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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Install IE8 on Windows 7 VM

I created a Windows 7 x64 VM on Windows Azure but it came with IE11. So I removed IE11 from "Turn on and off Windows Features". After reboot, it still doesn't give me an option to rollback to IE8. ...
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Can't find IE8 for Windows7 [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 7 and I need to test a web application in IE8. I can't seem to find a version of IE8 anywhere for windows 7. Can IE8 even be installed in windows 7?
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What is the best way to set up a proxy server for IE8? [duplicate]

I have a client who is accessing my website through a proxy and is getting different results then the clients we are accessing my site directly. I want to replicate their system, how can I set up a ...
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How do I disable automatic cursor placement in web browsers?

Well, pretty much my question is the title. I use Google Chrome, Chromium, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 8 and was wondering how I could disable the automatic cursor placement when accessing ...
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IE8 can't 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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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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IE8 Refuses to run Javascript from Local Hard Drive

I have a problem that just started at work recently and the network manager is certain he did not change anything with the group policy. Anyways, here is a detailed description of the problem. My ...
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IE 8 blocks Google as “unsafe”

So, out of the blue, I open up Internet Explorer to get my iGoogle page. Instead, I get a blood red background with a white rounded box quote "This website has been reported as unsafe - ...
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How to add a local file to trusted zone in IE8?

I want to add a file on my local drive (C:\something.html) to the Trusted Zone in IE8 (my OS is Windows Server 2003). The Add Sites Dialog box, does not seem to take entries for files on the local ...
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How to force Internet Explorer (IE) to REALLY reload the page?

When using Internet Explorer 8 to test my web application I often find it doesn't reload the page, so I don't see my changes. This has resulted in a lot of wasted time and frustration wondering why my ...
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Internet Explorer 8 still edit html in Expression?

In previous versions I could click an edit button on the toolbar and open up a copy of the web page I was viewing in a specified HTML Editor. Can I still do this-with one click-in IE 8? I have set ...
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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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Wikipedia Images don't show up in browsers

It's a weird issue with wikipedia which had left me frustrated. When I go to wikipedia, with different browsers ( IE8, Chrome3, Opera10 ) no image in the site will show up. Even right-clicking the ...
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Flash standalone installer for Win 2008/64/ IE8

I am working on a x64 Win2008 server that does not have external network access. The software I'm working with uses flash, but doesn't install it. I need to find a standalone flash installer that I ...
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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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Script Error when trying to print a page from IE8

Get the following "Internet Explorer Script Error" when trying to print from IE8 on XP SP3: ! An error has occurred in the script on this page Line: 291 Char: 1 Error: The specified module could ...
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What is wrong with my Internet Explorer?

I have a brand new laptop, Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB ram, running 64-bit Windows 7. It came with IE 9, which locked up 50% of the time. I eliminated Silverlight, thinking that could cause some ...
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Uninstall the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 8 (Windows 7)

Can I uninstall or override the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer, so that it won't get activated as the default browser? I would like to leave the 32-bit version installed.
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How do I set IE8 default start-up arguments?

I want to set IE to start with arguments every time launch it or he get invoked by an another process. The argument is -nomerge
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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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How can I run legacy versions of IE (IE7/IE8) on Windows 8?

I'm doing web development on a Windows 8 system. I'm running the latest IE, but I need to test the app with older versions of IE as well (especially IE7 and IE8). Is it possible to run these legacy ...
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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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Drag and drop images from a webpage into a local folder

I used to have this problem on my Windows XP, and then Vista computer and managed to find a fix to stop it happening - but I can't find any information this time round. I am using IE8 and Windows 7 ...
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Where is the registry location for IE settings?

Where is the setting (registry I'm assuming) that holds this Advanced setting for Internet Explorer 8: "Disable script debugging (Internete Explorer)" I keep needing to uncheck when debugging ...
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Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8: no grouping per browser instance?

The following picture shows two open instances of Internet Explorer 8 on my computer: The system groups them as one instance showing all the tabs. I want to distinguish not even the tabs but also ...
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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 do you use the Ruler in the IE8 Developer Tools?

I have no idea how the Ruler is supposed to work in the IE8 Developer Tools. I am obviously missing a simple step somewhere. Here's what I'm doing: Open IE. Load a web page. Open the Developer Tools ...
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In IE8 and IE9, opening links in new tabs does not work properly

When I attempt to open links in IE8 on a Windows 7 PC the tab launches but the web page does not open. This has only started happening in the last week and no obvious software changes have been made. ...
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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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Prevent Internet Explorer 8 from exiting when closing the last tab

Firefox doesn't exit when I close the last tab, just by doing some customization in about:config. But now, my company has to work with some website that only works well on Internet Explorer. I ...
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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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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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Youtube asking to update Flash Player?

My friend has IE8. Everytime he opens his IE8 browser to visit youtube.com, this site asks him to update Adobe Flash to the newest version. We uninstall it, reinstall it, reboot windows, installed ...
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How do you manually add a RSS feed to IE8?

I need to add a RSS feed manually to IE8 (i.e. not using the orange button). I just want to be able to input the URL. Edit: While my specific problem has gone away, this question still needs an ...
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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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Is there a way to get larger buttons on the menu bar in Internet Explorer 9?

It seems the hip new design for browsers since Google released Chrome is to minimize the browser's chrome in any way possible, usually including making the buttons tiny as possible. The size of the ...
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Change Internet Explorer's interface

I don't like Internet Explorer 8's default interface. Does IE8 on Windows 7 support any sort of user-created themes or skins?
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JavaScript not working locally in any browser

I am operating on Windows7 with IE8, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. JavaScript will work on the live site but it won't work on any local site I am testing in any browser. I don't get an ...
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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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IE8 and trusted sites

Is there a way to tell IE8 to trust all sites by default ? I know that could be a security issue but browsing is controlled by the (transparent) proxy anyway. So users cannot use a site or part of ...
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“Operation aborted” error constantly on IE8

Just upgraded to IE8, and now I'm constantly getting the following error: Windows Internet Explorer Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http://... Operation aborted Sometimes the page ...
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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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Opened window too small from URL shortcut

I have a shortcut (url). When I double click on the shortcut, Internet Explorer opens the link in a really small window. Each time the window must be resized ! How is it possible to setup Internet ...
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Disable work offline in Internet Explorer 8

I am using Windows 7, and IE8. Often, when I have IE8 open, and I resume the computer from sleep, I get the question about working offline - even if at that moment the wireless connection is ...
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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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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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How can I change a search provider's URL in IE8?

Now that Google finally allows searching over HTTPS, I switched all my browsers to use https://google.com by default (I documented my effort in my blog). The only browser I couldn't change the URL ...
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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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How to fix Internet Explorer 8 source view when it doesn't work anymore? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you enable view source in ie8 when it gets magically diabled Environment: Windows XP Pro, part of a Domain, restricted User accounts, all Windows Updates / ...
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IE8 Compatibility View issues

I have the IE7 emulater tag in a jsp layout. But when I bring up the page, it defaults to the IE8 view until the user clicks the Compatibility View button. I don't want the user to have to click the ...