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Uninstalled IE 8 in Windows 7

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October 26, 2009 11:10:18 PM

I accidentally uninstalled Windows 8 and can't find it to re-install - even on MS site... How can I get it back? I am using Windows 7.

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a c 215 $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
October 26, 2009 11:40:04 PM

Go to Programs and Features under Control Panel and click on Turn Windows features on or off. Check the box for Internet Explorer 8.
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October 26, 2009 11:51:47 PM

I did that and it still is not there after rebooting both times...
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a b $ Windows 7
October 27, 2009 6:41:40 AM

Or maybe view it as a blessing in disguise and use Firefox instead..?
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October 27, 2009 9:35:23 AM

Herr_Koos said:
Or maybe view it as a blessing in disguise and use Firefox instead..?

^-- +1

Just make sure to uninstall IE 7 too. :lol: 

You will come across sites not quite so FireFox friendly, but I only do it every 6 months or so...
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a b * Windows 8
October 27, 2009 11:47:13 AM

IE 8 is perfectly fine is used properly...
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October 28, 2009 4:45:37 AM

It is...
But even by default, it's too bloated for me.

I'm tempted to set FF as the default browser on my fathers lappy though... it wouldn't make a difference to him, but just because I use it enough.
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October 28, 2009 9:16:47 AM

The_Prophecy said:
IE 8 is perfectly fine is used properly...


Yeesss, probably true.... But I made the switch back when IE6 was the awful reality of my daily browsing, and haven't looked back since. The ONLY reason for me to hang on to IE8 would be its out-of-the-box integration with Windows 7 and Aero, but Firefox 3.6 takes care of that. On XP, there's no contest. Firefox by a country mile.
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October 28, 2009 2:33:21 PM

Never really had an issue with IE; despite its reputation. I definately don't recall IE6 being bad at all. With IE 8, some pages don't display quite the way they should... for instance when you log in on this forum site, the button text is all screwed up.
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