IE8 Reliability Update For Windows 7 Beta

Microsoft has released a reliability update for Internet Explorer 8 running on Windows 7 Beta that should improve the web browser’s reliability and stability on the Windows 7 platform. A recent post on the IEBlog by program manager Herman Ng explained why they did release the update in detail:

The term reliability is used in a broader fashion including all types of stability problems like crashes, memory leaks or hangs among other things. Microsoft did use the information gathered by windows Error Reporting and the Customer Experience Improvement Program to get an overview of common problems with Internet Explorer 8.

Approximately 10% of customers who had downloaded the Windows 7 Beta had experienced some type of reliability problem in IE8. We also found that a small number of users were experiencing crashes on a more regular basis and that about 1.5% of all Internet Explorer sessions had encountered a crash. This is relatively good for a pre-release version of Internet Explorer running on a beta operating system. We were also pleased to see that the new IE8 Crash Recovery feature was successfully helping customers recover from these crash situations 94% of the time.

The update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 Beta can be downloaded using either Microsoft Update or Windows Update.

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4 Responses to IE8 Reliability Update For Windows 7 Beta

  1. smilingman February 25, 2009 at 7:40 pm #

    I have to say the IE8 is better than IE7, but I will be stay with Firefox.

    MS told to long to update from IE6 and  has lost market share to other browser.

    I like’d to see a IE8 express like browser built in to Win7, no longer a full version. This would help with anti-trust issues and allow other browsers to integrate better.

  2. Dafin0 February 26, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    iv been finding IE8 much more unstable then IE7, iv had it freaze up on me about ever 30min. i really hope they fix these problems before it hits the market because most of my family using IE

  3. DanielRemains March 2, 2009 at 6:35 am #

    Approximately 10% of customers who had downloaded the Windows 7 Beta had experienced some type of reliability problem in IE8…..

    Those 10% are the ones who sent feedback.. LOL
    IE8 is the worst browser they ever made..

  4. . March 4, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    n!ggers

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