IE8 error: No such interface supported

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium upgrade...
January 24, 2010 at 23:26:40
Specs: Windows 7, Various/Various
I just ran the upgrade copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and upgraded from Windows XP. After many other problems, I seem to have come to a hault at this one. Whenever I run IE8, any time I click a link that activates a Javascript popup, and most of the time when I try to click something for download, nothing happens. When I check the scripting errors, I get the message "No such interface supported". There is very little info on this problem showing up in Google SPECIFICALLY for Windows 7. I've tried registering the .dll files that I get suggestions for, but most of them fail to register even after I take ownership of them. I've turned IE8 off and back on (since you can't just reinstall it). Its driving me nuts; how do I fix this?

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#1
January 25, 2010 at 00:07:00
Have you tried other browsers?

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#2
January 25, 2010 at 00:13:21
Yes, I'm using Firefox right now. I could just switch browsers, but I HATE hunting all over the place to find my favorites in the "Bookmarks" menu.

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#3
January 25, 2010 at 00:26:30
Try installing latest java?

also when you say you've tried re-installing IE8 again - im
assuming you've downloaded it from MS site and ran that
installer or just tried to do a re-install from programs and
features?


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#4
January 25, 2010 at 00:29:57
I can't find an IE8 installer for Windows 7. Microsoft provides one for Vista, but it won't install on 7. The only way I can really "reinstall" it is to use 7's ability to "turn it off" and "turn it back on".

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#5
February 1, 2010 at 08:01:11
Did you find a way to fix this. I have the same issue.

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#6
February 1, 2010 at 09:45:07
Yes, I did fix it. The only way I could find to do it was to just re-install Windows 7 completely.

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#7
February 1, 2010 at 10:33:37
Did you originally install over the top of WinXP? If so, that is not the MSoft recommended method.

MSoft recommends a clean install.


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#8
February 1, 2010 at 10:36:40
Kind of....both? I used the recommended Microsoft upgrade method that formatted the HDD and was therefore supposed to be a clean install. However, it is an upgrade copy of Windows.

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#9
February 1, 2010 at 10:43:09
That would be a clean install.

I haven't installed IE8 because I don't even use IE at all. That said, many have had issues with IE8. You may want to consider rolling back to 7.


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#10
February 1, 2010 at 23:44:23
I'm not even sure if IE7 can be installed on Windows 7. However, since I reinstalled EVERYTHING, I'm not having any issues. The first time I installed IE8 on XP after it came out, there were a few issues then but after reinstalling IE8 was bug-free then as well.

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#11
February 5, 2010 at 10:26:45
Windows 7 comes with two versions of IE8, 32bit and 64bit. So far, 64bit is not proving to be compatible with all websites, which is probably why they included both versions. If you only have one desktop icon for IE, Go to the Start 'Orb' and programs, and you should find the other one there. Make a new shortcut for the 32bit version and see if that helps.

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#12
February 5, 2010 at 13:09:43
Windows 7 comes with IE7 bundled. I am running it and keep getting nag screens to update to IE8 even though I hid that update. I use FF.

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#13
February 5, 2010 at 15:30:00
I installed from an OEM System Builder's pack (one pack) 64bit home premium (new computer I built) and it was shipped with IE8 in both 32bit and 64bit (I just checked version numbers on programs on hard drive).
I generally use Firefox also, but there are times that IE is useful, so I have tried it. The 32bit works about like it always has but they are borrowing more ideas from Firefox than before. The 64bit 'screams' fast when I open most pages, but when I tried some, they don't load or find errors. I guess MS had to get the 64bit version in millions of computers before websites will bother supporting it.
Firefox still handles tabs better, and I like the fact that when I open a new blank tab, it is ready for me to type in the address bar, IE still tells you there was a problem loading a page, and you have to click on the address bar before typing.
ADDED:
Also you have to download a separate copy of Acrobat Reader and Java for each copy of internet explorer separately (32bit and 64bit), see instructions on their respective websites.

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#14
February 5, 2010 at 15:48:29
Fingers

Mine must be because it was the first release. I bought Vista with a free upgrade to Windows7 Ultimate 32 bit.


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#15
February 5, 2010 at 21:37:53
Has to be. While not a true 'later edition', it probably was polished up better, has a few more drivers, etc. I like it.

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