which update you are being directed to get/ And what is the full error message when you attempt to install IE8?
How are you trying to install IE8? It is generally installed as part of the normal Windows Update procedures.
Which MS.com web site are you being directed to? Only when I type MS.com into my browser address bar I am taken to "Morgan Stanley is Founding Partner of Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves; Will Help Combat 1.9 Million Premature Deaths from Traditional Cookstove Use..."
When I try to install IE8 on my Dell Inspiron 9400, Pentium T2250 @ 1.7 GHz 3.24 GB RAM running Win XP Pro SP3, I get a message that an update is necessary before the installation can proceed. I am directed to MS.com and begin to download an update, but then get the message that a current update is newer than the update being installed and it stops. But if I then try to install IE8, I get the message that I need an update before installing IE8. Help, I'm getting dizzy, lol. Is there some way around this? Has anyone run into this same problem? Thanks all.