IE8 Beta 1? Ready for Downloading Now, but Not Yet Ready for Primetime

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Caboose

After enabling Emulate IE7 and restarting IE8, the Windows Update site loads (just have to re-enable a Windows Update plugin). I've noticed that there are quite a few pages that cause IE to crash and re-load all the tabs. I hope it's just a bug that will get fixed by the time this is released, I really like the fact that everything gets re-loaded and you don't loose what page you were on. I wonder if Emulate IE7 will have less crashes. I'll let you know.

Oh, and IE8 only scores 17/100 on the acid3 test, and 14/100 in IE7 Emulation mode.
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Marcus_Soperus

I'm glad Emulate IE7 worked. Until MS starts rewriting its own web services for standards-based browsing, that feature's going to be critical.
And, thanks for giving IE8 the 'Acid' test. It's already a bit more compatible than IE7, but it had better get a lot closer to 100% before it's released in final.
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Phosphorous

Looks like IE7 except a few bells and whistles. I can sh1t on a plate and garnish it with roses, but in the end it's still a plate of sh1t.

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Caboose

I've just installed the IE8 Beta 1 and so far so good. However, when I attempt to visit the Windows Update site, I'm greeted with a message indicating that I must be using IE5 or later. Seems that Microsoft needs to fix that...

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Marcus_Soperus

In the release notes for IE8 Beta 1, Microsoft says that you must use the Emulate IE7 button to get certain MS services, such as Hotmail, to work. Have you tried clicking the Emulate IE7 button, logging off of IE8, and restarting it before running Windows Update? Please give this a try and let us know what happens. Thanks for visiting MaximumPC.com
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