IE11 Enterprise Mode

A client just received a new HP PC and obviously it is preinstalled with Windows 8.1 64bit (standard)

We need to run IE8 because the cussent version of Opera doesn't accept anything more recent

Unfortunately IE8 won't install on W8.1

We tried setting up Enterprise mode but:

- The "Let users turn on and use Enterprise Mode from the Tools menu option" option wasn't present in the Administrative Template (Computer or User)

- the EntrerpriseMode registry  entry didn't cause this option to appear in the IE Tools menu

Is this workaround available to all versions or W8.1 or simply the PRO and Enterprise versions ?

We were able to run a IE8 compatibility mode using the F12/Developer tools but this is far from user friendly

Is there any other way to run a IE11 in IE8 mode ?

thanks
yann
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Opera what? Opera to my way of thinking is either an independent web browser or either a musical piece or place that this music is played

here is a good walk-through to enable enterprise mode
http://www.howtogeek.com/184634/how-to-enable-and-use-internet-explorer-11s-enterprise-mode/
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Yann ShukorOwnerAuthor Commented:
sorry Opera the PMS from Micros

Yes i found lots of good walk-throughs, that one included

But none cover the situation where the option isn't present in the Administrative Template or when the registry hack doesn't yield the expected result
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
If the option isn't present then you have to update your .admx's or from a machine that has ie11 installed edit group policy using the RSAT tools
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Yann ShukorOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks David

I did in fact download and install the Administrative Templates
And now I have no Administrative Templates in mu gpedit.msc whatsoever
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is there any other way to run a IE11 in IE8 mode ?  Largely, No. IE8 is long out of support and gone with XP.

If you really need to do this, make a Windows XP virtual machine with VMware Workstation and run the machine in Unity mode. Then you can run IE8 transparently on the desktop. This will work.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Yann Shukor  - Thanks. It may be time to upgrade the site to allow a newer browser version.
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