No IE11 for Win 8

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    davidhk129

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    Win 7 users get IE11, Win 8 users don't.

    Wonder how Win 8 users feel?
    Warm and fuzzy? LOL !!
     
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    Well, Internet Explorer began to get on my nerves since version 7 and I stopped using it starting with version 8.

    Now running on Windows 8, I'm glad to have rediscovered IE but now is version 10, nothing really impressive, but not so annoying than before.

    I'm not using it at all however, so I believe I can survive without IE 11.
     
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    Not exactly sure where that is going? I have it on Windows 8 and 8.1
     

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    Are you sure your win 8 is running IE11? I mean the IE11 rtm version, not the Preview.

    excerpt: By Neil McAllister, 7th November 2013
    While Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are getting the IE11 love promptly, however, this time around it's Windows 8 users that are being left out in the cold. Redmond is not planning to make a version of IE11 for Windows 8, and if you try to run the Windows 7 installer on a Windows 8 system, you're given a gentle (if paradoxical) scolding.

    Source ( unless that only applies to UK, but that is impossible.)
     
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    I am running the RTMs of both Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Both downloaded from TechNet. Both have IE 11. You can see in my picture that it is the RTM

    I read the given link, but it seems to be a little contradictory.

    "Following a swift development and testing process, Microsoft has delivered the final version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, less than a month after it was made available to Windows 8 users via the 8.1 update. Redmond shipped its first... "

    "Instead, the only way for Windows 8 users to get the latest version of IE is to install the Windows 8.1 update – all 3.2GB of it, on each PC – which includes the new browser."

    I have no idea what he means in that last quote!

    Pual Thurrots site
    http://winsupersite.com/windows-7/microsoft-releases-internet-explorer-11-windows-7


    "Microsoft today announced the release of the latest version of its web browser, Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7. Following in the footsteps of IE 11 for Windows 8.1, the Windows 7 version of the browser includes improved standards support, performance, security, privacy, and reliability."
     
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    1. I went to TechNet and I could not find anywhere that one could download and install IE11 rtm on Windows 8.
    Instead I kept reading reply about Win 8 users will need to upgrade to Win 8.1 if one wants IE 11.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com...aa/ie11-for-windows-8?forum=ieitprocurrentver

    2. as to the article I posted, this is how I interpret..... one has to "update" to 8.1 which will include the "new browser". i.e. IE11.
    quote : Instead, the only way for Windows 8 users to get the latest version of IE is to install the Windows 8.1 update – all 3.2GB of it, on each PC – which includes the new browser.

    You have IE11 on your Win 8. Well, all the power to you.
     
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    It isn't a download, it comes with Windows.

    I don't think I have ever seen an IE download on TechNet.

    Correction. I found IE 6 there!
     
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    I have to dispute that.
    I had Win 8 before upgrading to 8.1
    My win 8 was running IE10 which is the default browser of windows 8.
     
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    So, to finalise, and referring back to your first post, whether or not IE 11 is part of Windows 8, users can get it by upgrading free of charge to 8.1
     
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    Yes, because IE11 comes with win 8.1., just as IE10 comes with win 8.
     
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    True story; at a previous job, which I started in 2011, the company has just previously upgraded office from 2000 to 2003, then later that same year they upgraded from IE6 to IE8. You wouldn't believe how many freaked out because of the introduction of tabbed browsing! I had to show people how to turn it off because they didn't like it. I was truly surprised that so many people would not want to such a useful feature, even though there were some limitations within IE, such as not being able to pull a tab out and make its own window.

    Ah well, I am just glad I no longer work there. They were supposed to have upgraded the desktops to Windows 7 in the latter part of this year from XP. I can just imagine how certain people would be freaking out because of that upgrade.
     
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    Whilst we are on the subject. Does anyone else, with IE 11, have a problem with the back arrow often not working?

    Those of my family and colleagues, claim they do not, so I am thinking it has something to do with Dell??
     
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    YES ! But I am using Win 8.1 (Not about IE11 on Win 7 as I refuse to "upgrade".)

    When that happened, I had to double click the back arrow. Even then, it did not work all the time.
    Then, I had to right click and select whatever the previous page I wanted to return to.
     
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    OK. Thanks for the feedback. I can relax a little on that. It is so darned annoying that I may even be driven to using FF!

    .
     
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    Can't say I noticed that at all, but I would think it is something you could either disabled within chrome, or uninstall from your computer, or both.
     
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    No. Chrome doesn't come with that installed. It's already on your system. Have you run MalwareBytes to look for an infection?
     
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    I am not a Chrome user, but tried the link to install chrome.
    I had to click the browser Tab, as it didn'tt t start the download as stated.
    But I did not receive the same tag as you, so perhaps Core is correct?
     
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    I run Malwarebytes ( free edition ) once a week.
    Did one just 3 or 4 days ago. Nothing found.
    Just Yesterday, I got pissed off at the issue and installed FF to see if I would have the same issue.
    FF installed correctly and no Conduit.

    I have had encounters with Conduit in the past.
    I have checked IE10 > Tools > Manage Add-ons > Toolbars and Extensions > no conduit.
    At the same time, went to Search Providers > only my default Google is listed. No conduit.
    I have gone to Regedit > HKEY-Current-USER > Software ... no trace of Conduit.
    Did the same on HKEY-LOCAL-MACHINE...... no conduit.
    Also gone to C:/Program Files (x86) ... no conduit.

    Conduit is not in my system. I am sure of that.
    If it did, it would have shown up on my default browser IE10.
    *** Oh, I was talking about my Win 7, IE10. Hope I did not confuse you guys.***

    P.S. On my Win 7 SP1, I had 11 important updates plus one optional offered in Windows Update.
    One of the important updates is IE11 for Win 7.
    I hid it for 3 reasons...........
    1. Just like IE10 when newly introduced, there were tons of complaints from users. I imagine same scenario will repeat.
    2. I am able to watch Dragon Dens from cbc.ca with my win 7 IE10, but no go on my Win 8.1 IE11.
    Until it is proven that IE11 has nothing to do with that issue, I won't install it.
    3. As mentioned by davehc, the back arrow issue is annoying. I don't need another one added to my long list of such.
     
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    Just did a quick scan with Malwarebytes. Nothing found.

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