Windows 2000K and IE8

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budzos
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Windows 2000K and IE8

Post by budzos » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:18 pm

Is it possible to add IE8 to a Windows 2000K installation as an addon or as part of an update pack or have things changed so much that its no longer an
option?
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Post by mf3imp » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:37 pm

Internet Explorer 7 can't be installed in Windows 2000, and so IE8 (more and more apps doesn't have this kind of "legacy support").
There are a lot of alternative browser for this SO, just pick up one of them (I use Opera and IE is only opened for WinUpdate, in my win2k VM).

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Post by budzos » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:35 pm

I run SeaMonkey and FireFox but I was just curious about IE8. It seems that IE6 is a bit outdated in 2000K
and could use some updating. I didn't think that it would work but stranger things have happened. It would make a great addition to the 2000K update pack if it could be done.
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Post by code65536 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:51 pm

There have been a lot of new system APIs added in XP (and XP SP2) that are required for IE6 SP2+, so no, IE6 SP1 is the last version that can run on Win2K.

As for whether it would run on Win2000K, we'll find out more about that in about 1997991 years. :P
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Post by ccl0 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:18 pm

yeah i think its time to let w2k go.
i used to love that OS and still used it until 2006, but all good things must come to an end.

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Post by budzos » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:33 pm

I doubt That I'll let 2K go but I'll just have to get used to the fact that IE6
is as far as it will go. Long live Windows 2K!
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