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Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 8 comes on Windows 7 (of course) but I am unable to tell what version of IE this really is. Here is the About dialog from the one that comes on the OS by default:

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If you look at the version number – it is 8.0.7000.0 – which I really don’t think is too real as it looks like the Microsoft programmers just set all the build numbers to 7000 for the sake of being Windows 7. A little annoying but I understand the fun they are trying to have.

The reason for all this conversation is that I am having issues with the IE on Windows 7. It doesn’t work so well on my Intranet and some of the pop-ups are going a bit crazy (multiple times). Also, probably my biggest pain is that the Delicious IE toolbar doesn’t install. It does install on Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 on my XP machine as well as a Vista machine that I have. So, I am unsure why it won’t install on this machine.

To fix this, I went to http://www.microsoft.com/ie and tried to install the latest and greatest IE – which is Beta 2 at this time. I was concerned that maybe the one on Windows 7 was older than what is currently available. Though, in downloading the setup.exe file for IE there wasn’t a version in place for Windows 7 32- or 64-bit. This is understandable as Windows 7 isn’t released as of yet. So, I tried installing the one meant for Windows Vista 64-bit and I got this logical message:

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Oh well. It is what it is.

Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:00 AM | Back to top


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# Dual Boot Windows 7 and XP
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Left by catalin bocanu on Jan 15, 2009 2:55 AM

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even I have tried the same, but with no success.. do u have any idea when the newer version will be available on windows 7?
Left by ujjwal kumar on Jan 27, 2009 12:00 PM

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Same here. Everything was working fine at the begining, but now i can't open link in new a window or pop-ups. Another problem is the little down-arrow next to the 'Next' arrow, don't display the 'recent pages' :(
Left by Mario san on Feb 03, 2009 1:03 PM

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If you view the IE process, it diplays iexplore.exe *32 (when the 32-bit version is running)

Left by Agave on Feb 09, 2009 2:38 PM

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I am having a problem very much the same as Mario san. My IE for the windows 7 beta just stopped working. I changed NIC cards just to be sure as far as hardware and got the same results. I couldn't find an individual download for the special IE that comes with the Beta so I downloaded Opera which I used before anyways. Opera works fine with the Beta.
Left by Chad on Feb 14, 2009 3:37 PM

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FWIW, my IE on win7 was not navigating to any place (suddenly). I fixed it by going to internet options and removing the VPN connection that was automatically created for me there by the VPN connection wizard in WIN7 (the VPN still works, and now so does IE!)
Left by roy osherove on Feb 19, 2009 3:57 PM

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Even though the new version of IE is much more better, I prefer Firefox. I love its plug-ins and add-ons.
Left by social bookmark on Aug 19, 2009 10:05 PM

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Same here. Everything was working fine at the begining, but now i can't open link in new a window or pop-ups. Another problem is the little down-arrow next to the 'Next' arrow, don't display the 'recent pages' :(
Left by Emo on Oct 29, 2009 6:26 AM

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even i tried it,but it can be installed in 32bit of win7 but still not available for 64bit..i think for that ie is not released yet...
Left by pavan on Nov 10, 2009 5:22 AM

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I am having a problem very much the same as Mario san. My IE for the windows 7 beta just stopped working. I try to slow open the new tab funtion on IE8 and can't open link in new a window too.
Left by Darkmatter on Nov 16, 2009 6:10 PM

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I have the same problem, IE8 is working very slow in my Windows 7 (32 bit) even i cannot download an new IE8. It says my Windows 7 does not support IE8 !!! come onnnnnnnnnnnnn microsoft . i just upgrade my Vista and spent £110 still same difficulties....
Left by navid on Nov 27, 2009 11:11 AM

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Everything was working fine at the beginning, but now i can't open link in a new window.
Left by funny games on Dec 08, 2009 5:13 AM

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If you view the IE8 process, it diplays iexplore.exe *32
Left by Gajendra on Dec 19, 2009 4:04 AM

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ie 8 in windows 7 click on new tab stuck on conection
Left by kuldeep sharma on Dec 20, 2009 9:13 PM

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Left by commercial stone flooring on Dec 24, 2009 11:38 AM

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I HAVING IE 8 IN WINDOWS 7. MOSL STOCK TERMINAL IS NOT OPENING AS IT REQUIRES 128 BIT AND NOT 256. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO CHANGE THE SAME.
Left by SHAJI UNNIKRISHNAN on Dec 30, 2009 10:39 PM

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similar problems appear to be that there is not a 64 bit version of IE8 available for the windows 7 64 bit version?
Left by garrison on Jan 01, 2010 1:03 PM

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Windows and Linux also differ on TECH support issues. Windows is backed by the Microsoft Corporation, which means that if you have an issue with any of their products the company should resolve it.
Left by buy laptop on Jan 10, 2010 6:42 PM

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thanks for ur attention
Left by rasool nezami on Jan 25, 2010 6:06 AM

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iv had problems with explorer 8 for ages and eventually went to use firefox.
Left by Video Game Reviews on Jan 30, 2010 5:23 AM

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Try these three steps
http://www.sysprobs.com/internet-explorer-problems-windows-7-stuck-hang-time
Left by Dinesh on Feb 16, 2010 5:57 PM

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please i want i make free download ie8 windows 7
Left by ELENA on Apr 11, 2010 11:13 PM

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I am having huge compatibility problems. I'm running IE8 on a Windows 7, 64-bit system. None of the files that I attempt to download from one of my web sites will open - files are pdf format. I didn't have this problem before upgrading to Windows 7. Any suggestions?
Left by Kathleen on Apr 13, 2010 8:39 AM

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x que es rapido
Left by jhocse on Apr 19, 2010 2:56 PM

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Its really very great and informative post. thanks for for sharing the information.
Left by Remedy ITSM on May 26, 2010 6:41 PM

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this is fucking software for windows 7, it made my temper out, who is the fucking creator of this ass fucking software?
Left by Raj 007 on Jun 22, 2010 1:17 AM

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