XP & IE8 at work

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows XP and Vista' started by MrDJ, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    time to ask the experts as IT at work cant help (and its not really a work issue)

    my hospital work computer is only 1 of 3 computers in our hospital still using XP
    all the other 5000+ computers have been updated to Windows 7

    my computer is used for a digital xray digitizer that wont work on anything above XP
    due to this im still running Internet Explorer 8

    problem im having is as every month goes by another forum wont work with IE8
    computer next to me has windows 7 and the forums open fine but its another colleagues computer and in use all day.
    on one forum all im getting is page not found. on another one it has a banner saying not supported with IE8 and upgrade to post but at least i can read that one but for how long i dont know.

    at least NBR is not affected :D

    its defo not a restricted site or affected by the secure network.

    so any idea of a work around
    thanks
    DJ
     
  2. Primes

    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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    I have an old XP computer at work, with no admin privileges (also meaning I can't even update adobe flash), so what I do is install chrome portable from portable apps. It's stand-alone so it extracts and runs from a folder without install. I like this approach because chrome has its own built-in flash plugin, and can display pdf's. When a new version of chrome comes out you just download the new installer again and run to update its files.
     
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  3. MrDJ

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    brill, thanks for that S.Prime.
    ive never used chrome but will give it a go.
    much appreciated.
     
  4. MrDJ

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    dalm, even with admin rights chrome portable is still blocked.
     

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