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Using Poser with Internet Explorer 11 or Windows 8

Using Poser with Internet Explorer 11 or Windows 8

Using Poser with Internet Explorer 11 or Windows 8

 

Overview

With the release of Internet Explorer 11 and the Windows 8 operating system, among other general Windows updates, some compatibility issues have arisen with various Poser versions. This article covers which versions of Poser are still compatible and what may need to be done to ensure that compatibility.

 
 

Poser Debut

Poser Debut is compatible with Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 11, but only with the latest update patch, available at the

Poser Debut Updates Page

 
 

Poser 8/Poser Pro 2010 and older

WINDOWS 8: These older versions of Poser will likely work decent enough for the most part on Windows 8.0, but are not compatible at all with Windows 8.1 and as such will not function at all on Windows 8.1. A newer version of Poser will be required for Windows 8.1 support. The latest Poser and Poser Pro are available for purchase at the

Smith Micro Store

INTERNET EXPLORER 11: Poser 8 and Poser Pro 2010 are not compatible with Internet Explorer 11 and may fail to start or fail to display the embedded library if you have Internet Explorer 11 installed. You can look into uninstalling Internet Explorer 11 and reinstalling an older version of Internet Explorer (versions 7-10 should work fine) to get the embedded library working again.

 
 

Poser 9/Poser Pro 2012

WINDOWS 8: These versions of Poser are not fully supported on Windows 8, but should work well for the most part on this operating system. Just make sure to get the latest updates for them at the

Poser 9 Updates Page

Poser Pro 2012 Updates Page

SLOW LIBRARY: If you are running Windows 8.1 and the library is loading very slowly, then the typical cause of this slowness is from your anti-virus software interfering with Poser. You will need to check with your anti-virus options to ensure that it is not interfering with Poser. For example, if you are using AVG, then you can temporarily disable Surfshield, start up Poser, then reenable Surfshield. Another example, for Eset, you can tell it to make an exception for poser.exe or poserpro.exe and for LSMGUIAIR.exe in the protocol checker for web browsing and e-mails.

INTERNET EXPLORER 11: Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 require the latest update patch (see links above) for compatibility with Internet Explorer 11. Poser Pro 2012 users can also switch from using the embedded library to using the external library instead, as the external library should not be affected by the version of Internet Explorer installed. This can be done from the Preferences, in the Library tab, under the Launch Behavior.

 
 

Poser 10/Poser Pro 2014

Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014 are compatible with both Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 11 as long as you have the latest update patches for them, available at the

Poser 10 Updates Page

Poser Pro 2014 Updates Page

SLOW LIBRARY: If you are running Windows 8.1 and the library is loading very slowly, then the typical cause of this slowness is from your anti-virus software interfering with Poser. You will need to check with your anti-virus options to ensure that it is not interfering with Poser. For example, if you are using AVG, then you can temporarily disable Surfshield, start up Poser, then reenable Surfshield. Another example, for Eset, you can tell it to make an exception for poser.exe or poserpro.exe and for LSMGUIAIR.exe in the protocol checker for web browsing and e-mails.

 

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