Need steps to downgrade IE11.1 to IE8 to browse Housing site

January 8, 2015 at 16:10:14
Specs: Windows 7
Toronto Housing website only works with internet explorer 8 or below. I have internet explorer 11.1. What can I do?

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#1
January 8, 2015 at 17:14:44
How to uninstall Internet Explorer 11
http://www.ghacks.net/2013/09/20/un...

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#2
January 8, 2015 at 17:56:49
Can we assume that IE11 is unable to browse that site even if it is set to compatibility mode?

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#3
January 8, 2015 at 21:42:22
Are you sure that's the case? If so they must be considering an upgrade else they'll lose a lot of traffic. Have you checked with them about that?

Downgrading to IE8 will cause problems with other sites as they will see it as outdated. Do you know if that site is compatible with non-IE browsers such as Chrome or firefox?

If nothing can be or will be changed then you might consider a dual boot scenario with an OS having IE 8 or even a separate computer.


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#4
January 9, 2015 at 07:22:45
DAVE makes some very good points. If at all possible it would be worth considering some other way of getting around a problem with just one website. Although IE8 still gets security updates, IE11 is considered to be more secure.

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#5
January 9, 2015 at 07:46:47
Agreed, I would also try the other browsers, Firefox and Chrome first as the better choice if either works.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
January 10, 2015 at 13:19:17
Hi, thanks so much for replying to my question. Housing connections is a major landlord in Toronto www.housingconnections.ca They advised me that they are working on expanding the web site to include more platforms but have no idea when that work will be done. I agree with you....not going to mess with this on the internet. I'll attend their offices and use their computers to update my files with them.

Thank you again
Jack


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#7
January 10, 2015 at 15:05:00
Just the same, did you try Compatibility View (#2)? When you are in IE you just go to Tools > Compatibility View Settings, then hit the Add button. If you don't like it just delete the website from its list.

This is exactly what Compatibility View is all about. It is to make IE11 behave like an earlier browser on just the outdated website(s) of your choice.

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