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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista (KB969497) - English

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  • Version: 969497
  • Category: Update
  • Language: English

  • Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of Web standards. While this is a move in the right direction, users might encounter compatibility issues with some sites that still rely on the behavior of previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft understands the shift towards standards compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 may take some time to complete for each organization or webmaster. To bridge this transition, we offer the Compatibility View list. The list helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8.
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IE8-Windows6.0-KB969497-x86.msu6343b30127d9084caa04f4998ba3a6b6aa1763ab200 KB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1

  • This update applies to Internet Explorer 8 with the following operating systems:
    • Windows Vista

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