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Installed ie8 successfully, but there is no icon to start it up!

Downloaded ie8 xp (sp3) RC1
went through installation, restart, but there is no icon on the desktop to start it, no item in the start bar, not even in C:program files. What is up?

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  • chrsityarpit Apr 13, 2009

    i installed ie8, but when i restart my computer there was no icon on my desktop.

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Do a search for Iexplore.exe thru the search function in your start menu. If it finds the program, right click on the icon to send to desktop (create shortcut). That should take care of the issue.

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IE 8 not coming after installation

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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    Stephen Greer Sep 21, 2010

    You can create an icon on the desktop, but the new download of IE8 still does not launch. If you click on the new icon, or if you go to Windows/IE8/iexplorer.exe and try to launch directly you only get the hour-glass pointer for a seconds or so and then nothing! Sp what do you really need to do?

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I want to know on how to uninstall IE8 on my computer i am running a windows XP service pack 3. I just want to install a fresh copy of IE8 . . . . .


Hi josephc_agni,

You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 8 if it is set as not removable. This occurs if you install Internet Explorer 8 before you install Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows XP. If this scenario applies to you, then you must uninstall SP3 before you can uninstall Internet Explorer 8.

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:
  1. Close all programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. In the list of currently installed programs, click Windows Internet Explorer 8, and then click Remove.

    NOTE: If Windows Internet Explorer 8 does not appear in the list of installed updates, try the alternative step given below.
  5. Follow the instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
  6. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.
ALTERNATIVE STEP:

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:
  1. Carefully select and then copy the following command: %windir%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type Cmd.exe, and then press ENTER.
  4. Right-click inside the Cmd.exe window, and then click Paste to paste the command that you copied in step 1.
  5. Press ENTER to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
  6. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.

Dec 05, 2010 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Cannot add accelerators to IE8. XP-SP3. I select


1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).

Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
IE8 in all OSS]
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed IE8?

4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

Aug 01, 2010 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Ie8 didnt download properly ,now i cant un install ,tried system restore but its still there ,cannot remove either .would be grateful of any advice


Hi, Please do the following:
  1. Click on Start button
  2. Click on Control Panel
  3. Click Add/or Remove Programs icon
  4. Click on Change/Remove Programs
  5. Select the ie8 to uninstall it.
Ensure that the ie8 is properly downloaded from the www.microsoft.com website with proper legal licensing (it is very important that your internet explorer is a legal copy and not a pirated one).
After you download the installer, re-install. It should work this time.
THanks & Best Wishes

Dec 19, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Ie8 failed to install with xp sp3


Try reinstalling SP3. But, you may need to disable your anti-virus software, first.

Jun 14, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Won't install without error message


Excerpt from: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/01/26/upgrading-to-internet-explorer-8-release-candidate-1.aspx

There is 1 update required when running IE8 RC1 on multi-core XPSP2 x86 computers:
KB932823 or KB946501.
This update resolves a problem in which an access violation occurs when an application exists on a Windows XP SP2-based multi-core computer. It will be installed automatically if you select “Install the latest updates” option in Setup Wizard. If this update fails to install successfully, IE8 installation will be blocked until you manually install this update from Microsoft Download Center.
So see if you can do a manual install of this update. There are a number of other suggestions in the above link that might also help.

Good Luck!

May 22, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Can not get on to my remote accrss since downloading ie8


Hi


Uninstall the IE8 and then your Remote internet would start working

How uninstall IE8

For XP
Start -control Pannel -add/remove programs - Check Mark View Install updates
find IE8 and uninstall IE8

For Vista
Start -control Pannel -Programs and Features -Left hand Top Coner View installed Updates
Uninstall IE8

Hussain .B

May 18, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Internet Explorer is erratic. more info, 2 days ago a automatic down load came through. I let it install Internet Explorer 8 and a .net program. Internet Explorer became very erratic when called it would...


Do you have addons in your IE browser, if so right click on the IE Icon and click start in NO ADDON MODE and see if the behavior stops.
also, the .net framework can cause issues you may want to reinstall the .net 3 update individually and see if your IE settles down.
There are so many things that can cause problems in IE. especially when you update it, seems everytime there are problems.

May 18, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

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Red X in you tube


Are you getting error message that reads " Either you dont have latest Java version or flash to run the videos.

As the problem with the IE 7.0 and IE 8.0 is related to cookies comes from the videos websites.

I would recommend you to rollback the IE to IE 6.0.

For further guidance on rollback, please visit this link:

1. http://www.fixya.com/support/r1126419-unable_run_videos

2. http://www.fixya.com/support/r1133795-all_xp_user_dont_use_ie_7_0_higher

Thanks,
Scott

Apr 27, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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IE 8 Installation Problems


I had the same problem. I had IE7 and installed IE8. IE8 caused a lot of problems, so I used system restore. I was back to IE7 but it was not functioning properly. I had to downgrade to IE6 and then reinstall IE7. Its all back to normal. What a pain

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