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 PostPost subject: Install Internet Explorer 8 RC1 on Windows 7?        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:26 am 
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Does anyone figure out how to install Internet Explorer 8 RC1 on Windows 7?

I got the error: Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on this operating system. Set compatibility mode to vista and I got: Setup cannot continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer has been detected on this computer.

I extract setup and run ie8.msu but got: This update is not applicable to your computer

Can you somehow force install ie8.msu?

Download Internet Explorer 8 RC1: http://www.vista123.net/content/interne ... tner-build


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:46 am 
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No real need to do that, Windows 7 builds will always be compiled with the newest IE8 versions available at the time

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:50 am 
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Shane wrote:
No real need to do that, Windows 7 builds will always be compiled with the newest IE8 versions available at the time


Actually I already went and check out Internet Explorer 8 RC1 specification. I found that the features included Windows 7 IE8 version are out of dated and is comparable to Vista IE8 beta 2. The included version lack the features from IE8 RC1.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:52 am 
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internet explorer is the backbone of a lot of windows things so unless its made for a specific windows i wouldn't install it even if i could force it to.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:55 am 
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internet explorer is the backbone of a lot of windows things so unless its made for a specific windows i wouldn't install it even if i could force it to.


I guess I am going to take the risk. Since most vista programs and drivers work with windows 7, maybe IE8 RC1 would. I will do a restore point just in case something goes wrong.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:00 am 
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actually i would do it; not without testing it in a vm first though.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:04 am 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:05 am 
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wow that was fast... i guess i still forget simple things *rushes to do this*


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:12 am 
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It was quite easy.

Read the failed Installation log, noticed it was checking iexplore.exe file version...so logic suggests to make it think that 7s IE is one from Vista...6001...yada yada.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:18 am 
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Could somebody provide instructions?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:27 am 
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Heh, never said that I installed it, just got the setup to run :P

I'm not tempting fate in installing something that isn't designed for Windows 7 (there is core changes done that is not exactly good for Windows 7 to have, leading to severe instability).

Either way, the installation checks a manifest to see the OS you're running, and I couldn't be bothered in modifying that also.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:30 am 
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Heh, never said that I installed it, just got the setup to run :P

I'm not tempting fate in installing something that isn't designed for Windows 7 (there is core changes done that is not exactly good for Windows 7 to have, leading to severe instability).

Either way, the installation checks a manifest to see the OS you're running, and I couldn't be bothered in modifying that also.


I will install it and see how it goes, and yes a feedback


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:32 am 
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good luck! though i hope you copied hte existing install...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:33 am 
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ok, I need the instruction to get the installer running


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form what i can tell alexis did this:

1. went into reshacker
2. opened C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.ex
3. in reshacker went ot the folder called verison info
4. changed the text in the only item in the subgroup of that folder to match that of a normal ie on vista


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zamadatix wrote:
form what i can tell alexis did this:

1. went into reshacker
2. opened C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.ex
3. in reshacker went ot the folder called verison info
4. changed the text in the only item in the subgroup of that folder to match that of a normal ie on vista


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Either way, the installation checks a manifest to see the OS you're running, and I couldn't be bothered in modifying that also.


iexplore.exe isn't just the only one you have to modify, it isn't worth it.

No IE8 RC for you!

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Alexsis wrote:
No IE8 RC for you!

No Soup For You!

Sorry, couldn't help myself...


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Alexsis wrote:
Either way, the installation checks a manifest to see the OS you're running, and I couldn't be bothered in modifying that also.


is that why you really stopped (it gave you an error message)?


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zamadatix wrote:
Alexsis wrote:
Either way, the installation checks a manifest to see the OS you're running, and I couldn't be bothered in modifying that also.


is that why you really stopped (it gave you an error message)?

Alexsis wrote:
I'm not tempting fate in installing something that isn't designed for Windows 7 (there is core changes done that is not exactly good for Windows 7 to have, leading to severe instability).

Either way, the installation checks a manifest to see the OS you're running, and I couldn't be bothered in modifying that also.


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i meant did you really stop because you didnt want to take a chance or because you remembered it checks the manifest. it isnt really important though.

i guess we will have to wait for beta 1 before we get the newest ie :(


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Nope.

I clicked cancel after that screenshot.

I'm evaluating Windows 7 6956, I'm not trying to see if something designed for an RTM OS will install on an unsupported Pre-Beta OS that will potentially destroy 6956 while doing so.

And anyways, I have no interest what so ever in Internet Explorer, I never use it, I don't play around with it, and could care less about modding it to work on 6956 (Which is damn easy as it is), that's a job for another person to do, not me.

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by the lack of responses from day2die either another decided to give up or someone tried it... im definately not doing it until i know it works though lol.


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Sorry, I am having problem with a virus. I have not attempt to install IE8 RC1 yet. I am currently in safe mode, backing up my date and will reformat. I would like to note that this is cause by a virus and not by IE8 RC1, since I can't even boot! I will try it tomorrow, in the mean while, anybody is welcome to do it.


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... i have never had virus protection for 4 years using xp i just dont get how everyone gets a virus...


that sucks though :/


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:20 am 
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How do you know if you havent got a virus though? I reinstalled XP on my desktop back in August, didn't bother putting Avast on. When I got around to it, it had like 7 viruses.


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