Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Reinstall Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) on Windows 7

Here is how to reinstall IE8 on Windows 7.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Programs and Features.
  3. Turn Windows Features on or off.
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  4. Uncheck IE8.
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  5. Reboot.
  6. Run through again and check IE8.
  7. Reboot.

From here: Windows 7 Forums: How can I reinstall IE 8 for windows 7 (sic)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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Helena said...

I had IE8 on my new computer with windows 7, I upgraded to IE9 and I'm having lots of problems with visuals and videos. I would like to go back to IE 8. How do I do that?
Will unistalling IE9 revert my computer to the original IE8?

Philip Elder SBS MVP said...


Uninstall IE9 and IE8 should be there.

If not, then run through the process in this blog to get things back to the way they were.