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Windows 7: IE8 Replaced by IE9 Beta accidentally!

31 Jan 2011   #1
eddowii

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
IE8 Replaced by IE9 Beta accidentally!

Hi,

Recently downloaded IE9 Beta and thought it was a standalone. I later realized that IE8 was missing. I use windows seven, so I cannot re-download IE8. I do not have any sort of recovery disc. Please help me!! Really =


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31 Jan 2011   #2
Hopalong X

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

Uninstall the IE 9.
I'll get directions back in a minute.

Here you go a tutorial. Actually easy with pictures and directions.
Internet Explorer 9 - Uninstall

IE 8 will be default once IE 9 is uninstalled.
Mike
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31 Jan 2011   #3
eddowii

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yes, But it over wrote IE8!
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31 Jan 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Eddowii,

When you uninstall IE9 using the tutorial link posted above, IE8 will be restored back as the default again.
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31 Jan 2011   #5
eddowii

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

it says there are no updates installed and it does not show in the uninstall bit.

I am using firefox to post.
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31 Jan 2011   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can't you reinstall IE9 so it does show up, then use the instructions in the tutorial to remove it so IE8 will be reinstated?
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31 Jan 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Eddowii,

If what Aaron posted above doesn't help, then type iexplore.exe in the Start Menu search box and press enter. Does it open IE for you? If so, click on Help and About Internet Explorer to see what the version number is.
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If it's not IE8 or nothing opens, then I suppose that you could try a system restore using a restore point dated before you installed IE9 to undo it.


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31 Jan 2011   #8
eddowii

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I'll Try.
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