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

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
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows XP

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.

File information

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The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows XP Service Pack 3
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Iecompat.dll8.0.6001.191308,19216-Aug-201110:45
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Iecompat.dll8.0.6001.191308,19216-Aug-201104:43
Iecompat.dll8.0.6001.232268,19216-Aug-201105:45
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Iecompat.dll8.0.6001.191308,19216-Aug-201105:11
Iecompat.dll8.0.6001.232268,19216-Aug-201106:19
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Iecompat.dll8.0.7600.168658,19215-Aug-201104:25
Iecompat.dll8.0.7600.210288,19215-Aug-201104:24
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7 Service Pack 1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Iecompat.dll8.0.7601.176678,19215-Aug-201104:18
Iecompat.dll8.0.7601.217898,19215-Aug-201105:32
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Iecompat.dll8.0.7600.168658,19215-Aug-201105:08
Iecompat.dll8.0.7600.210288,19215-Aug-201105:17
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Iecompat.dll8.0.7601.176678,19215-Aug-201105:27
Iecompat.dll8.0.7601.217898,19215-Aug-201105:10
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Iecompat.dll8.0.7600.168658,19215-Aug-201103:58
Iecompat.dll8.0.7600.210288,19215-Aug-201104:00
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Iecompat.dll8.0.7601.176678,19215-Aug-201103:54
Iecompat.dll8.0.7601.217898,19215-Aug-201104:00

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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  1. Manually and repeatedly update Norton 360 by using LiveUpdate (or Intelligent Update) until you receive a "no more updates" or similar message.
  2. Reinstall this update, if it is necessary.


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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Method 1: Reset Windows Update components, and then try updating your computer
To reset the Windows Update components automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the "Fix it" wizard.

Note This Fix it Solution has two modes, Default and Aggressive. You should run the Fix it solution in Default mode and determine whether it resolves your problem with Windows Update before you run it in Aggressive mode.



Note This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or to a CD, and then run the fix on computer that has the problem.

For more information about how to reset Windows Update components, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971058 How do I reset Windows Update components?
Method 2: Manually download the update from the download link, and then install the update in clean boot mode
We suggest that you to install the updates in clean boot mode to avoid the interruption of third-party programs. To enter clean boot mode on a computer, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or click Continue.
  3. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
  4. Under Selective Startup, clear the Load Startup Items check box.
  5. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
  6. Click OK.
  7. When you are prompted, click Restart.
  8. Try update your computer again.
For more information about this method, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
331796 Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program
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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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