I have two systems with identical hardware and similar software apps. I upgraded both from Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Ultimate in January. Recently, both system have been unable to run IE8 When IE8 is invoked, it comes up with a dialogue box saying that the program had crashed and offers to reload pages. This is immediately followed by two dialogue boxes stating that IE has stopped working. If I try too many times to restart, it will stop responding altogether. I have been through a lot of web pages looking for suggestions. Most of the instructions start with "Start Internet Explorer". Not possible in this case. I have tried starting as administrator, starting with no add-ons. I have gone through and removed all unused applications on my system. I have a good security suite (Computer Associates) and I run Reg Cure fairly frequently. The computers are Dell Inspiron D530's with 2 Gb RAM. If I could, I would simply re-install IE8, but as I understand the instructions, I have to re-install Windows 7 which involves my buying extra disk drives to get the necessary storage to save my setup and then reinstalling all non-windows apps after reloading the data(?????) All I really need IE for is for several of my apps which default to IE for automatic functions such as updates and license checks. It is a lot of work for a small but critical part of my setup. How do I go about getting IE 8 running again?