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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

Last Review:

Available To:

  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff
  • Currently Enrolled UT Arlington Students

Vendor: Microsoft

Product: Internet Explorer

Version: 8

Standard Software Supported By: Desktop

OIT Support Levels: Full

Download: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Size:


Internet Explorer 8 is the newest Web browser developed by Microsoft. Some of the important improvements in IE 8 are faster browsing, enhanced security, scripting improvements and fewer known memory leaks that had contributed to system sluggishness in machines running IE 7. Microsoft now considers IE 8 a “critical” patch, and it will be the default Web browser for the upcoming Windows 7 operating system. 

System Requirements: Mfg. Minimum

  • Base OS: Windows
  • OS Version: XP SP2
  • Processor: 233MHz processor or higher
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • Hard Disk Total Size: 2 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 12 MB

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Windows
  • OS Version: XP SP3
  • Processor: Pentium 4 (1 GHz or higher)
  • RAM: 512 MB (1 GB preferred)
  • Hard Disk Total Size: 40 GB

Known Issues: See IE 8 Known Issues

How to Get:

It can be downloaded from Microsoft's Website

The Office of Information Technology will distribute IE 8 with normal patches on August 11. You should see a yellow shield near your clock which will allow you to download it early, or leave your machine on overnight and it will be installed on your machine while you are away (be sure to lock your machine using ctrl+alt+del keys). Be sure to reboot your machine on Wednesday, August 12. 


Visit Microsoft's Website


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OIT Settings: Internet Explorer FAQ