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    IE8 kIlLeD mY cOmPuTeR!

    Gah, like a numpty I said yes and installed this malignant piece of code on one of my home PCs.

    Having a browser with a mind of its own and buttons that didn't work when clicked was novel enough, but enduring a browsing experience that took me back to 1993 dialup speeds was too much and I uninstalled it after a day of fiddling around trying to work out what the problems were.

    Has anyone else found that IE8 can turn nearly 2k of computer equipment into a pile of junk?

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    Been using it for a few weeks now on a Vista (VM) and XP SP3 and runs nice and smoothly, havent noticed any problems or encountered any as yet.....

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    I noticed a couple of glitches but it is very fast and works OK. I only switched back to Firefox because I couldn't be bothered with the stoopid error message about self-signed certificates anymore.

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    Can't say I have experienced any slow down either. It is definitely quicker than IE7, no doubt about it.

    As to what's causing your slow down it's difficult to say, however it could be a plugin or a toolbar. Something along these lines.

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    Ah ha.....
    Had the same problem with my virtual XP box - installed it and thought I was back on my old 9600 baud modem. Rolled back and was back to normal.
    It certainly won't be installed on our network yet.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Ah ha.....
    Had the same problem with my virtual XP box - installed it and thought I was back on my old 9600 baud modem. Rolled back and was back to normal.
    It certainly won't be installed on our network yet.......
    Aren't they forcing an update by the windows updating thingy.....

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    They can force it all they like, I'll block it on our WSUS server until I'm happy with it.

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    Microsoft are planning to distribute IE8 by Automatic Updates very soon. If you don't want it installed, have a look at the IE8 Toolkit

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    From the overview statement.....

    Organizations do not need to deploy the Blocker Toolkit in environments managed with an update management solution such as Windows Server Update Services or Systems Management Server 2003. Organizations can use those products to fully manage deployment of updates released through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including Internet Explorer 8, within their environment.

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