Solved internet explorer 8 uninstall

January 13, 2015 at 13:16:49
Specs: Windows 7
ie 8 is on my pc and will not update so i want to delete it and start again. It has been like it for months. How do I do start again? Note:- ie 8 does not appear in my control panel programs list.

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#1
January 13, 2015 at 14:57:55
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How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?
http://www.wikihow.com/Uninstall-In...

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#2
January 13, 2015 at 16:31:30
Darren
If you uninstall IE8 it will revert back to the previous version (if there was one).

Have you tried IE reset instead?: IE Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset button. See if it will then update.

What exactly happens when you try to update it to a later browser? Have you tried getting the later browser download and Saving it as a file (rather than running it)?
You can get IE11 as a full file here:
http://filehippo.com/download_inter...
Then double click the saved download file to install.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
January 13, 2015 at 16:42:36
Make sure you read this entire article before uninstalling IE8.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/...

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#4
January 14, 2015 at 12:10:41
Hi,
I have tried the method as described at deoimedo and it does not work. It actually says I have IE 10 but my browser properties says it is IE8. I assume something did not load properly.

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#5
January 14, 2015 at 12:21:38
KB2670838. It seems that this knowledge base item (platform update) is a pre-requisite and this will not install. I assume this is why IE11 will not install.

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#6
January 14, 2015 at 12:43:28
What does Windows updates offer when you go there?
http://www.techtalkz.com/windows-7/...


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#8
January 14, 2015 at 15:47:29
Just thinking aloud but wondered if installing this update (and the associated ones on the same page) might kick things into shape. It might be that much of it has already installed over the years in dribs and drabs. It says it is OK on non-enterprise computers:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/277...

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#9
January 16, 2015 at 07:25:26
Windows updates are giving me the updates, but they will not load. I just get am error message after it fails. I have tried all the suggested solution from Microsoft, but none work. I just get back to not being able to load 2670838. I haven't tried the suggestion from #8, but am a bit reluctant as some people seem to have issues with this.

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#10
January 16, 2015 at 07:34:59
I just want to be sure that whether this is a "download" issue or an "install" issue.

I see you tried all the suggestions bar the one at #8. When you downloaded IE11 as a file, did the file even arrive or did it fail before that - if so were there any error messages. If the file did arrive, when you double clicked it what happened - any error messages?

One other thing we should try. Go here and download the ADWCleaner file:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue button near top).
Save the file instead of running it. Double click the saved file and run the Scan. Let us know if you have any difficulties on the way (it should be easy) with error messages, if any. If the Scan finds anything please paste the log on here.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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