Re: IE8 Refuses to Launch
Yes indeed. Thanks very much for sharing your solution.
I for one did not answer your question because I have not seen the issue
The next question to ask is Why?
It sounds like that you leave Windows Automatic Updates turned off?
(idiopathic = Unknown pathogen/cause)
"Macrules" <Macrules@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I found the solution, finally
> I booted the compuetr in safe mode, and started IE8
> it ran through the setup wizard, i finshed that and rebooted
> in normal mode, voila! it worked
> Hope this info can help someone else
> "Macrules" wrote:
>> running XP SP3-fully updated with all MS Updates (except IE8)
>> running IE6. Norton AV. Disabled MS Firewall.
>> (English XP Pro with Swedish MUI)
>> Installing IE8 works fine, but i get the message that "IE8 was installed
>> without updates, restart and choose update to get the latest updates." i
>> restart, fine,
>> but when i doubleclick IE icon, it doesnt launch, tried different links
>> etc but
>> application refuses to launch. (MS Update wont launch either)
>> Tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail
>> tried also resetting IE6 but no success
>> Uninstalled Norton AV, tried again, no luck
>> uninstalled again, installed IE7, updated it fully
>> IE7 works like a treat
>> Reset setting in IE7, and install IE8, still no success
>> The application refuses to launch, it doesnt even come up in Taskmanager
>> (tried installing both english and swedish versions of IE8, but same
>> (same problem with Mozilla Firefox, if that helps)
>> please help, would like to avoid having to format/reinstall whole
>> but require IE8