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Thread: Microsoft warns of IE8 lock-in with XP SP3

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    Microsoft yesterday warned users of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) that
    they won't be able to uninstall either the service pack or Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) under some circumstances.

    In a post to the IE blog today, Jane Maliouta, a Microsoft program manager, spelled out the newest situation, which affects users who downloaded and installed IE8 Beta 1 prior to updating Windows XP to SP3. If those users then upgrade IE8 to Beta 2, which Microsoft unveiled today, they will be stuck with both IE8 and Windows XP SP3. A warning dialog will appear to alert users. "If you chose to continue, Windows XP SP3 and IE8 Beta 2 will become permanent," Maliouta said. "You will still be able to upgrade to later IE8 builds as they become available, but you won't be able to uninstall them."

    She recommended that users instead first uninstall Windows XP SP3, then uninstall IE8 Beta 1; they should then reinstall XP SP3 and follow that by installing IE8 Beta 2.

    Source: http://www.techamok.com/?pid=4977
    Homepage: http://www.techamok.com/

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    this type of crap is the very reason I use firefox 3 and am convert to openSuse 11 OS
    May the Great Spirit bless you and yours.

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    Opera better!!!

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    Same thing happened to a select few on IE7 when SP3 rolled out. This must be a beneficial "bug" for them. Or at least one that they certainly arn't anxious to fix.

    Either way, you really should keep your browsers updated for security reasons. Or, at least, that's what I hear. Firefox or not (and there is an IE tab extension).
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    i use firfox its faster and better

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    man that sucks lucky im with windows vista ultmtimate

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby10234567 View Post
    man that sucks lucky im with windows vista ultmtimate

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    Me too. I don't know why all the negativity towards Vista. Solid as a rock for me.

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    This sure sounds like it'd be an easy thing to fix, so it's probably intentional. Damn Microsoft. =P

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    This is why Microsoft has the rep it has and why firefox and opera are the far more superior web browsers.

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    i have seen the beta it has no difference

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