Re: Question Re IE7 to IE8
Hello Leonard Grey,
Thanks for your detailed response to my question. This will be a big help
in the installation of IE8.
"Leonard Grey" wrote:
> Internet Explorer is part of the Windows operating system -- there is
> nothing to uninstall. You will be upgrading your operating system from
> IE 7 to IE 8.
> You didn't say what version of Windows you are trying to upgrade. Here
> are instructions for upgrading Windows XP SP 3 to IE 8. [I don't have
> Vista -- the procedures might be slightly different if you do.]
> Follow these suggestions and you are virtually assured of success.
> 1- Read about the new features of IE 8 on Microsoft's website (and
> elsewhere on the web).
> 2- Read the Release Notes
> 3- Make sure your computer is 100% free of malware.
> 4- Make sure your computer is otherwise problem-free. Upgrading to IE 8
> is not a fix for problems you are currently experiencing.
> 5- Make sure all your software (including Windows itself) and drivers
> are up to date.
> 6- Make sure all your security software, as well as any other software
> you frequently use and websites you frequently visit, are compatible
> with IE 8.
> 7- Backup your personal files (documents, photos, spreadsheets, etc.) as
> well as your e-mail, address book and Favorites; and create a restore
> point. (If you're familiar with disk imaging, backup your hard drive.)
> 8- You may need to uninstall third-party toolbars from your current
> version of Internet Explorer; or reset Internet Explorer to default
> settings. When you reset Internet Explorer settings, all add-ons and
> customizations are deleted, and you basically start with a fresh version
> of Internet Explorer.
> 9- Download the IE 8 installer from the Microsoft website.
> 10- Close all open applications, i.e., applications with an icon on the
> 11- Disable your security software. Turn on Windows Firewall.
> 12- During IE 8 installation, agree to "Install updates."
> 13- Reboot /twice/ after installing IE 8.
> 14- Turn off Windows Firewall. Re-enable your security software.
> Leonard Grey
> Errare humanum est
> Scotirish wrote:
> > Am thinking about upgrading from IE7 to IE8. Do I need to download IE8 and
> > "Save" - - then uninstall IE7 prior to installing IE8? Or does IE8
> > uninstall IE7 for me before its installation? Would appreciate your advice
> > and other recommendations you might wish to offer.
> > Thanks,
> > Scotirish 9/5/09