Uninstalling your outdated version of Google (Desktop) Toolbar would have
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
My personal recommendations include:
=> Install IE8 manually, not via Windows Update/Automatic Updates!!
=> 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.
=> For best chance of success with IE8, make certain that your anti-virus
application, any anti-spyware applications (other than Defender), and your
third-party firewall (if any) are supported in IE8 Final before you decide
Those with IE7- and/or IE8-specific questions or comments can post to and
seek support in IE General newsgroup:
On the web:
In your newsreader:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I have Vista and have installed the update for IE8 (I always manually
> when notified). However, as soon as it is installed, DEP (?) closes IE
> down. I have tried switching off DEP by following blindly the help
> instructions, same thing happens. I have reverted to IE7 and am reluctant
> to try IE8 again but I assume I shouldn't stay on IE7 for evermore. Any
> ideas please?