I would like to clarify some misinformation concerning this issue. Windows 7 comes with preinstalled IE 8 and you can reset it at anytime through the advance tab in internet options HOWEVER, and here's the BIG WORD.........HOWEVER, if you have installed IE 9 or 10 UPGRADES, you must first UNINSTALL each of the UPGRADES from your computer through the control panel UPDATES and then reset IE 8!!!!!
I have a Canon MX892 and installed it on my Windows 7 laptop while I had IE 10 without any issues what so ever using the manufacturers installation disc. That should always be your first choice with installing any new hardware........using the manufacturers installation disc.........and not the manufacturer website support and drivers
!!! You do NOT need to turn on or off any windows IE featurers to perform this process, just uninstall the upgrades!! Been there and done this thousands of times!!!