A Compatibility View list update is available for Windows Internet Explorer 8: October 25, 2011

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SUMMARY

An update is available for the Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View list. This update is dated October 25, 2011. This Compatibility View list update makes websites that are designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. When you install Internet Explorer 8, you can decide whether the sites that you browse should be displayed in Compatibility View.

Note Sites that appear in the Compatibility View list are sites for which other users have clicked the Compatibility View button. This list is updated automatically. The list helps users have a better experience when they view websites that are not yet updated for Internet Explorer 8.

For more information about the Compatibility View list, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960321 Description of the Compatibility View list in Windows Internet Explorer 8

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Download information

You can install this update from Microsoft Windows Update.

Alternatively, you can install this update from the Microsoft Download Center.

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows 7
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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB2598845)
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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2598845)
Windows Server 2008 R2
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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB2598845)
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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB2598845)
Windows Vista
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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista (KB2598845)
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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB2598845)
Windows Server 2008
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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 (KB2598845)
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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB2598845)
Windows XP
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Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows XP (KB2598845)

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Restart information

You may have to restart Internet Explorer after you apply this update.

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Known issues

Internet Explorer 8 might not respond after you apply this update. This issue might be caused by Norton 360. To resolve this issue, try the following method:

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You may also encounter the following issues when you try to install this update:
  • The update installation fails.
  • The system keeps reminding you to install this update although you already installed it.
  • The desktop does not load.
If you encounter one if the issues mentioned here, try the following methods.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 2598845 - Last Review: April 24, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
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  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
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