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Windows 7: uninstalled IE11 and somehow got back to IE8

28 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
uninstalled IE11 and somehow got back to IE8

so today i finally gave up on Internet Explorer as I came across something I didn't like and all of a sudden when my computer comes back on I am running on IE8 again I don't know how this is even possible as I had IE10 on here before and I also had IE9 as well I did end up running a check for Windows Update and IE9 and 10 were there and i am waiting for it to install I will post an error code if I get one and the requested data I am kind of puzzled though as why it went straight from IE11 to IE8 if anybody thinks they know why it would do this please let me know thanks

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29 Jun 2014   #2

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Had you run System Cleanup to remove redundant files? If so, that's probably the reason - it had no other option but to revert to the default.
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29 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

yes i did a few days ago after installing IE11 and i also noticed when opening up IE8 it has enbabled every single toolbar that was originally disabled such as the favorites bar, status bar, and bing bar, IE 10 did insts and all is fine nowall with succes
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