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installed IE8 but I can't get it to work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by calicocat, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. calicocat

    calicocat Flightless Bird

    When I first got my netbook, I got rid of internet explorer because I 'never'
    use it. (Generally, I prefer Firefox and Opera. Not a good move, I know now.)
    However, I have downloaded it again but I can't seem to get it to run. It
    seemed to install fine, the computer restarted. A window popped up asking if
    i wanted to use express update or custom update (I chose custom), it all
    seemed to be in order. But now I can't find even the ''e'' icon to open it
    up! I don't know where to look or how to get IE8 running!... grr... I tried
    to 'search' through my program files for 'internet explorer' and for 'ie8'
    and had no luck. I am running Windows XP HE2002 SP3 with Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    (if that makes a difference... though I haven't had any trouble with any
    other downloaded programs...). Any help or advice would be muchly
    appreciated! I am thoroughly frustrated!
     
  2. Peter

    Peter Flightless Bird

    calicocat wrote:
    > When I first got my netbook, I got rid of internet explorer because I 'never'
    > use it. (Generally, I prefer Firefox and Opera. Not a good move, I know now.)
    > However, I have downloaded it again but I can't seem to get it to run. It
    > seemed to install fine, the computer restarted. A window popped up asking if
    > i wanted to use express update or custom update (I chose custom), it all
    > seemed to be in order. But now I can't find even the ''e'' icon to open it
    > up! I don't know where to look or how to get IE8 running!... grr... I tried
    > to 'search' through my program files for 'internet explorer' and for 'ie8'
    > and had no luck. I am running Windows XP HE2002 SP3 with Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    > (if that makes a difference... though I haven't had any trouble with any
    > other downloaded programs...). Any help or advice would be muchly
    > appreciated! I am thoroughly frustrated!
    >


    Search for iexplore.exe. It should be here:

    "C:/Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

    --
    Peter
     
  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    calicocat wrote:
    > When I first got my netbook, I got rid of internet explorer because I 'never'
    > use it. (Generally, I prefer Firefox and Opera. Not a good move, I know now.)
    > However, I have downloaded it again but I can't seem to get it to run. It
    > seemed to install fine, the computer restarted. A window popped up asking if
    > i wanted to use express update or custom update (I chose custom), it all
    > seemed to be in order. But now I can't find even the ''e'' icon to open it
    > up! I don't know where to look or how to get IE8 running!... grr... I tried
    > to 'search' through my program files for 'internet explorer' and for 'ie8'
    > and had no luck. I am running Windows XP HE2002 SP3 with Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    > (if that makes a difference... though I haven't had any trouble with any
    > other downloaded programs...). Any help or advice would be muchly
    > appreciated! I am thoroughly frustrated!


    Look for iexplore.

    Right-click, hover over "Send To", click "Desktop (create shortcut)".

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    calicocat wrote:
    > When I first got my netbook, I got rid of internet explorer because I
    > 'never' use it. (Generally, I prefer Firefox and Opera. Not a good
    > move, I know now.) However, I have downloaded it again but I can't
    > seem to get it to run. It seemed to install fine, the computer
    > restarted. A window popped up asking if i wanted to use express
    > update or custom update (I chose custom), it all seemed to be in
    > order. But now I can't find even the ''e'' icon to open it up! I
    > don't know where to look or how to get IE8 running!... grr... I tried
    > to 'search' through my program files for 'internet explorer' and for
    > 'ie8' and had no luck. I am running Windows XP HE2002 SP3 with
    > Kaspersky Anti-Virus (if that makes a difference... though I haven't
    > had any trouble with any other downloaded programs...). Any help or
    > advice would be muchly appreciated! I am thoroughly frustrated!


    Since IE is a deeply interwined part of XP, how exactly did you "get
    rid" of it?!

    Assuming there is no damage, all you need to do is run the .reg file
    (Line 408, right column) from Kelly's website:

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    For some kooky reason, SP3 gets rid of the uesful special IE desktop
    icon. The above fix places it back.

    If you would rather do this on your own, manually:

    1. Click Start, Run.

    2. Type regedit.exe.

    3. Navigate to the following registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel
    (wrapped for easy reading)

    Note: If HideDesktopIcons and NewStartPanel do not exist, create new
    registry keys for them.

    4. In the right hand pane, double-click
    {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} key.

    If the registry value name does not exist, create a new DWORD value and
    name it as {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}

    5. Enter dword value data as 0 to enable the Internet Explorer icon on
    the Desktop.

    For users who are using Classic Start Menu, replace NewStartPanel with
    ClassicStartMenu instead so that the registry key location is as follow:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\
    Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu (wrapped for easy reading)

    Other steps are exactly the same with the above. Refresh the desktop
    after change to display the IE desktop icon (just right-click on an
    empty space on the desktop and select Refresh).

    (the above from:
    http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/res...rnet-explorer-desktop-icon-in-windows-xp-sp3/ )

    Also, see:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945402
     
  5. Ǝиçεl

    Ǝиçεl Flightless Bird

    calicocat,


    RepoÑt problems and check for solutions automatically
    <http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/fba7e7c3-2aec-46e4-9a32-968aa620f35b1033.mspx>

    I don't know if this can in some way apply in your case, Doesn't hurt to try
    the link
    <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/gp/pc_ie_v8intro>


    I hope this post is helpful.


    Let us know how it works ºut.
    -=-

    "calicocat" wrote:

    > When I first got my netbook, I got rid of internet explorer because I 'never'
    > use it. (Generally, I prefer Firefox and Opera. Not a good move, I know now.)
    > However, I have downloaded it again but I can't seem to get it to run. It
    > seemed to install fine, the computer restarted. A window popped up asking if
    > i wanted to use express update or custom update (I chose custom), it all
    > seemed to be in order. But now I can't find even the ''e'' icon to open it
    > up! I don't know where to look or how to get IE8 running!... grr... I tried
    > to 'search' through my program files for 'internet explorer' and for 'ie8'
    > and had no luck. I am running Windows XP HE2002 SP3 with Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    > (if that makes a difference... though I haven't had any trouble with any
    > other downloaded programs...). Any help or advice would be muchly
    > appreciated! I am thoroughly frustrated!
    >
     

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