Internet Explorer 8 won't work

  RD9 12:28 17 Jun 2009
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Have just accepted Windows update for Internet Explorer 8 and now Internet Explorer won't work. I get the message 'Internet Explorer 8 has encountered a problem and needs to close.' I have tried restoring my machine but haven't been able to. I am running Windows XP. I can open emails and I can get onto my web based game World of Warcraft.
Would appreciate some advice - am not very technical.

  rawprawn 12:54 17 Jun 2009

Go into Add and remove programs and uninstall IE 8. It will revert back to IE 7.

  RD9 13:16 17 Jun 2009

Thanks a lot rawprawn - sorted - very grateful. Do you know why IE 8 caused problems?

  T I M B O 13:22 17 Jun 2009

Once you have removed this IE 8, then go to click here and make sure that you hide that IE 8 from updating in the future.

  RD9 13:30 17 Jun 2009

Thanks for the advice TIMBO. I don't have Microsoft Update because I don't want to be pestered with updates for other Microsoft products. I just have automatic updates for Windows XP. Certainly won't be accepting IE 8 in future.

  rawprawn 13:34 17 Jun 2009

Glad that you are sorted,I had problems at first with IE 8. click here
See if what I did is of use to you.

  RD9 14:20 17 Jun 2009

Thanks for the tip rawprawn - will try it later - just glad to have the internet back for the moment.

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