replace Internet Explorer 9 with IE8 on Windows 7

July 31, 2013 at 11:54:06
Specs: Windows 7 32-bit
I uninstalled IE10 in updates. I now have IE9 but also need to uninstall that. Can't find it anywhere. I need IE8 browser as the end result.

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#1
July 31, 2013 at 13:37:47
Did you look in Control Panel > Programs and Features (make updates visible)?

If you never ever had IE8 it could prove tricky.

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#2
July 31, 2013 at 20:02:57
Here's the download page: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...

Out of curiosity, why do you need IE 8? Perhaps there is something we can help you with in a newer version. You might even consider a different web browser all together such as Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Palemoon (based on Firefox), or Chromium (which Chrome is based on). Many even provide a portable version, which makes testing for one you like easier.

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#3
July 31, 2013 at 21:15:33
Are there versions of Windows 7 that don't install IE 8
by default?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
July 31, 2013 at 22:21:53
Doubtful. IE8 was released 3 months before Windows 7, is the default for pre-SP1 installations, and was built to work with Windows XP. Of the 6 main editions, the only one I'm not sure about is Home Basic, which is used in developing markets. There were plans to release a special edition without IE to get around antitrust issues in Europe, but I believe they were nixed.

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#5
August 1, 2013 at 05:56:45
Thanks for all your ideas. I need IE8 for a certain application we need to use. My Manager ran a tool of some sort. I still need to find out what it was. It sounds like some of your answers worked. I did look in the updates in Control Panel. That is where I could not find IE9 anywhere. Sounds like the registry fix would have worked also. Linda

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#6
August 1, 2013 at 06:56:34
Glad to hear it's sorted. If you do find out what the fix was please give a quick summary on here.

Thanks.

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