IE8 Full/Standalone Download

  Ben 216 19:00 26 Jan 2010

Hi all, I downloaded the IE8 installer for a friend thismorning as they only have dial-up (and currently no browser as IE5/6 has stopped working), and was surprised to find it was only 16Mb. Is this the full installer, or just a front end to download the rest of the browser? I can't check as I have IE8 already installed on all my PCs. Can anyone point me to the full/standalone installer if this is not the correct one?

(I have also given them the installers for Firefox ans Opera as alternatives)


  bazb 19:39 26 Jan 2010

Hi Ben

is this what you are after click here

  Ben 216 22:24 26 Jan 2010

Thanks Bazb, that's where I got it from earlier... I was just expecting a much bigger download (like the ones that used to be bundled on dial-up internet discs etc.), maybe that is the whole thing. I'll find out when they try to install it!

  Ben 216 23:16 16 Feb 2010

Turns out it is the full installer... maybe the files are getting less bloated, or maybe they just seemed bigger a few years ago.

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