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Windows 7: IE8 doesn't load

25 Dec 2010   #1
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
IE8 doesn't load

I got my new Windows 7 in and am trying to get things back to normal.
I installed IE8 from a backup disk. It's there, but the only way I can open it is to go through; menu, and right click and run as administrator. It should open when I log onto the internet, but it doesn't??

I see there is a new version in the sticky, but which one is the latest for the 32 bit version? The "leaked version", or one of the ones above it?


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25 Dec 2010   #2
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

IE8 should be built into Win7. If it's not there it can be added from Programs and Features/"Windows Features" by checking it off. Don't know what you mean by "sticky" or "leaked version". After you install Windows 7, go to "Windows Update" to bring the system up to date which should also include the latest IE8 Cumulative Security Update.
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25 Dec 2010   #3
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I didn't know it came as part of Windows 7. Did I screw things up by loading it by CD?
I'm still trying to find where I find about all of these new features. What is cloud, and where is it?? I don't see anyplace that shows me the new stuff like Vista did.

As to the IE8 I don't see it listed in programs in the control panel. It's on the start menu though.
When I try to open it just by clicking on it, the screens flashes a window, it doesn't open it. 1 quick flash and it's gone. I can't get into my mail or do anything unless I load it using administrative privilege.

I did go into features I don't know what should or shouldn't be checked so I put an attached picture of it.


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25 Dec 2010   #4
Hopalong X

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

You need to delete that Vista IE 8 you installed and maybe you will be okay.

Until you get rid of it anything else you want to do is useless.

Mike
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26 Dec 2010   #5
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hi Mike
I didn't know it came packaged with windows 7, but now I can't find the one I loaded (see attachment) That is a shot of the control panal. It should be there shouldn't it??
I'm downloading IE9 Beta, How do I install that if I can't find IE8, or does it go over top of it??? First time I've dealt with this kind of problem. IE was something you had to load once you got your internet connection setup on earlier versions of Windows..


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26 Dec 2010   #6
Hopalong X

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

Don't install IE 9 yet. One thing at a time.

It may not have installed the Vista IE8 or wrote over the original installed.

The picture you posted above Click "View installed updates" In the new window if there is an IE 8 in the list that will be the Vista copy you added.
There is a button to delete it if it was put here. Probably not but???


See if you have a Restore point.
The only other thing I can think of is a System Restore BEFORE you put the Vista IE8 on but it may not have a restore point made before you put the Vista IE8 on the system. It may not have had time to make one after install of Win 7.
This would be the easiest.
When you get to this window in the process check mark "Show more restore points" Might find a hidden one.

You want a Restore point before Vista IE8 was installed.

If you need the tutrial.
System Restore


Mike
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26 Dec 2010   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Don't install IE 9 yet. One thing at a time.

It may not have installed the Vista IE8 or wrote over the original installed.

The picture you posted above Click "View installed updates" In the new window if there is an IE 8 in the list that will be the Vista copy you added.
There is a button to delete it if it was put here. Probably not but???


See if you have a Restore point.
The only other thing I can think of is a System Restore BEFORE you put the Vista IE8 on but it may not have a restore point made before you put the Vista IE8 on the system. It may not have had time to make one after install of Win 7.
This would be the easiest.
When you get to this window in the process check mark "Show more restore points" Might find a hidden one.

You want a Restore point before Vista IE8 was installed.

If you need the tutrial.
System Restore


Mike
I agree with Mike here, try a system restore from before you put that other IE8 on there, Have you tried windows update yet?

Another possibility would be to try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to see if it fixes anything.
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26 Dec 2010   #8
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Unfortunately you were right, no restore points go back that far. It was one of the first things I put in after loading windows 7. At the time I was thinking I needed it to do the updates. How dumb was that, I know better. Lesson: Never do stuff when you are tired.

Can I go into programs and extract the IE folder? See 2 attachments. Given the dates on some of the files that should be the old copy????


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26 Dec 2010   #9
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

If I understand this page I should be able to just install 9 over 8?? Of course it's not taking into account I have 2 copies of 8 on there either.

How do I install or uninstall Internet Explorer 9?
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26 Dec 2010   #10
Hopalong X

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

You might want to try the SFC /scannow Derek posted. It might straighten out the registry so IE8 works properly.

In Win 7 IE9 is installed on top of IE8. So if IE8 is messed up IE9 MIGHT be also. Not definitely but maybe.

So SFC /scannow then install IE9 would be my choice.


You can also do a Repair install. This will put the Windows registry back to original which should rid you of the second IE8.
Repair Install


Mike
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