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Dave76

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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.
 
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bummpr

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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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synaptix

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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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xxxdannyxxx

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

Danny
 

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brummyfan

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

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Romulinx2

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

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Angelo

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

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Dave76

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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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p0rr4l0k4

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

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chocoboxx

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I can use Chrome, Firefox, Opera and I don't have anyproblems with them.
But in Metro, just only IE XD imagine app name Chrome will be appeared someday
 

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mikedl

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Fx 9.0a1 x64 has been working just fine with Flash 11 beta, Java 7 beta and a whole slew of add-ons including Stylish, Status4Evar, Colorful Tabs (just to name a few). :)
 
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davehc

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I can use Chrome, Firefox, Opera and I don't have anyproblems with them.
But in Metro, just only IE XD imagine app name Chrome will be appeared someday
have another look in start or Search. I only had Firefox and IE installed. After your post I installed Chrome and Opera. I now have all (automatically selected) in my Start?

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androidcues

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I came to the forum hoping to find a way to kill IE10.... first thing I do on any machine that doesnt have FF or GC is, install either. I cant stand IE at all. Nothing works, not even the 8 year old girl trick. (0.0.0.0) I can handle MetroIE I think Windows should stay grounded on the hard drive, inside its house with WINDOWS and not be gallivanting about on the internets, I leave that to the information conveyancing professionals.

So... in the meantime while I look for something...

Ive had massive and awesome success with all browsers -- I have installed Opera a couple times, it ran fine. Ive installed Chrome maybe about 30 times since July and not one installation went amok. All have worked as advertised. Firefox has been installed about maybe 20-23 times and sometimes it just disappears, but is resolved with a reinstall. No problems for me. Win8 is a great great system, its like the most perfect OS to date, and cant beat the boot time. I just need to incarcerate the IE10.

Cheers
 

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Im curious. Why Kill it??

Just dont use it! Much easier.
 

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jimbo45

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I came to the forum hoping to find a way to kill IE10.... first thing I do on any machine that doesnt have FF or GC is, install either. I cant stand IE at all. Nothing works, not even the 8 year old girl trick. (0.0.0.0) I can handle MetroIE I think Windows should stay grounded on the hard drive, inside its house with WINDOWS and not be gallivanting about on the internets, I leave that to the information conveyancing professionals.

So... in the meantime while I look for something...

Ive had massive and awesome success with all browsers -- I have installed Opera a couple times, it ran fine. Ive installed Chrome maybe about 30 times since July and not one installation went amok. All have worked as advertised. Firefox has been installed about maybe 20-23 times and sometimes it just disappears, but is resolved with a reinstall. No problems for me. Win8 is a great great system, its like the most perfect OS to date, and cant beat the boot time. I just need to incarcerate the IE10.

Cheers


Hi there
Can't understand what all the problem is with IE10. It works just fine -- perhaps you are trying too many addons etc.

You won't be able to kill it anyway -- basically it's "Windows explorer" which is part of the Windows kernel with IE access enabled.

If you don't believe me just go into Windows Explorer and type in an internet URL.

As far as browsers are concerned there are plenty available -- choose the one you like. Personally for basic simple quick browsing I like Opera and Google Chrome is coming up "fast on the rails". It is improving fast and the new login feature with profiles etc is a great idea too.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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vrosa

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Mozilla Nightly 11.0 a1 + Flash 11 x64

Works like a charm !
 
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