[Crossposted to IE General, IE Beta, and Windows Update newsgroups]
Repeated (7, as of this reply) posts in various newsgroups isn't going to
help as the web-based access to these newsgroups had been FUBAR since 23
Dec-08. Did you not notice that your first couple of posts were never seen
via the web-based interface?
Reposting for the third time (but G-d only knows if & when you'll see it):
1. Uninstall Vista SP2 Beta & reboot twice.
2. Uninstall 'Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2' & reboot twice.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> i have vista hp sp2 and i installed ie8 and want to go back to ie 7. i
> going through remove programs/uninstall updates and ie 8 is not there. any
> other ideas???