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IE8 Won't Install

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by John the Ugly 1, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. John the Ugly 1

    John the Ugly 1 Flightless Bird

    I'm using a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Vista Home Pro, 32 bit.

    I uninstalled IE8 via Control Panel and now want it back. I downloaded it
    from Microsoft but when trying to install I get a dialog box that says "setup
    cannot install Explorer because it has detected a more recent version on my
    system". What's more recent than IE8?

    Using Start Button I typed in Internet Explorer and all it shows is 2 items
    with that name: a folder with only a weird picture of IE8 and a folder for
    quick launch of my other browsers that doesn't contain Explorer.

    I hope to resolve this but either way my next system will be Apple, I'm
    tired of spending all my time cleaning up malware.
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi f'Ugly 1,

    You only have a few days left, so you may as well make the most of it.

    ref:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...r/thread/065f8c64-473f-4d80-8215-8042ff3bc914


    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
    Windows Vista, but only for Service Pack 2 (SP2). This support, originally
    scheduled to end 26 November 2009, has been extended but will end on 26
    February 2010. Availability of chat or e-mail support differs depending on
    your geographic location. Some issues may require more advanced support for
    which there is a charge. Go to
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?prid=13014&gprid=582034 &
    select appropriate category (i.e., Download issue; Installation issue;
    Issues after you install a service pack).
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update
    Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for
    Microsoft

    Regards.

    "John the Ugly 1" <John the Ugly 1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:B8A9FFCF-9ECA-4A5A-BF75-206D8D198BF7@microsoft.com...
    > I'm using a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Vista Home Pro, 32 bit.
    >
    > I uninstalled IE8 via Control Panel and now want it back. I downloaded it
    > from Microsoft but when trying to install I get a dialog box that says
    > "setup
    > cannot install Explorer because it has detected a more recent version on
    > my
    > system". What's more recent than IE8?
    >
    > Using Start Button I typed in Internet Explorer and all it shows is 2
    > items
    > with that name: a folder with only a weird picture of IE8 and a folder
    > for
    > quick launch of my other browsers that doesn't contain Explorer.
    >
    > I hope to resolve this but either way my next system will be Apple, I'm
    > tired of spending all my time cleaning up malware.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > I uninstalled IE8 via Control Panel and now want it back.

    You may have removed access to IE(8) "via Control Panel" but I'd doubt you
    uninstalled it.

    Try re-enabling access to IE (turning IE back on):
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Turn-Windows-features-on-or-off


    John the Ugly 1 wrote:
    > I'm using a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Vista Home Pro, 32 bit.
    >
    > I uninstalled IE8 via Control Panel and now want it back. I downloaded it
    > from Microsoft but when trying to install I get a dialog box that says
    > "setup cannot install Explorer because it has detected a more recent
    > version on my system". What's more recent than IE8?
    >
    > Using Start Button I typed in Internet Explorer and all it shows is 2
    > items
    > with that name: a folder with only a weird picture of IE8 and a folder
    > for
    > quick launch of my other browsers that doesn't contain Explorer.
    >
    > I hope to resolve this but either way my next system will be Apple, I'm
    > tired of spending all my time cleaning up malware.
     

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