For Windows 7 Beta users who are having compatibility and reliability issues while running Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) RC1 which was released to the public for Vista and XP earlier can download an official update released by Microsoft to overcome the problems. Based on the feedbacks, Microsoft has detected various reliability problems such as system crashes, memory leaks, etc encountered by users. This update for Windows 7 beta will fix an unknown number of reliability bugs in IE8.

In the released Knowledge Base Article KB962921, Microsoft has highlighted the issues fixed by the update:

  • 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.

The update is available for download via the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for Windows 7 Client Beta: Download 962921 package via the link here.

Update for Windows 7 Server Beta for Itanium-based Systems: Download 962921 package via the link here.

Update for Windows 7 Client Beta for x64-based Systems: Download 962921 package via the link here.

Update for Windows 7 Server Beta for x64-based Systems: Download 962921 package via the link here.

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