Ah, there's more to the story, I see.
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed and/or uninstalled IE8 *Beta*?
Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
(e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
NOTE: Use beta software at your own risk; it is intended for testing and
evaluation purposes only. Do not install beta software on your primary
computer or production environment.
Source: Windows Update, bottom of Change Settings page.
IE7 FAVORITES INOPERABLE wrote:
> Nothing happens when I try to save favorites. Literally "nothing" ... it
> saves no where.
> Same result when I try to view previously saved favorites.
> This happened when I tried installing IE8, then uninstalled it for
> functionality issues. All my favorites in IE7 disappeared as did the
> function of saving, adding or viewing favorites.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> You cannot reinstall IE7 in Vista (nor is IE7 the problem).
>> What happens when you try to save a favorite? ...when you try to "view
>> previously saved favorites"?
>> Did you change the location of the Favorites folder, perhaps?
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>> IE7 FAVORITES INOPERABLE wrote:
>>> New computer running on WVista Home Premium 64-bit. Working fine for a
>>> and now it is impossible to add favorites, view previously saved
>>> favorites/bookmarks. Not having much luck finding a relevant posting in
>>> Knowledge Base.
>>> If I need to reinstall IE7 .... how can I do that with the OS already
>>> pre-installed on the computer and no disks?