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Windows 7: IE8 Uninstalled, can't reinstall.


20 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
IE8 Uninstalled, can't reinstall.

I uninstalled IE8 through the control panel a number of weeks ago. I wish to download and install it again, but I cannot. Why? How can I get IE8 back?


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20 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BreakGuy,

You should be able to check Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Features to turn it back on in Windows 7.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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20 May 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Can you actually "uninstall" IE8?

Thanks
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20 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello BreakGuy,

You should be able to check Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Features to turn it back on in Windows 7.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn
I made sure the box for Internet Explorer 8 was checked, then restarted the computer.... still not showing.
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20 May 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

How exactly did you uninstall IE8? Did you delete any folders?

Thanks.
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21 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
How exactly did you uninstall IE8? Did you delete any folders?

Thanks.
I believe I uninstalled via Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features\Uninstall or change a program. I don't recall removing or deleting any folders or files.
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21 May 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks. I was just curious. Looks like Brink is going to have to help you with this one.

Sorry

BTW what are you using to get on the net?
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21 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Thanks. I was just curious. Looks like Brink is going to have to help you with this one.

Sorry

BTW what are you using to get on the net?
No worries. I'm using Safari right now.
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21 May 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did you check the Programs Files folder, EX, C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer to see if the "iexplore.exe" is there and works??? You might just be missing the shortcuts.
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21 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Did you check the Programs Files folder, EX, C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer to see if the "iexplore.exe" is there and works??? You might just be missing the shortcuts.
You know what? That's the problem. I cannot believe I overlooked something that simple. Thank you very very much. Now I just need to create a shortcut and I'll be sorted. Thank you so much again.
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