Since you Gave the most details on your reply. i will explain why i say it
is not supported.
you pointed out the following in your reply:
- No mention of why you believe IE8 "is not supported" on Vista Basic.
- No mention of what happens when you try to install IE8.
so here is the Exact reason i say this:
Yesterday I was on slashdot. where it was mentioned thaT ie 8 was now better
than firefox. So wanting to evaluate this . i went to the official microsoft
web site. and Downloaded the new IE 8 once it was downloaded. I double
clicked it, and it unpacked the file and started the install proccess. then
it stops after the compatibility check. and comes up with a message stating
"This operating system is not supported. and when you click the X it
terminates the install. Thinking it might be a rights issue. i right click
on the install file i downloaded and selected run as administrator. and
again it comes out with the not supported message.
thinking maybe i downloaded the wrong version i went back to the microsoft
web site and looked to the right information so i can ensure i am
downloading the correct version. in the requirements it shows Vista is
supported. so i deleted the download and redownloaded it. only to have it
say the same not supported message. I then checked my updates to ensure i
have all the latest updates. and im on SP1 of Vista. but still it says basic
is unsupported. I installed it on Vusta premium and it installed fine. but
not on basic.
THUS the reson im asking why it is not supported on Vista Basic.
"VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
> mike wrote:
>> why is it not supported on thier own OS? this makes no sense. how can i
>> install it on basic?
> Says IE8 is support on Vista 32-bit and Vista 64-bit. It does not
> differentiate between editions within a family. So it should be
> - No mention of why you believe IE8 "is not supported" on Vista Basic.
> - No mention of what happens when you try to install IE8.
> And you want detailed help based on that dearth of information? Also,
> IE8 was *just* released. You might find folks with longer histories of
> experience with IE8 over in the beta newsgroup (which still exists) at:
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities...xplorer. beta
> A much better solution is to use a newsreader (e.g., Outlook Express,
> Thunderbird, Forte Agent, 40tude Dialog, XanaNews, Xnews). If you do
> not have or do not want to use your own NNTP (Network News Transfer
> Protocol) server, connect your newsreader to:
> Then go visit the Internet Explorer *BETA* group at:
> However, they will still need more details than you provided here.