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Sites are saying I need to update to Internet Explorer 8, Yet I AM already using Internet Explorer 8. What could cause this?

I do my best to ensure my Windows XP installation is keep safe, secured, patched & updated.

Thanks in advance

asked Mar 09 '11 at 01:18

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You need to use a different web browser. Try either Chrome or Safari.

answered Mar 09 '11 at 05:53

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He doesn't NEED too. That's what you think he should do. If he likes IE that's fine it's not harming you.

(Mar 09 '11 at 08:18) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

So true. When someone asks about IE people just say switch to another browser, which isn't really answering his question.

(Mar 09 '11 at 16:42) Liam Liam's gravatar image

actually IE is not a browser is a Spyware downloader.

(Mar 10 '11 at 08:52) Patxi Patxi's gravatar image

Internet Explorer then?

Sheesh, sorry for not being so accurate? -.- I didn't know about this 'Spyware downloader'

(Mar 10 '11 at 15:41) Liam Liam's gravatar image

He doesn't necessarily need to, but he definitely should.

(Mar 10 '11 at 15:47) Justin Justin's gravatar image

I never meant to make it seem like he needs to, but I highly recommend switching to a different browser.

(Mar 10 '11 at 16:01) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image
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Switch to a better browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox. I would suggest the IE 9 beta, but I believe it is not available for Windows XP.

answered Mar 09 '11 at 01:23

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You may need to fully update Windows to make it recognize it fully or check for an update in IE itself.

answered Mar 09 '11 at 08:59

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IE 8 has been having issues with things not being recognized. I've been noticing this with my own website. One minute it works great in IE and another it doesn't. It does however seem to correct itself over time. I would recommend 1)check for any and all Microsoft Updates; 2)Check your list of add-ons and make sure you don't have any running that could be causing conflicts, 3)Try another browser to ensure it's not an issue somewhere else. Best of luck.

answered Mar 09 '11 at 09:27

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Make sure your time/date is correct, you'd be surprised how many issues this causes!

answered Mar 09 '11 at 17:08

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