WWW & Internet Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows Vista/2008

Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows Vista/2008 8.0 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.1 (168 votes)

File Details

File Size 13.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Server 2008/Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 65,555
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Internet Explorer
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Internet Explorer has been designed to make everyday tasks easier, provide dynamic security protection and improve the development platform and manageability. End user improvements include a streamlined interface, tabbed browsing, printing advances, improved search functionality, instant feeds (RSS), dynamic security protection, and more.

Internet Explorer provides improved navigation through tabbed browsing, web search right from the toolbar, advanced printing, easy discovery, reading and subscription to RSS feeds, and much more. It also provides security through a robust new architecture, security features that help defend against malicious software, and new ways to better protect against the theft of personal data from fraudulent websites. It has improved support for cascading style sheets, a rich RSS feeds platform, and robust tools for deploying and managing Internet Explorer 7 in large enterprise environments.

Latest Reviews

zeeZee

zeeZee reviewed v8.0 on Jun 24, 2009

excellent workhorse. very stable. uses a little more memory than firefox rc2, but does it matter? get i7 chipset and get 20 gigs of memory.

frankwick

frankwick reviewed v8.0 on Apr 1, 2009

I'm not sure why people are bashing this browser. I would assume they are the anti-microsoft crowd. Regardless, I am using this browser and am quite pleased. It has some fresh new ideas and some borrowed ideas from FF. From FF it borrowed the bookmark bar and the search bar. Great stuff. The security of this browser seems great also with all the anto-phising tools, the url color coding, etc. More good stuff. I use FF daily also and IE8 is as fast. No, IE8 does not score 100% on ACID 3, but so what -- it renders all websites I visit just fine. I wish there was an integrrrattteed spell checker (like FF) and it needs a couple of other personal UI tweaks, but overall this is a VERY GOOD browser.

wjf152

wjf152 reviewed v8.0 on Apr 1, 2009

No stars for this rubbish . Ive downloaded three times now and every time it takes minutes to open , never connects to its homepage and takes 5 minutes at least to close the browser . Totally unusable on my PC . 5 stars to Maxthon , no trouble whatsoever .

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v8.0 on Mar 31, 2009

I regret updating to this piece of crap. It's slower, and it crashes. MSIE 7 NEVER crashed on me, not that I used it much. This turd runs multiple copies of itself in the background, for reasons unknown to me. I see no improvements that matter to me anywhere. And no matter how I configure it (even using IEPro), new links sometimes overwrite the current tab, and other times do not. It's really annoying to be listening to Pandora.com, only to have the tab overwritten when you thought a new one would open.

filmar51

filmar51 reviewed v8.0 on Mar 30, 2009

It doesn't works in my PC ! ! !
Processor Intel core i7940, motherboard ASUS P6T Deluxe.
OS Vista 64

ruemere

ruemere reviewed v8.0 on Mar 21, 2009

Vista Business 64bit here. Internet Explorer 8 works fine... provided it is the only seriously used application in the system. Do not install it if you run another resource intensive application/service (like database, VMware/Virtualbox) - you'll find out soon enough that your 8 GB and quad processor may be not sufficient. It's not like anything breaks, it's just when I attempt to do several things at the same time, it keeps on eating system resources.

And if you think about using it with many pages at the same time (say, 20 or so, as I usually do under Opera), well, just be prepared for decreased system becoming somewhat unresponsive.

Disclaimer: It may be just me. I am also seriously biased against Vista (prettified interfaces, muddled wizards and seriously complicated forms are not to my taste, as the occasional troubleshooting is also much more irritating) - my Windows Xp at home on a much weaker machine and with the same set of applications installed is much better at handling stuff.

Regards,
Ruemere

ailef

ailef reviewed v8.0 on Mar 21, 2009

this crap browser totaly failed with vista x64, do not install it on vista 64 , your sidebar will crash all the way.
there's no problem with 32bit version.

mfaccone

mfaccone reviewed v8.0 on Mar 21, 2009

IE8 in itself is ok.. probably more secure. BUT, IE8 and Vista 64bit do not play nice together. It slows opening any window up, it slows opening up Windows Live Mail, it slows opening up any app. I went back to IE7 and everything else sped back up to normal. I use Firefox as my browser.

sn0wflake

sn0wflake reviewed v8.0 on Mar 20, 2009

I had the same jaw-dropping experience the first time I saw the Internet Explorer 7 design. How can they keep this unintuitive, huge, ugly design? Still no free adblocking.

tangentlin

tangentlin reviewed v8.0 on Mar 20, 2009

For those who may use OWA (Outlook Web Access), I would caution that IE8 may fail to work properly on Windows Vista. In my case, IE just cannot let me compose email. I have learnt a lesson not to upgrade to the latest if it is from Microsoft, their backward compatibility has been quite poor lately.

Avg. Rating 3.1 (168 votes)
Your Rating
zeeZee

zeeZee reviewed v8.0 on Jun 24, 2009

excellent workhorse. very stable. uses a little more memory than firefox rc2, but does it matter? get i7 chipset and get 20 gigs of memory.

frankwick

frankwick reviewed v8.0 on Apr 1, 2009

I'm not sure why people are bashing this browser. I would assume they are the anti-microsoft crowd. Regardless, I am using this browser and am quite pleased. It has some fresh new ideas and some borrowed ideas from FF. From FF it borrowed the bookmark bar and the search bar. Great stuff. The security of this browser seems great also with all the anto-phising tools, the url color coding, etc. More good stuff. I use FF daily also and IE8 is as fast. No, IE8 does not score 100% on ACID 3, but so what -- it renders all websites I visit just fine. I wish there was an integrrrattteed spell checker (like FF) and it needs a couple of other personal UI tweaks, but overall this is a VERY GOOD browser.

wjf152

wjf152 reviewed v8.0 on Apr 1, 2009

No stars for this rubbish . Ive downloaded three times now and every time it takes minutes to open , never connects to its homepage and takes 5 minutes at least to close the browser . Totally unusable on my PC . 5 stars to Maxthon , no trouble whatsoever .

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v8.0 on Mar 31, 2009

I regret updating to this piece of crap. It's slower, and it crashes. MSIE 7 NEVER crashed on me, not that I used it much. This turd runs multiple copies of itself in the background, for reasons unknown to me. I see no improvements that matter to me anywhere. And no matter how I configure it (even using IEPro), new links sometimes overwrite the current tab, and other times do not. It's really annoying to be listening to Pandora.com, only to have the tab overwritten when you thought a new one would open.

filmar51

filmar51 reviewed v8.0 on Mar 30, 2009

It doesn't works in my PC ! ! !
Processor Intel core i7940, motherboard ASUS P6T Deluxe.
OS Vista 64

ruemere

ruemere reviewed v8.0 on Mar 21, 2009

Vista Business 64bit here. Internet Explorer 8 works fine... provided it is the only seriously used application in the system. Do not install it if you run another resource intensive application/service (like database, VMware/Virtualbox) - you'll find out soon enough that your 8 GB and quad processor may be not sufficient. It's not like anything breaks, it's just when I attempt to do several things at the same time, it keeps on eating system resources.

And if you think about using it with many pages at the same time (say, 20 or so, as I usually do under Opera), well, just be prepared for decreased system becoming somewhat unresponsive.

Disclaimer: It may be just me. I am also seriously biased against Vista (prettified interfaces, muddled wizards and seriously complicated forms are not to my taste, as the occasional troubleshooting is also much more irritating) - my Windows Xp at home on a much weaker machine and with the same set of applications installed is much better at handling stuff.

Regards,
Ruemere

ailef

ailef reviewed v8.0 on Mar 21, 2009

this crap browser totaly failed with vista x64, do not install it on vista 64 , your sidebar will crash all the way.
there's no problem with 32bit version.

mfaccone

mfaccone reviewed v8.0 on Mar 21, 2009

IE8 in itself is ok.. probably more secure. BUT, IE8 and Vista 64bit do not play nice together. It slows opening any window up, it slows opening up Windows Live Mail, it slows opening up any app. I went back to IE7 and everything else sped back up to normal. I use Firefox as my browser.

sn0wflake

sn0wflake reviewed v8.0 on Mar 20, 2009

I had the same jaw-dropping experience the first time I saw the Internet Explorer 7 design. How can they keep this unintuitive, huge, ugly design? Still no free adblocking.

tangentlin

tangentlin reviewed v8.0 on Mar 20, 2009

For those who may use OWA (Outlook Web Access), I would caution that IE8 may fail to work properly on Windows Vista. In my case, IE just cannot let me compose email. I have learnt a lesson not to upgrade to the latest if it is from Microsoft, their backward compatibility has been quite poor lately.

smanofsteel76

smanofsteel76 reviewed v8.0 on Mar 19, 2009

I like IE8, but my biggest beef is how long it takes to open a new tab. Chrome is much faster at this task. Once this is fixed maybe I'll switch. Maybe.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v8.0 on Mar 19, 2009

Compatibility mode is turned on by default for all intranet sites, so I tried our portal site (IIS7) and it is broken under compatibility mode but it works under the new IE8 mode. Quite strange, I would expect the opposite. This means I must test every site religiously as I can't trust compatibility mode.

Otherwise the features are nice addition for the plebians forced to use this par browser.

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed v8.0 on Mar 19, 2009

Not bad

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v8.0 RC1 on Jan 27, 2009

OMG please bring back the old interface!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jspratjr

jspratjr reviewed v8.0 RC1 on Jan 27, 2009

Works fine, no problems here (Vista 32bit).

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