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Uninstalled IE8 trying to reinstall IE8

by meau10 / July 13, 2010 9:26 PM PDT

After numerous frustrating lock-ups with IE8 I decided to uninstall it and use Firefox. Lately I've wanted to use IE8 for various purposes but cannot find a download for Windows 7. Any help?

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Try this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2010 9:39 PM PDT

Click on the orb, type IEXPLORE and run that.

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orb?
by meau10 / July 13, 2010 9:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Try this.

What orb? I uninstalled it.

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(NT) The Start Menu orb
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 13, 2010 9:49 PM PDT
In reply to: orb?
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Considering
by Jimmy Greystone / July 13, 2010 10:42 PM PDT

Considering IE8 comes as part of Windows 7, it's most interesting that you somehow managed to remove it and still have a functioning system. It's also why you don't see a download for Windows 7 on Microsoft's website.

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Uninstalled?
by Bob__B / July 14, 2010 4:12 AM PDT

How did you do that?

If you mean you went to add/remove and turned off the feature then go back and turn the feature on.

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IE8
by meau10 / July 14, 2010 5:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Uninstalled?

I tried the add/remove but it's not there. Went into program files and found a couple things there but clicking on any of them gives me nothing. Can't find the executable file anywhere. Very frustrating.

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System Restore then
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 14, 2010 5:28 AM PDT
In reply to: IE8

That may work.

Mark

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Question
by Bob__B / July 14, 2010 6:23 AM PDT
In reply to: IE8

When you were in add/remove did you click on 'Turn windows features on or off' ?

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Worked!
by meau10 / July 14, 2010 7:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Question

Brilliant, Bob B! It worked. Nicely done! Thanks!

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