Any Garmin users here upgrade to IE 8. If so, any problems with Garmin programs such as 'Webupdater', 'POI Loader' or accessing the Garmin Site.
None here! But i use firefox a lot more than Internet explorer
Someone asked this a month ago and got more than 50 replies:
but mostly using Chrome.
Have not loaded IE8 yet, as there have been some problems with other sights. Just my 2 cents.
I could not get GarminCommunicatorPlugin v2.7.1 to work under IE8, keeps saying it can't find the communicatorplugin, or it's not installed. In fact it was and works without any problem in Firefox v3.0.10
I'm staying with IE7 until topics like this one become less frequent.
When IE7 came out, I also waited quite a while before upgrading.
had no problems at all
They run a large web site and some highly interactive on-line software (its a pain to use even when it works right) and asked us to wait until they work out the bugs in their own system.
IE 8 seems to be a good browser, although I use Firefox most often.
i also prefer firefox.. just much easier to manage.
no problems - so far
I've had no problems. I even downloaded and updated maps online using IE 8; no issues.
I just updated to IE8 and also use Firefox. I have had no issues with either.
I also get the impression IE8 is faster than IE7, but Firefox is the quickest.
I've updated to IE8 and been running it for one week so far I don't have any problem except for the Blockbuster.com web site.
Within this web site, if you are a member and login, you can rate the movie by clicking on the stars icon. After updating to IE8 this doesn't work anymore. I can not able to rate movies by clicking on these icons.
I'm not a Blockbuster member so I can't try this, but IE8 has a Compatibility Mode button to press that makes many incompatible sites work with IE8. Try it and see if you can then rate movies. With luck Blockbuster will soon update their web site so that it'll work with IE8 normally, but until then Compatibility Mode might solve your issue.
Thank you for the tip about the compatibility mode. I switch to it and blockbuster.com web site now works with the movies rating function.
Yes, I too cannot get my Garmin aps to work after updating to IE8. I could not get GarminCommunicatorPlugin v2.7.1 to work under IE8, keeps saying it can't find the communicator plugin, or it's not installed. Also I can't use Mapquest to send maps to my Garmin GPS anymore...just keeps going in circles and can't run the Garmin Plug-in. I did a restore back to IE7.0 and all is fine again. I hope someone figures out the problem.
.. because it always fails to install!
Then Windows update wants to install it again ... and again ... stuck with IE7.
Nothing to report, yet.
I run IE8 on both of my desktops and my notebook. I have not had a problem with any of them, however, I am sure that there are some things that a lot of the GPS'ers out there do with their computers that I don't do. I don't do too much automatic stuff like Google downloads, gpsvisualizer, geocatching, etc., because:
1. I am too old to learn new tricks.
2. I still like to do a lot of things in "DOS" - gasp.
3. I still like the hands on method. Seeing is believing.
I don't do too much automatic stuff like Google downloads, gpsvisualizer, geocatching, etc., because:
Is that MS-DOS or TRS-DOS? How about CP/M-80? Anybody remember the Jr. and Chiclet keys?
Because I don't use it, Firefox all the way!
I dont see how there'd be any problems......
If ie 8 updated the TCP libs - there could theoretically be problems - but normally even MS has the sense to keep that separate....
Webupdater and POIloader also dont actually DISPLAY any of the data they load. Normally thats the only reason an app would go to IE...to display html...
so i;m thinking there's nowhere IE8 could mess up stuff...of course....then agin... we ARE talking about microsoft...
IE8 is vastly superior and safer than IE7. I've never had a problem and actually prefer it to Firefox 3.5.
If you are having problems with the Garmin Communicator plug-in after installing IE8, I would suggest uninstalling the Communicator plug-in and then reinstall it.
Updating from IE7 to IE8 may have broken the connection.
ive updated to IE8 when it first came out.. never had an issure when connecting with the garmin webupdater. but if one arises ill be sure to notify you all.
I use both, but prefer Firefox. Updated with both with no problems. Try shutting down antivirus and firewall before installing.
Is that MS-DOS or TRS-DOS? How about CP/M-80? Anybody remember the Jr. and Chiclet keys?
a_user, that would be MS-DOS, TRS-DOS (TRS-80), Z-DOS, CP/M and some others. I still have my first PC purchased from Zenith in 1982 which had a dual processor (Z-DOS and CP/M) running at 4.77 MHZ and two single sided 5 1/2" floppies. A 10MB HD (YES, I WROTE 10MB, NOT 10GB) cost $785.00. It does have 4 color capability, but I only have a monochrome monitor for it. This was one of the first PC's on the market and like POI-Factory, everyone was contributing to the programming effort to run MS-DOS 1.0 on it. It was successful to a great degree but because it had to interpret all instructions, it ran slower than the 4.77 (is that possible :?).
Sorry, not hi-jacking. Just wanted everyone to know that they have the best today and shouldn't be afraid to try any of it, whether it be a Mac running whatever or a PC running Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or Vista. A Web Browser is just that. I don't believe that it should have anything to do with any other software you are running. I repeat that I do not have a problem on any of my PC's.
FWIW - Curt
a_user, that would be MS-DOS, TRS-DOS (TRS-80), Z-DOS, CP/M and some others. I still have my first PC purchased from Zenith in 1982 which had a dual processor (Z-DOS and CP/M) running at 4.77 MHZ and two single sided 5 1/2" floppies.
Not to nit-pick, but they were 5 1/4 which were a big improvement over the 8" that were used on mini's and as the boot device for the early IBM 360's. And don't forget, memory was measured in kilobytes and 64K was a VERY large amount of memory. Most shipped with 16K but it wasn't unusual to find a lot of 4 and 8K machines either.
A 10MB HD (YES, I WROTE 10MB, NOT 10GB) cost $785.00.
The original IBM PC had been out for over a year before the XT model came out with a hard drive and many others followed suit.
It does have 4 color capability, but I only have a monochrome monitor for it. This was one of the first PC's on the market and like POI-Factory, everyone was contributing to the programming effort to run MS-DOS 1.0 on it. It was successful to a great degree but because it had to interpret all instructions, it ran slower than the 4.77 (is that possible :?).
FWIW - Curt
I have forgotten the progression, but the original DOS used on the IBM compatibles was PC-DOS which was derived from Bill Gates' Seattle-OS (still floppy and/or cassette tape based). It wasn't until after the nails were driven into CP/M's coffin that it became MS or Microsoft DOS. Up until around the time the AT (that's Advanced Technology for you youngsters) running at the unheard speed of 6 MHz you could buy an IBM PC with either PC/MS-DOS or CP/M. IBM dropped CP/M with the AT but there were versions available.
I think it was around '84-'85 I started using a Convergent Technologies N-Gen with an 80186 at 8 MHz. It ran CTOS, but we had MS-DOS 2.x ported to it so I could compile the programs written in Lifeboat C 30% faster than it could be done on an AT. It had 2 30 MB drives and 512 K we bumped to a full 1024K. WOW!
Not to nit-pick, but they were 5 1/4 which were a big improvement over the 8" that were used on mini's and as the boot device for the early IBM 360's.
a_user, I stand corrected. It was 5 1/4" floppies and I do remember the 8". Still have WordStar and a few others. My three sons beat a TRS-80 Mod 4 to death but that is where they learned their trade. Oldest son was working for NASA At Langley AFB, VA when he got killed in a traffic accident. The oldest now is Data Processing Director for a packaging company in Newport News, VA and the youngest son is a lead programmer for IBM outside of Atlanta.
I didn't realize it was so much fun to see if I could remember anything from way back then.
Everybody have a good day and keep on improving, uploading, downloading and using all of those good GPS files. We need them to tell us where to go correctly, not where everyone else would like for us to go.
Sorry, still on IE 7. Will probably upgrade to 8, my upgrades usually go pretty uneventful.
Updated 755T with IE 8 without a hitch.
I also have both installed on IE8 and Firefox and have had no problem with the plug in. If you are using Vista, I would suggest you right click on the file and run as an administrator, even though you might have logged in as an administrator, I've ran into this scenario a few times, even though you logged in, I still now right click and run as an administrator and have had no problems since.
I must be older, my first computer was the 2nd home computer TI-99/4A, (1st one was TI-99/4 but very few made)it used a tape recorder with tapes (the programs I bought were a cartarage of some kind). If I wanted programs to use other than the few offered I had to write them myself. It was the
First domestic computer with a 16-bit processor, I used Basic to write the programs, I taught myself (must have been easy). I remember we were going to pour a cement drive and I wrote a program to tell us how many yards to order.
I still have the computer, box it came in and programs I bought and wrote. It was a lot of hands on fun back then.
Talk about gray hair.....
I am running Windows 7 RC and IE8 on my little MSI netbook and all Garmin software is working on it. All I had to do is run the software in XP SP2 compatibility mode and there are no problems whatsoever.
Just FYI to everyone...
I use Safari and it works great, of course i use a Mac however Safari is also designed for Windows too.
I'll probably upgrade to IE8 when IE9 comes out!!
I also use Chrome more than IE.
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