All web browsers will still be able to view old web pages. Some just try to
detect which browser version you are using and put up a message to upgrade
or change your browser.
IE8 has improved speed and reliability, but it too can view any old style
Most users have had problems upgrading from 6 to 8 because of the different
look and feel of IE8, and because of incompatible Addons.
If you are planning to upgrade to Win7 or purchase a replacement computer, I
would leave your machine as is (at least install SP3 though). IE8 is
pre-installed on Win7 and has the look and feel of a Vista or Win7
If you are having problems viewing some web pages in IE6 then you may be
able to correct this by repairing your UserAgent string.
Go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
to test and fix it.
"B" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm currently running IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2...., and am looking to
> upgrade as websites such as YouTube stop supporting this older version.
> I would like to hear recommendations as to whether moving up to IE 8 would
> be preferable to an interim step to IE 7. I'm also running Google chrome
> browser, which is a good product. My only complaint is that it hangs on
> of the tabs within a given window, and can take a good deal of time to
> refresh in such cases.
> My OS is XP Pro with SP2, and my needs are to be able to browse sites
> which are now, or soon to be, no longer supporting IE 6 and earlier
> Thanks in Advance