ...
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IE8 Crashes When Checking Out XML File From SharePoint

I have a user that edits XML files in Excel. When she tries to check out XML files her IE8 crashes. XLS files work fine. I changed the default program association in Windows 7 so that Excel is the ...
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Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage for a single User

Heey I have a really strange error with a User when he tries to connect to my ASP.Net web page he Allays get this strange error as you can see on this pic here I already tried to delete the cache ...
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Adobe Reader 9.0 will open PDFs in browser with local admin account but not 'regular' user?

Im trying to figure out what permission I am missing to get this to work. Adobe Reader 9.0 allows PDFs to be viewed within an Internet Explorer 8 browsing window. This works perfectly if I sign on ...
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Internet Explorer 8 Settings File Location

I frequently use a web site which has been designed specifically for Internet Explorer 8. What's more, I need to adjust a few dozen settings in IE8 for the site to function correctly. The problem is ...
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Open some links in IE automatically when IE is not the default browser

I've set Firefox as my default browser instead of IE. But there are some URLs (Share-point portals), which I would wish to open in IE automatically. These URLs may be clicked from some word documents, ...
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How can I get IE10/IE8 to pass “alt-d” through to the webpage?

My primary mode of operation at work involves using an ancient piece of browser-based software that provides keyboard shortcuts through accessKey="D"-style attributes on HTML form inputs. Of the few ...
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Page won't display on postback IE8

I have a computer that is having an issue with Internet Explorer. The computer is running Windows XP and IE8. Both are fully patched. The problem is that there are several pages that will come up the ...
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How can I go back to IE8 without major system changes on Windows 7 SP1?

I am a consultant and for that reason, I need to use VPN to do work for customers often. However, after having upgraded to IE10 recently, I am unable to connect to their system. They only support ...
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Any add-in for IE8 to prevent a webmail (Domino Web Access) session from expiring?

I had to switch from the local Lotus Notes client to Domino Web Access, it is extremely annoying me that the webmail session has a timeout of 10 minutes or so, forcing a new login every time I'm not ...
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IE8 cant download files

We have a windows xp machine running IE8, if it tries to download files the download either sticks @ 0% and nothing happens - no error, no progress bar - as if the download isnt starting at all. ...
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Favorites features are unresponsive

My Favorites buttons in IE8 has become unresponsive. Nothing hapens if I click Add to favorites, Organize favorites, Add to Favorites field (I don't have the english version of IE so the names might ...
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How do I reset/permit a previously denied java applet?

I have a customer with a small problem. A few weeks ago when he get on a web page for his job, he clicked denied on the popup window asking for permission for downloading and running a Java applet. ...
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IE8: Pressing 'Open' in Download Dialog saves file to a temporary, non-writable location

I have a specific problem with IE8. Our users download excel files via IE8. Those excel files contain macros which create pivot tables. In order to do that, excel 2007, needs the file to be writable ...
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What is the difference between these two registry settings involved in downloading more than 2 files at a time for IE8+

I'm trying to determine what each of these affect. Adding a DWORD to both of these settings for iexplore.exe and setting the decimal value to 10 allows your to create more connections to servers when ...
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install Norwegian Internet explorer 8 on English windows 7

I have a computer with Windows 7, 32 bit English version and IE8 English version. I need to have a computer with Windows 7 English and IE8 Norwegian version. My computer is not connected to the ...
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Unhandled error when opening Internet Explorer 8

I get such an error when I open IE8 in Windows 7 32-bit machine: An unhandled exception ( Unknown runtime error ) occurred in iexplore.exe [4736] and a Microsoft Visual Debugger starts up. Any ...
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Internet Explorer 8 – icons on Favourite Bar is not full colours

Some of my icons on the Favourite Bar are stuck in 256 colours. I have even rebooted, cleared the IE cache, run CCleaner, etc. but still no changes. This happened when I remote controlled my Windows 7 ...
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Can you specify per program how Internet Explorer handles hyperlinks?

Is there a way to configure Internet Explorer's "Open links from other programs in:" option per program? I'm looking for a way to allow different programs to act differently when clicking ...
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How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from the command prompt?

What command line options can I use for opening multiple tabs in IE 8 from the command prompt or a .bat file? I've tried the URLs separated by "", commas, <> and |, but nothing has worked.
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In VirtualBox, how can I access host localhost from guest (Visual Studio Dev Server from IE7 testing VM)?

Host OS is Win7 running MyApp in the Visual Studio Development Server, bound to localhost:51227, VM is VirtualBox configured with NAT. Guest OS is Win XP with IE7 installed. My goal is to debug MyApp ...
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How to pin sites to the taskbar in Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 8?

How can I pin any site to IE8 icon in the Windows 7 taskbar?
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IE8 tabs are shown as separate windows when switching between windows using Alt+Tab

When I open 2 tabs in Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7, they are visible as 2 IE windows when doing Alt+Tab. I want it to behave more like Chrome or Firefox - when I open 2 tabs in Chrome I can only ...
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Upgrading to IE9, able to run IE8 if needed

our corporate is using presently IE8 as standard browser since all of the systems are running on Windows 7 SP1. However I want to upgrade to IE9 due to some upcoming projects and more ...