Cannot reproduce here.
Can you confirm that you were able to reach & use Windows Update website
before you installed IE8?
Is Automatic Updates enabled?
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 IE8?
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)?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
Occasional user wrote:
> I downloaded IE8 last night and installed it. When I tried to run Windows
> Update, I found I needed to download an ActiveX module to run it.
> Unfortunately, there was no "yellow bar" for downloading the ActiveX
> so I checked the two suggestions for dealing with the problem: one
> I log off and log back on an Administrator account and try again (which
> didn't work), while the other told me to go to Microsoft (Windows) Update
> and download the module--making an infinite loop! How do I allow the
> module to appear so I can download it--is there some setting on IE8 that I
> can change to allow ActiveX downloads?