I have IE 8 (same version) on both Dekstop and Laptop.
Running Win Vista Home Premium on Desktop Computer.
Some of my favicons remain whether I clean the cache or not. But some favicons do not appear even when I have more than one link within the same website, example: I have a Favorites folder called CNet with various different forums for quick access to a particular forum. Only one CNet link (CNet Win Vista forum) maintains the favicon, ALL the rest use the GENERIC IE icon. Even when I clean the cache the CNet Win Vista icon stays.
This same behavior is displayed throughout other Favorites as well. I would like to keep all my FavIcons but it seems they are randomly selected as to which are kept and which are Generic.
P.S. I have a Laptop running Win XP SP2 which does NOT have this issue at all. All of my FavIcons are intact always.