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IE8 installer starts automatically. IE8 is already installed.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Stan Hilliard, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Stan Hilliard

    Stan Hilliard Flightless Bird

    I tried to help a neighbor who had filled up the hard drive on her
    2002 HP computer. I uninstalled Arcsoft, which freed up 500MB.

    But during startup an IE8 install wizard starts automatically -- which
    I cancel. When I load IE to access the Internet, [help][about]
    indicates the current version is already IE8. Should I let the
    automatic installer continue?

    Does the attempt of IE8 installer to run automatically mean their is a
    problem?

    Advice will be appreciated,
    Stan Hilliard
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You may be confusing the IE8 "RunOnce" or "Welcome screen" with an attempt
    to (re)install IE8, Stan. See
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/disable-ie8-tour-welcome-screen-runonce-all-users/.

    This phenomenon is usually associated with having failed to disabled all
    realtime protections (i.e., anti-virus; anti-spyware; third-party firewall)
    prior to installing IE8.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Stan Hilliard wrote:
    > I tried to help a neighbor who had filled up the hard drive on her
    > 2002 HP computer. I uninstalled Arcsoft, which freed up 500MB.
    >
    > But during startup an IE8 install wizard starts automatically -- which
    > I cancel. When I load IE to access the Internet, [help][about]
    > indicates the current version is already IE8. Should I let the
    > automatic installer continue?
    >
    > Does the attempt of IE8 installer to run automatically mean their is a
    > problem?
     

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