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Solved IE8 Google Doodle Not Working

VFN

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I know this is very minor but it's bothering me and I wonder what's going on. Today's google page has a doodle of basketball that you play a game with. I was using Chrome checking out my Chrome issue, saw it and was able to play, but IE8 doesn't have the button to click to start the game. Anyone with IE8 here able to see the button and animation? Any idea why I'm not able to see and play this?

Here you can play even after today I believe and it doesn't work with IE8 either:

https://www.google.com/doodles/basketball-2012

Any idea why I'm not able to see and play this?

It may be that these google doodles use HTML 5 canvas which doesn't work with IE8. Can anyone shed more light on this?

Thanks
 
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Hi VFN,

Yes, it sounds like a HTML5 compatibility problem :) Is there any reason that you haven't updated to IE9 yet? IE9 has HTML5 support and you'll be able to waste as much time on those doodles as you like (like I do!) :p

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Thanks for replying. I haven't updated to 9 because I read that a lot people didn't like 9 or had probems with it. If I do update, should I do so through Windows Update--I've got that old IE9 update hidden right now--or another method?
 

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Thanks for replying. I haven't updated to 9 because I read that a lot people didn't like 9 or had probems with it. If I do update, should I do so through Windows Update--I've got that old IE9 update hidden right now--or another method?
Try IE9 and see how it goes. You can always revert back to IE8 if it doesn't work as you expected, or you just don't like it :)

I would do it through Windows Update, because then you're definitely going to get the right version installed.

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Thanks.
 

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