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Other Browsers installed?

  1. #1


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Other Browsers installed?


    Has anyone got any other browsers to install on the Dev Preview?

    I tried Chrome and Opera, neither would install.


    Edit: Please note if you have Win8 Dev installed as VHD or standard, dual boot etc.
    Last edited by Dave76; 18 Sep 2011 at 20:09.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 161
    Windows 8 Developer Preview x64


    Chrome is working for me, as well as Firefox 6.0.2. Have not tried Opera yet.

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    EDIT: I decided to go install Opera, and it works for me.

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  3. #3


    I read on another forum that installing a different browser broke their Metro interface...I assume this was only a temporary problem because, after all, this IS a Developer Preview. The Metro apps are very tightly bound to IE.

    Can you confirm that everything else is still working OK?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 161
    Windows 8 Developer Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by bummpr View Post
    Can you confirm that everything else is still working OK?
    Metro UI is still working as intended just like it did when I first installed DP.

    I'm most likely going to guess those people disabled IE via Windows Features, which then most likely broke Metro.
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  5. #5


    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    I've got Chrome, Firefox and Opera installed and alls well also.

    Danny
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  6. #6


    Firefox 5 working fine, so far it hasn't caused any problems.
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  7. #7


    Suffolk, UK
    Posts : 33
    Win 8 pro X64


    Firefox is working well with (lastpass) + a few other add-ons.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Firefox 6.0.2 working fine except for some graphical glitches every now and then. Same goes for Thunderbird.
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  9. #9


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Has anyone else installed Win8 in VirtualBox?

    VB may be the reason I'm having issues, tried Run as Admin, XP and Win7 compatibility mode, not set as default browser, no icons, still won't install.
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  10. #10


    Brazil, São Paulo
    Posts : 13
    Windows Developer Preview and Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64


    IM use opera this moment now is the best for me ... run fast and open pages very fast too =)
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