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Download internet explorer 8 for windows 7 32 bit

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November 15, 2012 7:22:57 PM

I want to used Internet Explorer 8 on windows-7 32 bit sysytem and am having trouble finding a link to it. If someone can help please send me the link so I can down load it or any suggestions you may have. Thanks Bob
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November 15, 2012 7:26:57 PM

IE 8 is built-in to Windows 7. If you've installed the IE9 update then all you need to do is uninstall IE9 via 'Control Panel->Programs and Features', select 'View installed updates' in the left column, then locate the entry for 'Internet Explorer 9', right-click on it and choose 'Uninstall'. Your system will be reverted to IE8 at that point.
November 23, 2012 6:23:37 PM

Hi, different guy here with a similar need... sorry if this question is too basic... so I uninstalled IE9, and now I have nothing, no icon... so how do I find/run IE8?

I searched C drive for iexplore.exe... found dozens (???), clicked on one, and it tries to "set up IE9".

please let a noob know: once IE9 is uninstalled, how would I run IE8?

thanks for any help,

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November 23, 2012 9:33:09 PM

So I d/l an IE8 setup .exe for XP... and when I try to install, I get the message:

"Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on this operating system"

...which is annoying, since it CAME with IE8 originally. I upgraded to 9, then uninstalled 9... but where did 8 go?

Something's gone wrong, obviously... I would like to know if there is somewhere I could obtain IE 8 specifically for Win7... not the XP version, or the Vista version (I can find those...)
December 1, 2012 7:50:49 PM

Very similar story as HarrySpider and previous comment, except with a twist:

IE 9 was not listed in the Programs / Uninstall list. I had to luckily find a a related link "Turn Windows features on or off". Once I unchecked the IE9 box, I found that the Start button links to both 32 and 64 bit IE9's were gone. Neither of 8 or 9 are listed in the Uninstall list.

Now, I can't find IE9 or 8 anywhere on the PC and I can't find a version of IE8 to download anywhere.

Would be much obliged if someone could point me to a link for IE8 Windows 7 edition.

December 2, 2012 1:30:34 AM

I had several other issues, so I did a "repair install". It didn't fix everything, but it returned IE8

I eventually did a complete "clean install" to get ALL problems fixed. And the PC now runs amazingly well, without all the extra things I never needed...

good luck!