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Finally found this information today on a Microsoft blog which I accessed
from Microsoft Connect. This reply was posted by what appears to be a
Microsoft employee in response to two questions similar to the one I posted
here -
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# re: IE December Out-of-Band release

Thursday, December 18, 2008 10:39 AM by Terry McCoy [MSFT]

@Jan Dzikowski


Security is the priority here. If you are running Vista SP2 Beta with IE 8
Beta 2, I suggest you uninstall one of the two beta products to get a patch
that will make you secure. Vista SP2 Beta was not a released product when
IE 8 Beta 2 shipped. Technical issues prevented us from building a patch
for this particular scenario.
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PhilSweet - you apparently did what is necessary to install the patch by
uninstalling SP2 Beta. Yet another example of why there is sometimes pain
associated with being on the bleeding edge.

"troutman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Since I don't use IE as my primary browser and I wouldn't describe any of
> my browsing as "mission critical", I believe I will run unpatched for a
> while. I would prefer not to remove SP2 Beta. Thanks for your input.
> "PhilSweet" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news(E-Mail Removed)...
>> The only way I got KB960714 to install was to first uninstall Vista X64
>> SP2 Beta. I don't know if reinstalling Vista SP2 Beta will undue the
>> update.
>> Phil
>> "troutman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> System requirements on that one specify Service Pack 1. I attempted to
>>> download it and install as an experiment and received "the update does
>>> not apply to your system" message. Still no joy.
>>> "Carlos" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Is this what you are looking for?
>>>> "Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 in Windows Vista x64
>>>> Edition
>>>> (KB960714)"
>>>> Carlos
>>>> "troutman" wrote:
>>>>> Thanks for this link as well. The way I read it, there is only a patch
>>>>> available for IE8 under Windows 7. I looked at all available KB960714
>>>>> updates (there are 33 possibilities) and none seem to match my
>>>>> particular
>>>>> combination.
>>>>> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>> > Troutman:
>>>>> > This article may help
>>>>> > ""
>>>>> >
>>>>> > --
>>>>> > Dennis Pack
>>>>> > XP x64 SP2, Vista Enterprise x64 SP1
>>>>> > WHS, Office Professional Plus 2007 SP1
>>>>> > "troutman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>> >>I am running Vista Ultimate x64 with SP2 Beta applied as well as
>>>>> >>Internet
>>>>> >>Explorer 8 Beta 2 x64. No KB960714 browser patch has been offered
>>>>> >>and my
>>>>> >>internet research regarding this particular combination has not
>>>>> >>turned up
>>>>> >>any results. Do I not need the patch or was a patch not created for
>>>>> >>my
>>>>> >>situation? Not really a problem as I am currently experimenting with
>>>>> >>a
>>>>> >>handful of other browsers. Just curious.
>>>>> >


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