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Internet Explorer 8: How to Download, Install, Use, and Uninstall It on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit


Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit




Internet Explorer is one of the oldest and most popular web browsers in the world. It was developed by Microsoft and first released in 1995. Since then, it has gone through many versions and updates, each with its own features and improvements. In this article, we will focus on Internet Explorer 8, which was released in 2009 and is compatible with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. We will explain what Internet Explorer 8 is, why you might want to use it on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, how to install it, how to use it, and how to uninstall it.




Internet explorer 8 for windows 7 ultimate 32 bit



What is Internet Explorer 8 and why use it on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit?




Internet Explorer 8 is the eighth version of Microsoft's web browser. It was designed to be faster, more secure, more reliable, and more user-friendly than its predecessors. It also introduced some new features and enhancements, such as:


Features and benefits of Internet Explorer 8




  • Accelerators: These are shortcuts that let you perform common tasks, such as searching, translating, emailing, or mapping, without leaving the current web page. You can access them by selecting some text or an image and clicking on the blue Accelerator icon that appears.



  • Web Slices: These are snippets of web pages that you can subscribe to and view from your favorites bar. They allow you to keep track of frequently updated information, such as weather, news, sports, or auctions, without having to visit the full web page.



  • InPrivate Browsing: This is a mode that lets you browse the web without leaving any traces of your activity on your computer or online. It prevents your browsing history, cookies, temporary files, form data, passwords, and other data from being stored or sent to third parties.



  • InPrivate Filtering: This is a feature that lets you block or allow content from third-party websites that may track your browsing behavior across different websites. You can access it by clicking on the Safety button and selecting InPrivate Filtering.



  • SmartScreen Filter: This is a security feature that helps protect you from phishing, malware, and other online threats. It checks the websites you visit against a list of known malicious sites and warns you if it detects any risk.



  • Suggested Sites: This is a feature that recommends websites that are similar or related to the ones you visit. You can access it by clicking on the Suggested Sites button on the toolbar or by opening a new tab.



Compatibility and security of Internet Explorer 8




Internet Explorer 8 is compatible with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, which is one of the most advanced and versatile versions of Windows. It supports many features and functions that enhance your browsing experience, such as:


  • Aero Snap: This is a feature that lets you resize and arrange windows by dragging them to the edges or corners of the screen.

  • Aero Peek: This is a feature that lets you preview the contents of a window by hovering over its thumbnail on the taskbar.



  • Aero Shake: This is a feature that lets you minimize all other windows by shaking the active window.



  • Jump Lists: These are menus that appear when you right-click on a program icon on the taskbar or the Start menu. They show you recent or frequent items, such as files, folders, websites, or commands, that are related to that program.



  • Taskbar Previews: These are thumbnails that show you the contents of each open tab in Internet Explorer 8 when you hover over its icon on the taskbar.



  • Windows Search: This is a feature that lets you search for files, folders, programs, settings, or web results from the Start menu or the search box on the toolbar.



Internet Explorer 8 is also secure and reliable, as it supports many standards and protocols that ensure your privacy and safety online, such as:


  • HTTPS: This is a protocol that encrypts the data that is exchanged between your browser and the website you visit. It prevents anyone from intercepting or tampering with your information. You can recognize HTTPS websites by the lock icon and the green address bar in Internet Explorer 8.



  • Cookies: These are small files that websites store on your computer to remember your preferences, settings, or login details. Internet Explorer 8 lets you manage your cookies by clicking on the Tools button and selecting Internet Options. You can choose to accept, block, or delete cookies for specific websites or for all websites.



  • Pop-up Blocker: This is a feature that prevents unwanted pop-up windows from opening when you visit certain websites. Internet Explorer 8 lets you control your pop-up blocker by clicking on the Tools button and selecting Pop-up Blocker. You can choose to turn it on or off, or to allow pop-ups for specific websites.



  • Certificate Errors: These are warnings that appear when there is a problem with the security certificate of a website. A security certificate is a digital document that verifies the identity and authenticity of a website. Internet Explorer 8 lets you view the details of a certificate error by clicking on the red Certificate Error button on the address bar. You can choose to proceed to the website or to close the tab.



How to install Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit?




If you want to install Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, you need to download the offline installer from Microsoft's website. The offline installer is a standalone file that contains all the components and updates needed for Internet Explorer 8. Here are the steps to install Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit:


Download Internet Explorer 8 offline installer




  • Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-8-details.aspx



  • Select your language and click on Download.



  • Choose IE8-WindowsVista-x86-ENU.exe and click on Next.



  • Save the file to your preferred location on your computer.



Run the installer and follow the instructions




  • Double-click on IE8-WindowsVista-x86-ENU.exe to launch the installer.



  • Click on Run if prompted by User Account Control.



  • Accept the license terms and click on Next.



  • Wait for the installation to complete. It may take several minutes.



Restart your computer and launch Internet Explorer 8




  • Click on Restart Now when prompted by the installer.



  • After your computer restarts, click on the Start button and select Internet Explorer from the list of programs.



  • You should see Internet Explorer 8 as your default web browser. You can verify this by clicking on the Help button and selecting About Internet Explorer. You should see Version: 8.0.6001.18702 in the dialog box.



How to use Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit?




Now that you have installed Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, you can start using it to browse the web and enjoy its features and functions. Here are some tips on how to use Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit:


Customize your settings and preferences




Internet Explorer 8 lets you customize your settings and preferences to suit your needs and preferences. You can access them by clicking on the Tools button and selecting Internet Options. Here are some of the settings and preferences you can change:


  • General: This tab lets you change your home page, your default search provider, your browsing history, your tabs, your appearance, and your accessibility options.



  • Security: This tab lets you adjust the security level for different zones, such as the Internet, local intranet, trusted sites, and restricted sites. You can also enable or disable protected mode, which isolates your browser from other programs and prevents unauthorized changes to your computer.



  • Privacy: This tab lets you manage your cookies, your pop-up blocker, your InPrivate Browsing, your InPrivate Filtering, and your location services.



  • Content: This tab lets you control the content that is displayed on web pages, such as fonts, colors, languages, feeds, web slices, accelerators, and certificates.



  • Connections: This tab lets you configure your network settings, such as your proxy server, your dial-up connections, and your VPN connections.



  • Programs: This tab lets you set Internet Explorer 8 as your default web browser, manage your add-ons, manage your file associations, and manage how Internet Explorer 8 interacts with other programs.



  • Advanced: This tab lets you customize the advanced settings of Internet Explorer 8, such as browsing, multimedia, printing, security, accessibility, and system.



Browse the web with tabs, favorites, and history




Internet Explorer 8 lets you browse the web with tabs, favorites, and history. These features help you navigate the web more easily and efficiently. Here are some tips on how to use them:


  • Tabs: Tabs allow you to open multiple web pages in a single window. You can switch between them by clicking on their titles on the tab bar. You can also drag and drop them to rearrange them or to open them in a new window. You can open a new tab by clicking on the New Tab button on the tab bar or by pressing Ctrl+T. You can close a tab by clicking on the X button on the tab or by pressing Ctrl+W.



  • Favorites: Favorites allow you to save the web pages that you visit frequently or want to revisit later. You can access them by clicking on the Favorites button on the toolbar or by pressing Alt+C. You can also organize them into folders and subfolders. You can add a web page to your favorites by clicking on the Add to Favorites button on the toolbar or by pressing Ctrl+D. You can edit or delete a favorite by right-clicking on it and selecting the appropriate option.



  • History: History allows you to view the web pages that you have visited recently or in the past. You can access it by clicking on the History button on the toolbar or by pressing Ctrl+H. You can also sort it by date, site, most visited, or order visited today. You can open a web page from your history by clicking on it or by dragging and dropping it to a new tab or window. You can delete a web page from your history by right-clicking on it and selecting Delete.



Use the developer tools and compatibility view




Internet Explorer 8 also offers some features for web developers and users who encounter problems with certain websites. These features are the developer tools and the compatibility view. Here are some tips on how to use them:


  • Developer tools: Developer tools allow you to inspect and modify the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other elements of a web page. You can access them by clicking on the Tools button and selecting Developer Tools or by pressing F12. You can also use them to debug scripts, test performance, measure network traffic, and simulate different browsers.



  • Compatibility view: Compatibility view allows you to view websites that are designed for older versions of Internet Explorer. It makes them look and work better in Internet Explorer 8. You can access it by clicking on the Compatibility View button on the address bar or by pressing Alt+X. You can also add websites to a compatibility view list by clicking on the Tools button and selecting Compatibility View Settings.



How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit?




If you want to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, you need to go to Control Panel and view installed updates. Here are the steps to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit:


Go to Control Panel and view installed updates




  • Click on the Start button and select Control Panel.



  • Click on Programs and Features.



  • Click on View installed updates on the left pane.



  • Scroll down to the Microsoft Windows section and look for Internet Explorer 8.



Right-click on Internet Explorer 8 and click uninstall




  • Right-click on Internet Explorer 8 and click on Uninstall.



  • Click on Yes if prompted by User Account Control.



  • Wait for the uninstallation to complete. It may take several minutes.



Restart your computer and restore the previous version of Internet Explorer




  • Click on Restart Now when prompted by the uninstaller.



  • After your computer restarts, click on the Start button and select Internet Explorer from the list of programs.



  • You should see the previous version of Internet Explorer as your default web browser. You can verify this by clicking on the Help button and selecting About Internet Explorer. You should see Version: 7.0.6002.18005 or lower in the dialog box.



Conclusion




In this article, we have covered everything you need to know about Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. We have explained what it is, why you might want to use it, how to install it, how to use it, and how to uninstall it. We hope you have found this article helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below.


FAQs




Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit:


Q: Is Internet Explorer 8 still supported by Microsoft?




A: No, Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Microsoft since January 12, 2016. This means that it does not receive any security updates or technical support from Microsoft. It is recommended that you upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or switch to a different web browser.


Q: Can I install Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 10?




A: No, Internet Explorer 8 is not compatible with Windows 10. The latest version of Internet Explorer that is compatible with Windows 10 is Internet Explorer 11. However, Windows 10 also comes with a new web browser called Microsoft Edge, which is faster, more secure, and more modern than Internet Explorer.


Q: How can I make Internet Explorer 8 faster?




A: There are some ways to make Internet Explorer 8 faster, such as:


  • Clean up your browsing history, cookies, temporary files, and other data by clicking on the Tools button and selecting Delete Browsing History.



  • Disable or remove any unnecessary or unwanted add-ons by clicking on the Tools button and selecting Manage Add-ons.



  • Optimize your network settings by clicking on the Tools button and selecting Internet Options. Then, go to the Connections tab and click on LAN Settings. Make sure that Automatically detect settings is checked and that Use a proxy server for your LAN is unchecked.



Q: How can I make Internet Explorer 8 more secure?




A: There are some ways to make Internet Explorer 8 more secure, such as:


  • Enable protected mode by clicking on the Tools button and selecting Internet Options. Then, go to the Security tab and check the box that says Enable Protected Mode for each zone.



  • Enable SmartScreen Filter by clicking on the Safety button and selecting SmartScreen Filter. Then, click on Turn On SmartScreen Filter.



  • Use InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering by clicking on the Safety button and selecting InPrivate Browsing or InPrivate Filtering.



Q: How can I update Internet Explorer 8 to a newer version?




A: You can update Internet Explorer 8 to a newer version by following these steps:


  • Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer.aspx



  • Select your language and click on Download.



  • Choose the latest version of Internet Explorer that is compatible with your operating system and click on Next.



  • Save the file to your preferred location on your computer.



  • Double-click on the file to launch the installer.



  • Follow the instructions and accept the license terms.



  • Wait for the installation to complete. It may take several minutes.



  • Restart your computer and launch the new version of Internet Explorer.



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