|it may be integrated into sp3, in that case, the only way you can remove it is to uninstall sp3, then uninstall IE8 and it will revert to IE7 if you had it installed.|
I have had no trouble getting rid of SP3 and using SP2 and IE7.
If you decide to uninstall SP3, make sure to stop that critical update, as well as the IE one and then you can set it back to automatic.
I do that on quite a few repairs in my shop. But that is all up to you.
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