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IE8 Beta 2 has a surprise for Windows XP SP3 users
Old 28 August 2008, 23:20   #1
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Users of Windows XP SP3 who simply install IE8 Beta 2 may actually find the browser being locked into their system without any chance to remove the browser without a full reinstallation of the operation system. According to a Microsoft IEBlog post, this scenario will be in place if you installed Windows XP SP3 after installing IE8 Beta 1 and you now choose to install IE8 Beta 2 on top of Beta 1 - and ignore a window with a warning. Microsoft said that you will be able to install Internet Explorer 8 Beta2, but once installed, you will not be able to uninstall either IE8 or Windows XP SP3 later.

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Old 29 August 2008, 00:52   #2
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wht am i not suprised? typical microsoft move
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Old 29 August 2008, 04:10   #3
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this has nothing to do with microsoft, this is just what happens when you do a major software update concerning the OS after installing a beta browser.
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Old 29 August 2008, 07:47   #5
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I don't think Blind meant it in a deliberate sense ........ i think he meant it in a typical Mycrowsoff stupid move...
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Old 29 August 2008, 16:44   #6
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it says quite clearly: "...you now choose to install IE8 Beta 2 on top of Beta 1 - and ignore a window with a warning."

So, a "user ignoring this warning" is in fact a "stupid move by microsoft"?

Which planet do these people live on? Please tell me, so I never accidentally go there. I just couldn't bear "da stoopidz" and die instantly.
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Updating old software like IE to try to make it better is a stupid move? Software does need testing, and when this software is integrated in the OS any mistake can make things like this happen.
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Old 29 August 2008, 21:17   #8
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Microsoft doesn't make mistakes.......They make bad software.....if it wasn't for 3rd party software support i would use linux all the time ,all the flavours.....
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well sheeit.

since when has removing the web browser from the os EVER been an option according to ms?

the only way i've ever known to do it is with specialized third party software...
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Old 2 September 2008, 03:37   #10
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Who still uses Internet Explorer aside from people who are computer illiterate? I use Firefox with Adblock extension on both my XP (also NoScript extension) and Ubuntu comps.
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