I forgot to mention some very important information. (from MVP RoBear).
NB: Computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any further critical
security updates, Automatic Updates will cease to function, and Windows
Update website will not be available after 12 April 2010 until SP3 is
You will want to get WinXP SP3 installed before you install IE7 or IE8...
About IE7 & IE8 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
....or if you suspect you may need to do a Repair Install of WinXP (for
How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if a later version of
Internet Explorer is installed:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
"Dora" <Dora@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I have Windows XP Pro, service pack 2. I had IE 6, and I installed IE 8.
> When I rebooted I got three system recovery from serious crash/ blue
> errors. I uninstalled IE 8 and rebooted, and got no more errors.
> Does not IE 8 work on Windows XP, or what's the deal? Or is IE 8 a piece