All about IE8 Final Release (AKA IE8 RTW)

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 19, 2009.

  1. In case you're living under a rock...

    IE8 Final was been released!
    http://news.google.com/news?pz=1&ncl=1315411043

    REFERENCES:

    IE8 home page
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx

    Release Notes for IE8 Final <=Read this before installing!!
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dd441788.aspx

    IE8 System Requirements
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/support/system-requirements.aspx

    IE8 FAQ
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/support/faq.aspx

    IE8 Tour
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/tour/default.aspx

    IE8 Videos
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/videos.aspx

    IE8 Features: Accelerators; Performance; Favorites & History Management;
    Instant Search; Web Slices; Automatic Crash Recovery; InPrivate Browsing;
    Security; and more
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/features/overview.aspx?tabid=1&catid=1

    INSTALLING IE8:

    Download links for IE8 Final
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx

    I would strongly recommend disabling your anti-virus application and any
    anti-spyware applications (other than Defender) before installing (or
    uninstalling) an IE upgrade. If you're running a third-party firewall, I
    would recommend disabling it and then enabling the Windows Firewall before
    installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade.

    Tip: Reboot twice after installing (or uninstalling) IE8 Final then check-in
    at Windows Update & install any critical security updates offered. If a
    Root Certificates update is offered in Option Software category, install it
    to take full advantage of IE8's enhanced security.

    Tip: Make certain that your anti-virus application, any anti-spyware
    applications (other than Defender), and your third-party firewall (if any)
    is supported in IE8 Final before you decide install it.

    WinXP users: If you install IE8 and then install WinXP SP3, you will not be
    able to uninstall IE8 unless you first uninstall WinXP SP3.

    Vista users: If you install IE8 and then install Vista SP1, you will not be
    able to uninstall IE8 unless you first uninstall Vista SP1.

    SUPPORT:

    No-charge support for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage
    (only) is available via the phone based on your locale through 31 December
    2009. Customers must be running Windows XP or Windows Vista in a non-domain
    environment. US & CA Residents: 866-234-6020. Other:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=13043

    IE8 & AUTOMATIC UPDATES:

    Internet Explorer 8 Delivery through Automatic Updates
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/updatemanagement/dd365125.aspx

    <QP>
    Automatic Updates will notify all such users (including those with Automatic
    Updates configured to automatically download and install updates) when
    Internet Explorer 8 has been downloaded and is ready to install. The
    notification and installation process will not start unless and until a user
    who is a local administrator logs on to the machine. Users who are not local
    administrators will not be prompted to install the update and will thus
    continue using Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7.
    </QP>

    Translation: IE8 will not install via AU without your explicit approval.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 19, 2009
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    Let the complaining begin...
     
    Leonard Grey, Mar 19, 2009
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  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    Gordon Guest


    So far so good - my online bank seems to work OK as well....
     
    Gordon, Mar 19, 2009
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  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    Randy Guest

    These are very informative and helpful. Thank you. I didn't see anything
    posted concerning whether the install (either via Microsoft Update or
    standalone installer) will take care of removing IE8 RC1 or if that should
    explicitly be removed prior to installing IE8 RTM. It would be nice to know
    the procedure for that since not removing the RC1 install would seem to
    preserve settings that a complete R&R would not.

    Anyway thanks again for the link set.
     
    Randy, Mar 19, 2009
    #4
  5. Whoop-dee-doo.

    : In case you're living under a rock...
    :
    : IE8 Final was been released!
    : http://news.google.com/news?pz=1&ncl=1315411043
    :
    : REFERENCES:
    :
    : IE8 home page
    : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx
    :
    : Release Notes for IE8 Final <=Read this before installing!!
    : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dd441788.aspx
    :
    : IE8 System Requirements
    :
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/support/system-requirements.aspx
    :
    : IE8 FAQ
    : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/support/faq.aspx
    :
    : IE8 Tour
    : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/tour/default.aspx
    :
    : IE8 Videos
    : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/videos.aspx
    :
    : IE8 Features: Accelerators; Performance; Favorites & History Management;
    : Instant Search; Web Slices; Automatic Crash Recovery; InPrivate Browsing;
    : Security; and more
    :
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/features/overview.aspx?tabid=1&catid=1
    :
    : INSTALLING IE8:
    :
    : Download links for IE8 Final
    : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx
    :
    : I would strongly recommend disabling your anti-virus application and any
    : anti-spyware applications (other than Defender) before installing (or
    : uninstalling) an IE upgrade. If you're running a third-party firewall, I
    : would recommend disabling it and then enabling the Windows Firewall before
    : installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade.
    :
    : Tip: Reboot twice after installing (or uninstalling) IE8 Final then
    check-in
    : at Windows Update & install any critical security updates offered. If a
    : Root Certificates update is offered in Option Software category, install
    it
    : to take full advantage of IE8's enhanced security.
    :
    : Tip: Make certain that your anti-virus application, any anti-spyware
    : applications (other than Defender), and your third-party firewall (if any)
    : is supported in IE8 Final before you decide install it.
    :
    : WinXP users: If you install IE8 and then install WinXP SP3, you will not
    be
    : able to uninstall IE8 unless you first uninstall WinXP SP3.
    :
    : Vista users: If you install IE8 and then install Vista SP1, you will not
    be
    : able to uninstall IE8 unless you first uninstall Vista SP1.
    :
    : SUPPORT:
    :
    : No-charge support for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage
    : (only) is available via the phone based on your locale through 31 December
    : 2009. Customers must be running Windows XP or Windows Vista in a
    non-domain
    : environment. US & CA Residents: 866-234-6020. Other:
    : https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=13043
    :
    : IE8 & AUTOMATIC UPDATES:
    :
    : Internet Explorer 8 Delivery through Automatic Updates
    : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/updatemanagement/dd365125.aspx
    :
    : <QP>
    : Automatic Updates will notify all such users (including those with
    Automatic
    : Updates configured to automatically download and install updates) when
    : Internet Explorer 8 has been downloaded and is ready to install. The
    : notification and installation process will not start unless and until a
    user
    : who is a local administrator logs on to the machine. Users who are not
    local
    : administrators will not be prompted to install the update and will thus
    : continue using Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7.
    : </QP>
    :
    : Translation: IE8 will not install via AU without your explicit approval.
    : --
    : ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    : MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    : AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    : DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
    :
    :
    :
    :
     
    Tom [Pepper] Willett, Mar 19, 2009
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  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Personally, I'm going to wait a month (at least) before upgrading.
     
    Leonard Grey, Mar 19, 2009
    #6
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    Doug W. Guest

    Well, I downloaded it in 43 seconds but will not install it
    until I read of its performance and/or problems. Sounds good in
    the literature and the six videos that I have.

    Doug W.
    ======
     
    Doug W., Mar 19, 2009
    #7
  8. Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8: New browser focuses
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 19, 2009
    #8
  9. HOW TO solve IE8 installation problems
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949220

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    <SNIP>
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 19, 2009
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  11. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    ju.c Guest

  12. And if you're not running an English (US)-language version of Windows...?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 20, 2009
    #12
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    ju.c Guest

    I'm not sure. I was never too bright. Let's see...

    Hey! I know! Go to the download page and pick one!
     
    ju.c, Mar 20, 2009
    #13
  14. Thanks for your feedback.

    Have you confirmed that NIS 2009 is supported in IE8?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 21, 2009
    #14
  15. If you have SpywareBlaster installed & all Protections enabled and/or you
    have Spybot installed & fully Immunized and/or you're running IESpyAd
    ZonedOut, you may find IE8 falling all over itself & CPU spiking to 100% due
    to the number of sites these "protections" add to Restricted Sites zone.

    This behavior is related to new component in IE8 called Loosely-Coupled
    Internet Explorer (LCIE).

    Current & related references include:

    => IE8 issues if immunization by Spybot-S&D is enabled
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/donna/archi...mmunization-by-spybot-s-amp-d-is-enabled.aspx

    Discussion related to the above:
    http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?showtopic=17654

    => Internet Explorer 8 Final Available Now (Comments section)
    <QP>
    Friday, March 20, 2009 2:41 PM by EricLaw [MSFT]
    <snip>
    @Donna: We have determined that there is a problem with the SpyBot Search
    and Destroy "innoculate" feature which puts 10000 domains in the restricted
    sites list.

    *** It's possible that this might be causing the performance problems on
    startup that some folks are reporting here. ***
    </QP>
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/03/19/internet-explorer-8-final-available-now.aspx

    => IE8 and Loosely-Coupled IE (LCIE):
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/03/11/ie8-and-loosely-coupled-ie-lcie.aspx

    => Loosely-Coupled Internet Explorer (LCIE)
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/readiness/developers-existing.aspx#lcie
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 22, 2009
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