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Reinstall IE 8 in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by sethr177, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. sethr177

    sethr177 Flightless Bird

    For months now I cannot use IE 8 in Windows 7 due to rendering issues with
    pages. I've tried "reseting" everything and using compatibility mode with no
    resolve. Is there a way to remove IE 8 in Windows 7 and reinstall it?
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Internet Explorer 8 is part of the Windows 7 operating system, so it
    can't be removed or reinstalled.

    In any case, reinstalling Internet Explorer almost never solves a problem.

    Unfortunately, you haven't provided any details about your "rendering
    issues" so no one can help you with them.

    Experience has shown that practically every problem with a web browser
    (be it Internet Explorer or most other browsers) is caused by one or
    more of:
    1- incompatible add-ons -- determined by running the browser in 'no
    add-ons' mode;
    2- incorrect configuration settings -- resolved by resetting the browser
    to default settings -- in Internet Explorer this accomplished by
    Resetting Internet Explorer Settings (RIES);
    3- malware; and
    4- improper installation (which doesn't apply to your situation.)
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    sethr177 wrote:
    > For months now I cannot use IE 8 in Windows 7 due to rendering issues with
    > pages. I've tried "reseting" everything and using compatibility mode with no
    > resolve. Is there a way to remove IE 8 in Windows 7 and reinstall it?
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:ehqkFl$rKHA.4652@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Internet Explorer 8 is part of the Windows 7 operating system, so it can't
    > be removed or reinstalled.
    >
    > In any case, reinstalling Internet Explorer almost never solves a problem.
    >
    > Unfortunately, you haven't provided any details about your "rendering
    > issues" so no one can help you with them.
    >
    > Experience has shown that practically every problem with a web browser (be
    > it Internet Explorer or most other browsers) is caused by one or more of:
    > 1- incompatible add-ons -- determined by running the browser in 'no
    > add-ons' mode;
    > 2- incorrect configuration settings -- resolved by resetting the browser
    > to default settings -- in Internet Explorer this accomplished by Resetting
    > Internet Explorer Settings (RIES);
    > 3- malware; and
    > 4- improper installation (which doesn't apply to your situation.)
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >



    And after all of that, the page itself can be written poorly. Of course,
    this would mean that some sites work and some don't.

    Almost forgot, IE8 in Windows 7 has a 64-bit operating mode that does not
    work on sites that use Flash. If this is the problem, then use the 32-bit
    version if IE -- Start>Programs, and scroll down the list to Internet
    Explorer. There are two listed, one says (64-bit), use the other one.
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    No.

    What "rendering" issues?

    Tips for solving problems with Internet Explorer (Win7)
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-Internet-Explorer

    IE Performance troubleshooter
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-Internet-Explorer-Performance-troubleshooter

    IE Safety troubleshooter
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-Internet-Explorer-Safety-troubleshooter
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    sethr177 wrote:
    > For months now I cannot use IE 8 in Windows 7 due to rendering issues with
    > pages. I've tried "reseting" everything and using compatibility mode with
    > no resolve. Is there a way to remove IE 8 in Windows 7 and reinstall it?
     
  5. DK

    DK Flightless Bird

    I am having the same problem with IE8 in Windows 7 on sites that use Flash.
    I cannot find the 32-bit version of IE on my computer. How do I install it?



    "Jeff Strickland" wrote:

    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:ehqkFl$rKHA.4652@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > Internet Explorer 8 is part of the Windows 7 operating system, so it can't
    > > be removed or reinstalled.
    > >
    > > In any case, reinstalling Internet Explorer almost never solves a problem.
    > >
    > > Unfortunately, you haven't provided any details about your "rendering
    > > issues" so no one can help you with them.
    > >
    > > Experience has shown that practically every problem with a web browser (be
    > > it Internet Explorer or most other browsers) is caused by one or more of:
    > > 1- incompatible add-ons -- determined by running the browser in 'no
    > > add-ons' mode;
    > > 2- incorrect configuration settings -- resolved by resetting the browser
    > > to default settings -- in Internet Explorer this accomplished by Resetting
    > > Internet Explorer Settings (RIES);
    > > 3- malware; and
    > > 4- improper installation (which doesn't apply to your situation.)
    > > ---
    > > Leonard Grey
    > > Errare humanum est
    > >

    >
    >
    > And after all of that, the page itself can be written poorly. Of course,
    > this would mean that some sites work and some don't.
    >
    > Almost forgot, IE8 in Windows 7 has a 64-bit operating mode that does not
    > work on sites that use Flash. If this is the problem, then use the 32-bit
    > version if IE -- Start>Programs, and scroll down the list to Internet
    > Explorer. There are two listed, one says (64-bit), use the other one.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

  7. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    It's already there.

    START>PROGRAMS, scroll the list to INTERNET EXPLORER, there are two. One is
    shown as Internet Explorer (64-bit), the other one is the 32-bit version.

    You have two PROGRAM FILES folders, one is (x86), this is the holder of the
    32-bit version. Open the folder and find the EXE file and make a shortcut to
    it, then copy the shortcut to the Desktop and the QuickLaunch, if you want
    it there.




    "DK" <DK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:57D1CD13-6300-430D-B7F9-82422D3D1514@microsoft.com...
    >I am having the same problem with IE8 in Windows 7 on sites that use Flash.
    > I cannot find the 32-bit version of IE on my computer. How do I install
    > it?
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jeff Strickland" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:ehqkFl$rKHA.4652@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> > Internet Explorer 8 is part of the Windows 7 operating system, so it
    >> > can't
    >> > be removed or reinstalled.
    >> >
    >> > In any case, reinstalling Internet Explorer almost never solves a
    >> > problem.
    >> >
    >> > Unfortunately, you haven't provided any details about your "rendering
    >> > issues" so no one can help you with them.
    >> >
    >> > Experience has shown that practically every problem with a web browser
    >> > (be
    >> > it Internet Explorer or most other browsers) is caused by one or more
    >> > of:
    >> > 1- incompatible add-ons -- determined by running the browser in 'no
    >> > add-ons' mode;
    >> > 2- incorrect configuration settings -- resolved by resetting the
    >> > browser
    >> > to default settings -- in Internet Explorer this accomplished by
    >> > Resetting
    >> > Internet Explorer Settings (RIES);
    >> > 3- malware; and
    >> > 4- improper installation (which doesn't apply to your situation.)
    >> > ---
    >> > Leonard Grey
    >> > Errare humanum est
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >> And after all of that, the page itself can be written poorly. Of course,
    >> this would mean that some sites work and some don't.
    >>
    >> Almost forgot, IE8 in Windows 7 has a 64-bit operating mode that does not
    >> work on sites that use Flash. If this is the problem, then use the 32-bit
    >> version if IE -- Start>Programs, and scroll down the list to Internet
    >> Explorer. There are two listed, one says (64-bit), use the other one.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  8. cherid615

    cherid615 Flightless Bird

    Ok that is great information..but for a novice I need to know the "how to" so
    that I can use both internet explorer which for some reason I no longer even
    see as a browser option since I installed firefox....I would like to use both
    and was able to up until a day ago....trying to figure out what I did so that
    I can undo it...thanks for your time

    Cheri

    "Jeff Strickland" wrote:

    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:ehqkFl$rKHA.4652@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > Internet Explorer 8 is part of the Windows 7 operating system, so it can't
    > > be removed or reinstalled.
    > >
    > > In any case, reinstalling Internet Explorer almost never solves a problem.
    > >
    > > Unfortunately, you haven't provided any details about your "rendering
    > > issues" so no one can help you with them.
    > >
    > > Experience has shown that practically every problem with a web browser (be
    > > it Internet Explorer or most other browsers) is caused by one or more of:
    > > 1- incompatible add-ons -- determined by running the browser in 'no
    > > add-ons' mode;
    > > 2- incorrect configuration settings -- resolved by resetting the browser
    > > to default settings -- in Internet Explorer this accomplished by Resetting
    > > Internet Explorer Settings (RIES);
    > > 3- malware; and
    > > 4- improper installation (which doesn't apply to your situation.)
    > > ---
    > > Leonard Grey
    > > Errare humanum est
    > >

    >
    >
    > And after all of that, the page itself can be written poorly. Of course,
    > this would mean that some sites work and some don't.
    >
    > Almost forgot, IE8 in Windows 7 has a 64-bit operating mode that does not
    > work on sites that use Flash. If this is the problem, then use the 32-bit
    > version if IE -- Start>Programs, and scroll down the list to Internet
    > Explorer. There are two listed, one says (64-bit), use the other one.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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