You should be fine.
No-charge support for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage
(only) is available via the phone based on your locale through 31 December
2009. Customers must be running Windows XP or Windows Vista in a non-domain
=> US & CA Residents: 1-866-234-6020
=> Other locales: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...px?&prid=13043
My personal recommendations include:
=> Uninstall all third-party toolbars (e.g., Google; Yahoo; Windows Live)
and third-party Windows Themes before installing IE8.
=> Close all open applications (i.e., anything with a taskbar icon) before
installing or uninstalling IE8.
=> I would strongly recommend disabling your anti-virus application and any
anti-spyware application's "system protections" (other than Defender's)
before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade. If you're running a
third-party firewall, I would recommend disabling it and then enabling the
Windows Firewall before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade.
=> Reboot twice after installing or uninstalling IE8.
=> For best chance of success with IE8, make certain that your anti-virus
application, any anti-spyware applications (other than Defender), and your
third-party firewall (if any) are supported in IE8 Final before you decide
Those with IE7- and/or IE8-specific questions or comments can post to and
seek support in IE General newsgroup:
On the web:
In your newsreader:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> It says you need 64 MB Ram and 150 MB disk space,,,i dont know computer
> lingo so tell me ,,i looked up and it says i have 37.2 GB space with 21.4
> GB free space so is that enough to download IE 8 on my XP ? Will look here
> tomorrw in hopes of some replies ,thanks !