Yes, I wanted to revert to IE 8. I did that with a system restore and I was fat, dumb and happy, as the saying goes.
My restore point was two weeks old so, obviously, Windows needed to update.
I was sitting here browsing nicely with 8 and, unceremoniously (and without warning), my browsing session and everything else was closed and Windows announced that it was installing updates. Guess what? It reinstalled v9.
As far as I know v9 is an optional update so can't figure out why it was reinstalled. How do I keep v9 from being reinstalled?