IE8 update for Windows 7 Beta released

Microsoft has recently released a 'compatibility and reliability' update for Internet Explorer 8, on the Windows 7 Beta operating system. The update fixes many things, including the following:

  • When Internet Explorer 8 is installed with Adobe Flash Player 10, Internet Explorer may become unresponsive.
  • You experience a Print dialog box that is unusable when you try to print an Adobe PDF document.
  • After a crash, Internet Explorer 8 becomes unresponsive and you must restart the computer to resolve
    the problem.
  • Internet Explorer 8 may crash when you visit some Web sites.
  • Internet Explorer 8 may crash when you resize the browser window.
  • Internet Explorer 8 does not seem to remember information that was stored in cookies on the computer.
  • Popular third-party extensions cause crashes in Internet Explorer 8.
  • Previously blocked third-party extensions are no longer blocked after you upgrade to Internet Explorer 8.
In order to update Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7, head into the Start menu and go to All Programs, followed by Windows Update. According to Ars Technica, these fixes are the ones that are available in the Internet Explorer 8 RC1, that was released for Vista and XP to the public about a month ago.

Keep your eyes out for more Internet Explorer 8 news as it approaches a release in the next couple of months. You can find the Microsoft Support article for the update here.

Download: Windows 7 Beta (x86) Update
Download: Windows 7 Beta (x64) Update

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