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Windows 7: History Not Saving. How to Re-intall IE8

31 Mar 2012   #1

32 bit windows 7 home
History Not Saving. How to Re-intall IE8

How do I install or re-install IE8 for Windows 7. My history is not saving! I thought re-installing will fix this. Will it?

I had to delete IE9. IE9 is terrible!

Thank you.

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31 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Yes, get Chrome or Firefox. My son uninstalled IE from his machine. I have not use it in years.
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31 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Did you have it set to delete history on exit ?
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31 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Help is better than venting. I apologize for the previous post.
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31 Mar 2012   #5

32 bit windows 7 home

No Adram I had it set to save them. It was doing find until now.
Yes Silvera I have Firefox. Does anyone know how to re-install IE8 ?
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01 Apr 2012   #6


You cannot reinstall IE8 as it is less secure. I would turn off IE9 in Programs and Features>Turn off Features, then turn it back on again and check settings.

Or use Firefox which keeps History until cleared.
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