[crosspost to IE General]
Go to Windows Update | select CUSTOM & scan | Restore hidden updates.
That being said, my personal recommendations include:
=> Install IE8 manually, not via Windows Update/Automatic Updates!! =>
NB: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it. When you're prepared
to install IE8, double-click on the saved file.
=> Uninstall all third-party toolbars (e.g., Google; Yahoo; Windows Live)
and third-party Windows Themes before installing IE8.
=> Close all open applications (i.e., anything with a taskbar icon) before
installing or uninstalling IE8.
=> I would strongly recommend disabling your anti-virus application and any
anti-spyware application's "system protections" (other than Defender's)
before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade. If you're running a
third-party firewall, I would recommend disabling it and then enabling the
Windows Firewall before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade.
=> Create a Restore Point manually before installing IE8. [Do NOT use
System Restore to remove/uninstall IE8; instead, see
. Then use the Restore Point prior to
reinstalling IE8 per these recommendations. Norton users will need to see
=> Reboot twice after installing or uninstalling IE8, then check-in at
Windows Update and install any critical security updates offered.
=> For best chance of success with IE8, make certain that your anti-virus
application version, any anti-spyware applications (other than Defender),
and your third-party firewall (if any) are supported in IE8 before you
decide install it.
No-charge support for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage
(only) is available via the phone based on your locale through 31 December
2009. Customers must be running Windows XP or Windows Vista in a non-domain
=> US & CA Residents: 1-866-234-6020
=> Other locales: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...px?&prid=13043
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to install IE8?
> After installing XP, I update the window, and reject to install IE8 for
> asking any more. At this moment, I would like to install IE8, but when I
> update window, IE8 is no more an option for installation, and I can only
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to enable any window feature?
> so I can install IE8 on window update?
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions