Internet Explorer 8

  mike40 10:58 09 Jan 2010


Internet Explorer 8 will not let me open links in PC advisor website and others. I have tried disabling all add ons but it persists. I am using windows 7 and tried to download IE8 from Microsoft website but it states it is not compatible with this operating system. Although I am the administrator it will not let me run sfc /scannow. Any ideas how to address this would be appreciated

Many thanks

  Technotiger 11:06 09 Jan 2010

Try again, but in Safe Mode!

  Technotiger 11:06 09 Jan 2010

PS - meaning, sfc ...

  mike40 12:47 09 Jan 2010

Hi Technotiger

Just done that. It found no faults and the problem still exist. Have you anymore suggestions. As I said in my first post I tried to download IE 8 again from the wedsite thinking I could reload it but it wouldn't download. I am starting to think it was not a good idea to upgrade as I have several problems.

Many thanks

  Ventad 12:51 09 Jan 2010

When I had that problem (vista though) I opened ie8/tools/internet options/advanced tab/and clicked RESET at bottom

  User-1229748 12:52 09 Jan 2010

with several problems i think i would be tempted to do a full could try a reset of internet explorer 8 by going tools-internet options-advanced-reset

  User-1229748 12:53 09 Jan 2010


  Technotiger 13:00 09 Jan 2010

I would suggest that you forget IE, un-install it and it might auto-revert to IE7 - at least it does in XP, and get Firefox instead. I have both Firefox and IE7, but use Firefox as my main browser.

  mike40 13:06 09 Jan 2010

Hi smackheadz

I have tried that but it keeps telling me close all open programs which I have done but it will not reset.

That is the trouble with windows 7 you cannot unistall IE8. As a last resort I may re run the windows program and opt for an upgrade which I understand does not destroy your data.
I am beginning to think it was a bad move upgrading to win7 as I have had all sorts of problems and my computer is not all that old nor are any of my programs.

  mike40 13:08 09 Jan 2010

Sorry I forgot add - I have Firefox which works fine so to save a load more grief I my just use that and ignore IE

  Technotiger 13:11 09 Jan 2010

Fair enough, I am staying with XP now, and for the foreseeable future.

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