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Loaded IE9; it did not work; removed UPDATE for IE9 as advertised; now IE8 does not work; cannot find out how to RELOAD IE8 or fix it RRS feed

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  • Removed IE9 from the CP/Programs/updates and IE 8is erratic. A screen flashes on, then off, and then "...cannot load this page..." appears. I then use Foxfire and page loads perfectly. I have searched high and low for reinstalling IE 8, but none can be found. One M/S site said that it would load IE 8; I took it; and finally after download, the statement "Thanks for downloading IE 9 appeared. What do I do?
    Friday, April 8, 2011 2:41 PM

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  • What do I do?


    Always disclose your OS when you want help for one thing.   ; }

    E.g. if W7 try using its  Troubleshooters for IE  and see what they say/do?

    In general, if you have removed IE9 you should have gone back to the original IE support.  If IE was not your default browser when you installed IE9 you may have gone back to an incompletely registered IE.  Try re-registering IE as your default browser, e.g. using Default Programs, Set program access and...  Note that you must go through the whole set of steps to do a re-registration, e.g. just checking that IE appeared to be your default browser would not do anything different.  Also, it may help to elevate the Control Panel that you are doing that from.


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Friday, April 8, 2011 3:04 PM