I have been told that ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 will not function on a Windows XP computer if its got Internet Explorer newer than version 6.

Is this true?

Seems like a huge security hole if you can only have IE 6 on your computer.

If so, how can this be fixed?

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    I remember this from a while back but can't find the NIM number. I believe it was resolved. Also note that on Win XP you cannot install IE9 (only works for W7) so you can install up to IE8.
    – SaultDon
    Aug 17, 2011 at 23:30
  • SaultDon: How is it resolved? Via an update from ESRI? Thanks.
    – hpy
    Aug 18, 2011 at 0:06
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    I cannot find the specific NIM still, but there may now be another browser conflict for some users
    – SaultDon
    Aug 25, 2011 at 17:37

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I have one machine running 9.3 with IE8. Version 10 runs with no problems with IE8 or IE9. Perhaps it is a rumour, or an old one.

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