Hi, I have sound but no volume icon in the taskbar, trying to fix but the sndvol.exe file seems to be missing from system since installing windows 8, goddamn it, what's the point in an upgrade if it means losing random stuff and spending half a day trying to fix!? Grr!
Is "Place volume icon in the taskbar" checked off in Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel? If it is, try to uninstall and re-install the sound device.
And I think you mean Internet Explorer 8 not "windows 8", unless you installed Windows 7, in which case you posted in the wrong forum and then the issue would be "Do you have Win 7 drivers for your system"?
Usually upgrade problems are caused by not checking the hardware and software compatability with something.