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IE11 on windows 8 possible?

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    IE11 on windows 8 possible?


    I had a wee look around and could not really find anything about the availability or possibility to have IE!! on windows8?

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    Hello Kiwig,

    If you like, you could update to Windows 8.1 to get IE11.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html
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    Thanks for your prompt reply.
    If that is the only option I'll stay with IE10 on 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwig View Post
    Thanks for your prompt reply.
    If that is the only option I'll stay with IE10 on 8

    The update from Windows 8 to 8.1 is free and you can find it within the Windows app store...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey12gauge View Post
    The update from Windows 8 to 8.1 is free and you can find it within the Windows app store...
    Thanks.
    As hinted before, I haven't found a reason to update to 8.1
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    If you like, here are some reasons below. Notice the features marked as (new) for 8.1. 8.1 is basically the same as 8, but with more personalization options available.

    Compare Windows 8.1 Editions
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    Hi Brink
    Thanks!
    I had quick look here at the changes from 8Pro to 8.1Pro and there are a couple of things which I might benefit. For a start I have changed the OS's handling to the old desktop with 'Classic Shell' which seems to me the right way for work. So in this case I would not benefit much. The only other change I would consider is the better multi monitor support and that is possibly not helping me either with my old Dell 2405FPW.
    If 8.2 or 9 is bringing more benefit I'll be keen to check out.
    Everything seems to work nicely now and I can do with IE10(instead of IE11) as the other browser I use a lot is PaleMoon.
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    The important thing is that you are happy using Windows 8, but IE11 will not be available for it.
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