cant find IE8 to open

July 3, 2010 at 04:57:19
Specs: Windows XP
The internet explorer icon disappeared from my computer, I downloaded IE8 again, and it's still not here. (IE is in program files, but nothing in there to open the browser).

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#1
July 3, 2010 at 05:27:10
So many choices it is unbelievable.

Double click on the programme file and it will open.

Right click on the programme file, select Send To then select Decktop.

Icons on the desktop are a convenience. They are not essential for running any application.

Stuart


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#2
July 3, 2010 at 06:12:50
I think you misunderstood me. I did a search for iexplore and three files came up with extensions that I couldn't open. Then I searched for hidden files, and the explorer icon appeared, and it opened to my home page. but when I tried to go to another webpage, it opened it in Firefox.

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#3
July 3, 2010 at 06:29:07
In that case you need to make Internet Explorer your default browser because at the moment it is Firebox.

Stuart


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#4
July 3, 2010 at 06:33:20
because firefox is my default browser shouldn't mean that when I try and open a webpage in explorer it bounces over to firefox.

this problem seemed to begin when a friend opened up Windows messenger on my computer. the next time I booted the computer up, his messenger account was running wild. I tried to uninstall messenger, but for some reason didn't have that option, so I just deleted the program. Or so I thought. Messenger has stayed on the computer, although it doesn't come up now when I boot up, and Explorer disappeared.


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#5
July 3, 2010 at 06:44:50
Do you have the quick launch toolbar showing next to the start button? If not, right click on Start then click Properties...click the Taskbar tab. Make sure the boxes are checked next to the following (uncheck any others), then click Apply:

- Keep Taskbar on top
- Show Quick Launch
- Show the clock

Once quick launch is visible, move your mouse pointer to the right side of it until it changes to a 2-headed arrow...click the left mouse button & hold it, then drag the quick launch border to the right until all the icons are exposed.


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#6
July 3, 2010 at 06:50:15
"because firefox is my default browser shouldn't mean that when I try and open a webpage in explorer it bounces over to firefox"

Of course not, if you click the IE icon it will open IE, but you *should* get a popup message telling you that IE is not the default & asking if you want to make it the default (unless you've already clicked "don't show me this again")


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#7
July 3, 2010 at 06:55:30
BTW, to remove Windows Messenger, go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, then click on "Add/Remove Windows Components" on the left side of the window. When the Component Wizard pops up, scroll to the bottom of the list & uncheck the box next to Windows Messenger, then click Next, then Finish.

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#8
July 3, 2010 at 06:57:37
The quick launch wasn't showing, and now it is, but IE isn't there. IE is hidden for some reason, except for the shortcut I was able to place on my desktop.

No popup message. IE opens fine to my home page, but, as I wrote earlier, when I type in another webpage, it opens it, but in Firefox, regardless of if Firefox is open or not.


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#9
July 3, 2010 at 06:58:46
I did that with the Add/remove Windows Components, and it says messenger has 0 bites. It doesnt do anything when I try to remove it there.

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#10
July 3, 2010 at 07:02:10
I've gotta ask...why did you install IE8 in the 1st place? Roll back to IE7 or try this:

Internet Explorer 8 is too slow


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#11
July 3, 2010 at 07:07:05
I go to a webpage where sometimes I like to use two different log ins and need to be a different browser to do that.

I also just like to keep up with an alternative to firefox


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