In the first place, my apologies if I have posted this question in the wrong place. I cannot find another category which seems to be more appropriate, I'm afraid.
I have trawled through all the IE8 problems on Computing.net & whilst some are similar to my own I do not seem to have found a solution that works for me.
I have tried for some time to update from IE6 to IE8 without success. I have even tried to update from IE6 to IE7 with the same result! Each time the download (from Microsoft's official site) completes - apparently successfully - but after the PC re-boots and the desktop appears, clicking on the Internet Explorer icon produces something of a webpage for just a few seconds, after which it closes down. I wonder if anyone out there has experienced similar difficulties and would be kind enough to help me solve this problem?