I recently upgraded to SP1 via Windows Updates. Also, IE was upgraded from 8 to 9 around the same time. Ran a disk cleanup, and removed SP1 backup files. Tried to rollback from IE9 back to 8. IE9 is successfully removed but 8 does not come back. I cannot find a standalone installer for IE8 for Windows 7 either.
An upgrade install of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x32 fixes this issue, but since it is an upgrade, I can no longer sysprep. Being able to sysprep is a requirement. Therefore, I cannot do an upgrade install.
Any help would be appreciated!