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Windows 7: Reinstallation of IE


29 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Reinstallation of IE

I'm running 32bit windows 7 Home Premium.

I mistakenly clobbered IE and tried to install IE8. Got error msg telling me it wasn't compatible with my system.

I then tried installing IE9 beta and got a message telling me I had an IE installed which was a more advanced version (!!).

I got rid of all references of IE in the registry and tried the above operations again with the same results.

How can I install any IE on my system?


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29 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Look at Programs and Features >> Windows Features to make sure IE is checked off. You could also try unchecking it, rebooting, then check it again and reboot. If that doesn't work, sometimes it helps to run sfc /scannow from a command prompt to repair Windows files.
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30 Nov 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

Already tried these, to no avail (IE is not in the list of installed items). Still cannot understand why IE8 or IE9 beta are shut out.
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30 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gswiss View Post
Already tried these, to no avail (IE is not in the list of installed items). Still cannot understand why IE8 or IE9 beta are shut out.
IE8 never is in the list of installed items. It only shows up as a box checked off in "Windows Features". Do you mean it's not in the list of check boxes?
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04 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

I just tried to install them and could not.
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04 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gswiss View Post
I just tried to install them and could not.
"Do you mean it's not in the list of check boxes?"
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04 Dec 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As roncerr is asking:

Start> In search box type Turn Windows features on or off and press enter

Name:  Turn.jpg
Views: 6
Size:  48.1 KB

Is IE checked?

You may have to do a Repair Install now that you have messed with the registry

Repair Install

A Guy


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07 Dec 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

Even though I certainly messed up things by clearing out all IE references in the registry, how come it refuses my clean installation of IE8 (telling me it's not made for my Windows version) and throws me out when I try IE9 beta under the pretext I have a more recent IE version installed ?
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07 Dec 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gswiss View Post
I just tried to install them and could not.
"Do you mean it's not in the list of check boxes?"
No, it's not in the list
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07 Dec 2010   #10

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You need to do a repair install as A Guy posted.
Click here- Repair Install

You will not loose any of your files. It puts Windows back to where it is supposed to be including IE.

Mike
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