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    Internet Explorer 7 or 8 on a Windows 7 PC

    Hello,

    A piece of software that we use only works on IE versions below IE9. We have just upgraded the user to Windows 7 not realising this, is there anyway we can use IE 7 or IE 8 on Win7?

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    Yes, just don't upgrade to IE9 from IE8. (Or reinstall 8 if they came with it).

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    When I try and Install 8, it says that this version of IE is not suppported for this operating system

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    What version did you download?

    You should just be able to uninstall IE9, and reboot. IE8 is the default that comes with Win7 (Unless it's been changed)

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    Could this be something that has changed in Service Pack 1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oalcock View Post
    Could this be something that has changed in Service Pack 1?
    Shouldn't be, we're still using IE8 sitewide. I believe most new computers come with IE9 installed probably as part of the SP1 updates, but you should be able to remove it still, or just install non-SP1, install IE8 (As part of Windows install) then deny the IE9 upgrade update while doing SP1. Could well have changed I guess for brand new pcs.

    *Edit - Did you have a look in the installed updates page to see if it's in there, if so it can be removed etc.

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by oalcock View Post
    A piece of software that we use only works on IE versions below IE9.
    It is one of those programs which is just a collection of webpages? What's it called?

    Quote Originally Posted by oalcock View Post
    is there anyway we can use IE 7 or IE 8 on Win7?
    A much better option would be to keep IE9 installed, but make the program run in IE7 or IE8 compatibility mode. I'll see if I can find a link which explains how to do this.
    Last edited by Arthur; 29th January 2013 at 05:09 PM.

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    Does the software not run on the likes of Chrome or Firefox which you could install?

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    Don't compromise the security of your network by trying to go back to 7 or 8 for the sake of one piece of software.
    What particular part isn't working - does it refuse to even start without the older versions installed? Or is it just not displaying correct, something that could be helped with a few settings changes.

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