Date: 6/27/2010 5:44 AM, Author: robint Wrote:
> my advice fwiw is dont install ie8 over existing ie 7 which came with my
> laptop and vista hp
> when encouraged by M$ to do this, it was a slow install and wouldnt
> play flash apps or install adobe flash 10 update so i couldt view many
> websites without freezing. so i tried to revert to ie7 by reinstall
> (rather than roll back probably a mistake)
> now ie7 is clunky and difficult to use, normal word proc like cut and
> paste dont work, i have to right click to get the cursor to move and
> other nuisances - a real pain in the aerosol
> how can rubbish like this happen, is there a feud going on between
> adobe and M$
> i see that M$ is agressively pushing its Silverlight product against
> not going to touch that with a bargepole
> so i mostly use firefox but am occasionaly obliged to use IE by some
> sites (banking eg)
You don't go back to IE7 by either re-install *or* "roll-back" (System Restore?).
Simply un-install Windows Internet Explorer 8 from Add/Remove Programs, IE8 then puts
IE7 back just as it was.
The IE7 installer probably tried to "Do-the-Right-Thing" and did not replace newer
files (IE8 files) with it's own older versions. You are now faced with unscrambling
an egg. IMO, IE7 has probably been destroyed and you will need to reformat and start
over if you want to use it.
A simpler approach would be to remove _all_ add-ons from IE7, then un-check "Enable
third-party browser extensions" on the "Advanced" tab of Internet Options. Download
and install the 32 bit version of IE8 and install it. You should also probably
remove all old versions of Adobe Flash for IE and when you reinstall, make sure to
dis-allow any added toolbars or such that it wants to include.
I also normally use Firefox but but I find 8 to be the best IE Microsoft has produced
so far. Incidentally, incompatible add-ons are also the most common failing of new
versions of Firefox.
Aggressively pushing Silverlight? It's a line on the optional update page that I
usually don't even visit. How "aggressive" can it be if I have to go look for it?
G. R. Woodring