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[bit-tech] Windows Update broken in IE 8

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IE 8 users are finding Windows Update won't work unless they force IE 7 compatibility mode.
If you're currently trying the Internet Explorer 8 public beta, you're probably suffering through a large quantity of bugs right about now. Although it's to be remembered that a beta is by its very nature imperfect, there are some glaring errors that Microsoft needs to sort out pronto.

Perhaps the most incredible is the fact that when the IE team launched the public beta nobody saw fit to tell the Windows Update team. If you're running IE 8 and head on over to Windows Update, you'll be told in no uncertain terms that WU only works with Internet Explorer version 5 and above and that you should razz off and install a better browser.

Presumably Microsoft is planning to update the site to accommodate the new version of the browser in before the official release, but for now the only way to update your system on demand is to switch IE 8 into “Emulate IE7†mode.

Speaking of which, the beta doesn't seem to have the seamless switching we all expected from the in-built compatibility layer. Although it's possible to switch the browser from the new strict-rendering mode to a more relaxed system for compatibility with pages designed with older Internet Explorers in mind, doing so necessitates a restart of the browser. As the plan is to have sites request IE 7 mode via a tag embedded in the site, if the team doesn't get it working invisibly then the whole system is worthless: we'll just see people switching to “Emulate IE7†mode and leaving it there.

The remainder of the issues testers are experiencing – random crashes, garbled rendering – are to be expected from a version of Internet Explorer which is so far in advance of all prior releases that it's pretty much an entirely new browser. That said, although it's easy to overlook problems accessing the advanced features of Facebook and Gmail the fact that Windows Live Mail suffers problems is a trifle more disheartening.

Still, the new release is definitely a step in the right direction for a company which has been steadily losing ground to young upstarts.
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Mozilla Ftw
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Mozilla Ftw
I was waiting for that
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Perhaps the most incredible is the fact that when the IE team launched the public beta nobody saw fit to tell the Windows Update team.
Or about a dozen other teams responsible for IE "Integrated" tools:

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Toolbars and add-ons crash Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is not yet compatible with all toolbars and plug-ins for earlier versions of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 might crash when you use it with these programs, or it could cause them to function incorrectly.

To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:• Start Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 in (No Add-ons) mode, and then disable any add-ons that might be involved.
• Uninstall any software that might be causing compatibility issues with Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1.
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is not yet compatible with the following programs:
•DriveLetterAccess
• Skype
• Google Toolbar
• Google Toolbar 5 (BETA)
• Yahoo Toolbar (Toolbar options dialog box might not be displayed correctly.)
• HP Smart Web Printing v3.5 (No toolbar button for HP Smart Web Printing is displayed.)
• Real Player 11
• Quicktime Player (Volume controls might not work correctly.)
See the OCN IE8 Beta Thread
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As the plan is to have sites request IE 7 mode via a tag embedded in the site, if the team doesn't get it working invisibly then the whole system is worthless: we'll just see people switching to “Emulate IE7†mode and leaving it there.
That's currently 'bout the only remedy to stop Crash on Launch
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Yeah I figured this one out. Also it seems when you try and edit your posts on forums like these IE8 is flaky. Rendering is slow, and some websites have trouble displaying because of IE8 issues. Also when you click your mouse pointer on a certain part of your post, it does not go there. It is beta..and I'll cut MS some slack, I'm still using it.
    
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i didnt even know there was another version out. hmm
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I love how people say "mozilla ftw". IE7 is flawless in Vista. I have yet to EVER HAVE IT CRASH since the 6 months my new rig has been online.

IE7 in XP on the otherhand is HORRID. In XP Mizilla is great. But in Vista hell no.

And you folks who stated the Mozilla thing- That browser was NOT good in it's first Beta phase. On top of that, look at how the IE8 beta was pushed out.
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I just find it funny that now they tell us that it doesnt work with windows update lol..i thought they would have warned us before giving it out(quite obvious bug no?) either way mozilla FTW!...letz see if MS has the time and smartness to make a IE8 beta 5
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I was waiting for that
Didn't have to wait long.
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FAIL?

Why the hell wont MS include Mozilla, Opera, or other things into Windows update?

This is one of the many reasons why Vista is FTW, integrated Windows Update. No need for IE7 at all.
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