Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Solving Problems With Internet Explorer 8

You may be experiencing problems with internet explorer 8 (IE 8), if you just got an update on your computer, through Windows Update.

If you do, join the crowd.

There are well over a thousand people who have received the update and noticed a number of problems since getting it.

The one major problem they noticed was the speed. It appears IE 8 is slower.

Computerworld ran a test using JavaScript testing, and based on their results, IE runs slower than Google's Chrome browser.

Even Firefox 3.0.7, Apple's Safari 3.2.2, and Opera Software's Opera 9.63 was faster than Internet Explorer 8.

Another complaint about IE 8 is it suffers from compatibility problems with such Web standards such as CSS, HTML4, and XHTML.

This kind of problem could cause a lot of trouble for those who develop programs to be used with the browser.

In fact, just when Internet Explorer was about to be released, Microsoft has warned about such support problems with new standards and how the new browser handled them.

Microsoft added a tool to help with this problem. It is known as Compatibility View.

With Compatibility View, users can switch settings so they can view sites built for previous browser editions.

Other problems with IE 8 included lack of security. Although it was beefed up to guard against malware and known phishing scam sites, the browser got hit by a hacker.

And this happened a few days after the browser was launched.

There are more problems with internet explorer 8. For instance, Microsoft is currently testing Windows 7 using a beta version.

Microsoft is not offering a final version of their browser. Instead, they are only able to use Release Candidate 1.

Microsoft claims that problems with internet explorer 8 will be resolved with the major release of Windows 7. Let's hope this is the case, or there will be many computer users, who just might switch over from Internet Explorer to another browser, like Firefox or Opera.

At least they are more reliable and offer faster loading than IE 8 does. If Firefox or Opera are not your choices of a browser, you can always switch to IE 7 and continue to use that.

For those who don't feel like working with another browser, and you want to get some of those problems resolved now, we recommend looking at your registry through a free scan to help speed up your computer.

It will help a little if problems are found, and any help is better than none, until Microsoft gets this new browser up to speed.

Problems with internet explorer 8 (IE 8) can be resolved with the right type of support. Many times, a software utility or even a browser may not work because of errors or invalid entries in the Registry.

This can cause Internet Explorer 8 to load slower, since it is looking for add-ons or other files that is simply not on the hard drive any more, but is still pointed to by the registry.

One of the best ways is to find out if your computer problem does relate to an invalid or corrupt Registry is to have a Registry scan done.

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