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Internet Explorer 8 Is Not Compatible With Windows 7 Beta

Internet_Explorer_8_LogoMicrosoft’s latest web browser Internet Explorer 8 final release is just out. Like everyone, I was also so excited to download and play with the new browser. But when I tried to download IE 8 on Windows 7 beta, I was greeted with a message saying IE 8 is not compatible.

Here is the full message displayed on Internet Explorer 8 website for Windows 7 users

We’re sorry, but you won’t be able to download Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Beta at this time

Windows 7 Beta already includes a pre-release candidate version of Internet Explorer 8 that is optimized for that release. Windows 7 enables unique features and functionality in Internet Explorer 8 including Windows Touch and Jump Lists which require additional product tests to ensure we are providing the best Windows experience for our customers. We will continue to update the version of Internet Explorer 8 running on Windows 7 as the development cycles of Windows 7 progress and plan to include the final version of Internet Explorer 8 in the release candidate version of Windows 7 later this year.

I’ll try IE 8 on my XP & Vista computers and post the experiences in the coming days. If you are a non-windows 7 beta user, then you can download IE 8 from here for your PCs