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How can I reinstall IE 8 for windows 7 ? (WORKAROUND - SOLVED)

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  • As the title asks, How can I reinstall IE 8 for windows 7 ?

    I am having the issue where "Open in new tab" or "open in new window" does not work.....

    Anyone know of a fix for it? Or how to reinstall IE 8 as it WAS working when i initially installed windows 7.

    Thanx

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Update....

    I found that if you make a shortcut to IE 8 on your desktop, right click the shortcut and select "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR" itll open your browser and then "Open new tab" and "open in new window" issue resolved.

    NOTE, any browser shortcuts you already have made or MAKE, for example dragging the title bar to your desktop to make a shortcut to a webpage, will open in the OLD browser link and therefore open in new tab and open in new window will not work.

    Hope this helps...

    Oh yea...You can then UNPIN IE 8 from the taskbar...then right click the shortcut on desk and select PIN TO TASKBAR, in essence replacing the non working shortcut etc.


    Sure hope they release a fix soon....
    • Edited by BanditoCI5 Sunday, June 28, 2009 4:32 PM
    Sunday, June 28, 2009 4:05 PM

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  • As the title asks, How can I reinstall IE 8 for windows 7 ?

    I am having the issue where "Open in new tab" or "open in new window" does not work.....

    Anyone know of a fix for it? Or how to reinstall IE 8 as it WAS working when i initially installed windows 7.

    Thanx

    Go to Control Panel\Programs and Features\Turn Windows features on or off. Uncheck Internet Explorer 8, click OK and reboot. You will be not have Internet Explorer installed then. Go to Windows features again and check Internet Explorer 8, reboot. Now you will have Internet Explorer installed again.
    Sunday, June 28, 2009 4:30 PM

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  • As the title asks, How can I reinstall IE 8 for windows 7 ?

    I am having the issue where "Open in new tab" or "open in new window" does not work.....

    Anyone know of a fix for it? Or how to reinstall IE 8 as it WAS working when i initially installed windows 7.

    Thanx

    Go to Control Panel\Programs and Features\Turn Windows features on or off. Uncheck Internet Explorer 8, click OK and reboot. You will be not have Internet Explorer installed then. Go to Windows features again and check Internet Explorer 8, reboot. Now you will have Internet Explorer installed again.
    Sunday, June 28, 2009 4:30 PM
  • As the title asks, How can I reinstall IE 8 for windows 7 ?

    I am having the issue where "Open in new tab" or "open in new window" does not work.....

    Anyone know of a fix for it? Or how to reinstall IE 8 as it WAS working when i initially installed windows 7.

    Thanx

    Go to Control Panel\Programs and Features\Turn Windows features on or off. Uncheck Internet Explorer 8, click OK and reboot. You will be not have Internet Explorer installed then. Go to Windows features again and check Internet Explorer 8, reboot. Now you will have Internet Explorer installed again.

    Thank you for that intel Arseny Kravchenko
    Sunday, June 28, 2009 4:33 PM
  • BTW, reinstalling IE 8 DID'NT help....same issue..had to use the "RUN AS ADMIN" workaround, and it STILL makes shortcuts you made not work to open in new tab/window etc.

    CRY:
    Sunday, June 28, 2009 4:47 PM
  • Hi BanditoC15

    What happens when you run IE 8.0 with no add-ons? Click the Start button>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Internet explorer (No Add-ons). If IE 8.0 opens without the need to run as administrator then one of the add-ons is causing the problem. I had the same problem whereby whenever I tried to open IE 8.0 it simply wouldn't work; however when I right clicked on the Icon and choose 'run as administrator' IE 8.0 opened perfectly. By systematicallt disabling and re-enabling the listed add-ons (making sure you disable the add-on, try to open IE and then, if it still doesn't work, re-enabling the add-on) I was able to locate the problem. In my case Sophos anti virus's web content scanner.


    John Barnett MVP: Windows XP Associate Expert: Windows Desktop Experience: Web: http://www.winuser.co.uk; Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org; Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org;
    Sunday, June 28, 2009 8:47 PM
  • John -

    That was pretty much the same thing I asked him in his other thread.

    Added from previous thread:

    BanditoCIS - Do you have any add-ons installed on IE8? Some may not be playing well with it yet. You can try running IE8 without add-ons by clicking on the Start Orb | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet Explorer (No Add-ons). If that doesn't cure the problem - you can also try a reset of IE8 by opening IE 8, press the ALT key, click on Tools | Internet Options. Select the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button at the bottom of the box.

    As far as your registration code - you mean the product key that you were given when you downloaded the OS? If that's the case, you can go into the Start Menu, Accessories | System Tools and click the Activation link there. It will prompt you to enter your product key and walk you through the activation process.
    Monday, June 29, 2009 12:10 AM
  • John -

    That was pretty much the same thing I asked him in his other thread on this subject...

    Hi Wolfie

    Sorry, but that other thread was removed as a reported duplicate. I will add the text from that other thread to your reply here.

    Regards,


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Forum Moderator
    Monday, June 29, 2009 12:30 AM
  • Do you have any add-ons installed on IE8? Some may not be playing well with it yet. You can try running IE8 without add-ons by clicking on the Start Orb | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet Explorer (No Add-ons). If that doesn't cure the problem - you can also try a reset of IE8 by opening IE 8, press the ALT key, click on Tools | Internet Options. Select the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button at the bottom of the box.

    I tried your suggestion and still same deal....open in new tab and new window still does not work with no addons running.
    Monday, June 29, 2009 4:32 PM
  • BanditoCI5 -

    Ok.. And have you tried a reset?
    Monday, June 29, 2009 11:02 PM
  • Uninstalling IE8..rebooting....and reinstalling is that what you mean?..if so..yes
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:27 AM
  • Bandito -

    No.. A reset goes as follows:

    1.) Open IE 8
    2.) Press the ALT key
    3.) Click Tools | Internet Options
    4.) Click on the Advanced tab
    5.) Click the big button at the bottom that says "RESET..." on it and follow the prompts.

    This will (as the name on the button suggests) reset IE to it's default state. All plug-ins will be removed, passwords saved will need to be reentered, etc.. But there's also a chance it will fix the problem you're having.
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 4:35 AM
  • Please do not do the Run as Admin as a workaround.  When you do, take notice at the bottom of the IE window.  See how it says Protected Mode is off?  That means anything any website wants to do, it can.  It has full control over your computer.  And not only that, but it has full Administrator control over your computer -- because you are runing every website with your administrative privilidges.

    Here's how to fix your problem without running IE as an admin:

    1.) Open IE 8
    2.) Press the ALT key
    3.) Click Tools | Internet Options
    4.) Click on the Advanced tab
    5.) Click the big button at the bottom that says "RESET..." on it and follow the prompts.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 4:41 AM
  • No good...still same issues !!

    My GOD this is frustrating, especially since thats the way I browse using "open in new tab"....GRRR!
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:16 PM
  • Bandito -

    Ack.. That's no good.

    About the only thing left would be an "in place upgrade" - where you insert the Win 7 RC DVD into your drive, and run an upgrade to the OS. It will reset the OS to it's default parameters without wiping out your apps and data. The only downside, you'll need to activate again and you'll need to do a Windows update again.
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:38 PM
  • Ok, heres the deal....

    I have tried all the suggestions so far, including

      *Running Internet Explorer WITHOUT addons running
      *Reseting Internet Explorer settings
      *Reinstalling Internet Explorer
      *Running a file I found online that supposedly reregisters the .dll files, file is named ie8-rereg.cmd located here
    http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=artikel&cat=42&id=133&artlang=en
      * and finally MANUALLY downloading the .dll files from http://www.dll-files.com/ , starting in safe mode and manually trying to register the .dll files

    And here are the results....

    *Running Internet Explorer WITHOUT addons running
    Did NOT work, still same thing, I get a CONNECTING message on the new tab when I try to "Open in new tab" and when I try to "Open in new window" nothing happens.

    I have also noticed that SOME links when normally clicked do NOT do anything either, I have to right click "copy shortcut" open a new window and paste the link.

    *Reseting Internet Explorer settings
    Did NOT work, still same thing

    *Reinstalling Internet Explorer
    Did NOT work, still same thing, had to rest all my settings and homepage as a result..lol

    *Running a file I found online that supposedly reregisters the .dll files
    When running this file, normally AND "running as admin" I get this error
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a267/swgsucks/IE8_Errors/error1.gif?t=1246421214 
    For some reason it says I dont have permission to reregister the files...even though I DID try running the file as admin...

    *MANUALLY downloading and registering the .dll files
    I manually downloaded these .dll files from http://www.dll-files.com/
      *urlmon.dll
      *actxprxy.dll
      *shdocvw.dll
      *mshtml.dll
      *browseui.dll
      *jscript.dll
      *vbscript.dll
      *oleaut32.dll

    Started windows in safe mode (with networking)
    Copied the /dll files to a directory named C:\dll
    Opened a command prompt
    Changed directories to C:\dll ( cd C:\dll )
    and the proceeded to TRY to register each .dll one at a time...

    And here are the results of each file.....
      *regsvr32 urlmon.dll (Succeded)
      *regsvr32 actxprxy.dll (Succeded)
      *regsvr32 shdocvw.dll (*FAILED) <---
      *regsvr32 mshtml.dll (*FAILED) <---
      *regsvr32 browseui.dll (*FAILED) <---
          Each of the privious files that failed ( <--- ) to register, I got this error message
          http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a267/swgsucks/IE8_Errors/error2.gif?t=1246421326
      *regsvr32 jscript.dll (Succeded)
      *regsvr32 vbscript.dll (Succeded)
      *regsvr32 oleaut32.dll (*FAILED)
           oleaut32.dll failed with THIS error message
           http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a267/swgsucks/IE8_Errors/error3.gif?t=1246421360


    So, as you can see...I think I am at the end of my rope as far as things to try to fix this issue....

      HOWEVER, I am thinking after researching the entire web that what might be the cause of this issue is McAfee Antivirus, more specifically McAfee Security Center v9.11.100 and the fact that it is using a popup blocker to stop popups...and thus the NEW TAB and NEW WINDOW in IE8 is being treated as if they WERE popups. And McAfee not allowing them to open.
      But I CANNOT figure out how to disable the popup blocker feature in McAfee Security Center, anyone know how ?

    And there ya have it...a clear and concise breakdown of where I am at with this ongoing STUPIDITY !

    And and ALL further help is GREATLY appreciated as I am about to pull out what hair I DO have left..lol

    Thanks guys
    Wednesday, July 01, 2009 4:29 AM
  • I did that and it did not work. I srill do not have IE8.  Now what?
    Monday, July 20, 2009 1:10 AM
  • Might there be a way to modify the registry so a downloaded package of IE8 for vista could be installed on windows 7?
    Monday, July 20, 2009 4:16 AM
  • I am having the exact same problem.  Bandito, have you found a resolution yet?
    Saturday, August 29, 2009 10:39 PM
  • Actually no I never found out what to do to fix the issue...HOWEVER, I guess they must have released a windows update patch that resolved the issue...atleast for me....or should I say that just all of a sudden things started working for me again..lol

    Maybe i just got lucky?...dunno....either way, it wont hurt for you to do your windows updates..... :o)

    good luck people, I for one was VERY annoyed by that issue !
    Saturday, August 29, 2009 11:16 PM
  • Already updated and no luck.  I have spent hours trying to resolve this.  I think I am just going to reinstall the OS.

    Sunday, August 30, 2009 12:15 AM
  • Hmm..yea...sorry brother..I wish I knew what I did or should I say...what CHANGED on my computer to fix it on my OS. But I dont have a clue.

    I DO KNOW your pain though....As I stated earlier in the thread..My primary way of navigating the web is always "Open in new tab" and I tend to always have a shitton of tabs open at any given moment....I prefer the ability to easily go back a step or 2 without having to reload the pages.

    So yea...I can sympathize with you.


    Wish ya the best of luck.......
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 8:23 AM
  • Luckily, my new strategy is to create images of a fresh OS installation with and without apps using Macrium Reflect.  I was up and running in about 30 minutes and IE8 now works at it should.

    Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:06 PM
  • I have the same strategy but I use an expanded install.wim file and replace files from this.

    Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:12 PM
  • I'm having the same exact problem.  I have 2 pcs both running Windows 7 Ultimate, both have the latest windows updates, only 1 machine is having problems.
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 5:45 PM
  • It is sometime since this thread was started.  I have the same problem. One computer is OK.  the other is not and will not open links etc.
    Has anybody come with the correct answer.  I have tried all the suggestions listed without success

    Many thanks
    Monday, January 11, 2010 4:23 PM

  • I have 2 versions of IE in Windows 7.
    A 32 bit version and a 64 bit version.
    Check the Start/All Programs.
    The 64 bit version does not have a problem opening in New Tab or New Window.
    The 32 bit version does have a problem with both types of opening.

     

    Thursday, January 21, 2010 4:08 PM
  • I have the same problem.  IE 64bit works fine except there is no flash player and certain websites won't work in 64bit mode.  In 32bit IE I have to copy the link and past it into a 64bit running IE to get to where I need to be. 

    It is drivng me crazy.  I am generally happy with Windows 7 but this IE explorer issue really cuts into my efficiency.

    I am wondering if this has to do anything with the preloaded Dell software.  This was a brand new computer from Dell and the problem started right out of the box.

    Saturday, February 20, 2010 4:55 PM
  • Best thing to do:

    Install either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

    :D
    Monday, March 01, 2010 5:32 PM
  • Does that fix the 'Open in a new tab' problem in IE?
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 12:08 PM
  • I have had the same problem since about a month after starting to use Win7, 64 bit. IE8 would not open a link in a new tab or a new window, whether scripted or using the right click menu. One of the web sites I had to use for work would not work correctly in Chrome or FireFox, so I was frustrated and stuck!

    After reading the discussion above, I discovered that my Win7 has two versions of IE8 - a 32 bit and a 64 bit. There are separate shortcuts in the All Programs list. The 64 bit version of IE8 does NOT have the problem with opening links in a new tab or a new window. Hurrah.... I think.

    Monday, July 05, 2010 5:55 PM
  • I have the same Issue with IE8 on Windows 7 x64. If I use IE8 x32 mode I have all these issues with new tabs, but with admin rights the new tabs works fine. IE8 x64 doesnt have issues with new tabs, connecting, hung up, etc...
    • Proposed as answer by Minizv Sunday, August 29, 2010 5:06 AM
    Monday, August 16, 2010 1:14 PM
  • I've run into a situation where I may have broken IE.  I made some customizations via the Windows IEAK, and now we're experiencing some anomalies.  I've tried to uninstall the changes I've made by running msiexec /x and the MSI it created but that doesn't seem to help.

    This brings me to why I'm here:  I want to uninstall and reinstall IE.  I've not been able to find a Windows 7 compatible IE8 download so I was looking for other options.  I stumbled upon this post which has given me hope.

    1. When you do the uninstall/reinstall, where does it reinstall IE8 from?
    2. Is it possible for the core IE8 setup files to become corrupt?
    3. Is this process basically the same as a IE8 on a fresh installation of Win 7?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, September 01, 2010 12:59 PM
  • I've run into a situation where I may have broken IE.  I made some customizations via the Windows IEAK, and now we're experiencing some anomalies.  I've tried to uninstall the changes I've made by running msiexec /x and the MSI it created but that doesn't seem to help.

    This brings me to why I'm here:  I want to uninstall and reinstall IE.  I've not been able to find a Windows 7 compatible IE8 download so I was looking for other options.  I stumbled upon this post which has given me hope.

    1. When you do the uninstall/reinstall, where does it reinstall IE8 from?
    2. Is it possible for the core IE8 setup files to become corrupt?
    3. Is this process basically the same as a IE8 on a fresh installation of Win 7?

    Thanks


    Hi

    1. All of the integrated components in Windows 7, such as IE8 are installed directly from the C:\Windows\Winsxs folder. This folder contains the complete Windows 7 installation files.

    2. Because of the way that Winsxs is designed, it is very unlikely that these files will become corrupt.

    3. Yes. After IE8 is uninstalled using the Turn Windows features on or off component in Control Panel, reinstalling IE8 will completely replace the files.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Wednesday, September 01, 2010 2:08 PM
  • Hiya,

     

    1) All of the install files are on the dvd. I can't install windows from winsxs.

     

    2) The dll cache in xp and 2000 was smaller and better than the winsxs because file protection did not rely on acl ____ or the trusted installer.

     

    3) When you turn on and off features like ie only some of the critical files are removed like iexplore.exe but the rest stay where they are. 

     

    Wednesday, September 01, 2010 6:10 PM
  • Hiya,

     

    1) All of the install files are on the dvd. I can't install windows from winsxs.

     

    2) The dll cache in xp and 2000 was smaller and better than the winsxs because file protection did not rely on acl ____ or the trusted installer.

     

    3) When you turn on and off features like ie only some of the critical files are removed like iexplore.exe but the rest stay where they are. 

     


    Hi Defcon 1

    Just to clarify.

    The Winsxs folder is much more than just the relatively small dll cache. It also contains the complete Servicing component and it does contain the entire installation files for Windows 7. It also replaces the relatively large i386 folder that contained all of the installation files for XP. This folder was present on most OEM XP installs. 

    When you add a program from the Turn windows features on or off, Windows simply creates hard links, or copies the needed files, that are contained in the Winsxs folder.

    The installation files in the Winsxs folder are also used when you run utilities, such as SFC /SCANNOW to replace corrupted system files.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Wednesday, September 01, 2010 8:06 PM
  • Hi Ronnie,

    WINSXS is 2.8 GB wheras i386 was found on OEM installs which was about 500mb and was a perk provided by OEMs so those could be transferred to CD for a slimmer install to avoid OEM extras. You can always delete thosew when finished. Like you said the DLL cache was indeed smaller.

    I could not make a Win 7  DVD from the WINSXS which from what I can tell does not contain anything that can be made into installable media as was the i386 left conveniantly for those who wanted to make a barebones OS. Only the from syspreping the image and PE is it possible with Windows 7.

    Thursday, September 02, 2010 6:48 AM
  • Hi Defcon 1

    I never said anything about the ability to create an installation disk, those were your words?

    I was simply responding to JuliusPIV who wanted to know about reinstalling IE8.

    I responded to your statements, because you seemed to be confused about the WinSxS component.

    Regards,

    Thank You for using Windows 7


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:22 AM
  • Hi Ron,

    Thanks for clarifying this. I think you have explained the winsxs very well all things considered and from your position. I was only pointing several things out which were not entirely pertainent in regards to winsxs just the fact that I am sceptical about some of it's merits although you have responded in kind to the OP's original topic.

    Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:41 AM
  • Bandito -

    No.. A reset goes as follows:

    1.) Open IE 8
    2.) Press the ALT key
    3.) Click Tools | Internet Options
    4.) Click on the Advanced tab
    5.) Click the big button at the bottom that says "RESET..." on it and follow the prompts.

    This will (as the name on the button suggests) reset IE to it's default state. All plug-ins will be removed, passwords saved will need to be reentered, etc.. But there's also a chance it will fix the problem you're having.


    Been having a net access issue for over a week & could not track the problem dowm.  At 1st, thought it was the modem/router, but had those checked out & all ok. about to pull hair out as all rigs on the lan had the same problem, but thought of posting on here.  Before I could, it came up with several threads.

    Read this one & thought wth, it's worth a try.  It worked, so many thanks.  You guys are great.

    Tuesday, September 07, 2010 11:18 AM
  • (Yet another late comer.)  NOT SOLVED as far as I can tell from reading the thread.  There looks to be two solutions:

    1. Run 64 bit version of iNet Explorer (I tried this and it did work for me), or

    2. Run 32 bit version as Admin (I tried this and it didn't work for me).

    BUT the real problem is that (under x64 bit Win7) running 32 bit iNet Explorer "suddenly" starts failing to open new tabs or windows from the same instance.  I can manually open a tab and then cut & paste a link from search page results, BUT right clicking and selecting "Open in a new tab" causes the new tab to open but to never connect.

    Using 64 bit iNet is a work around, EXCEPT that Adobe Flash (and who knows what others) doesn't work with it; only the 32 bit version.  So this workaround is unacceptable.

    I'm guessing that my messing with the registry triggered the problem.  So the question to me is

    "How can I reset ALL iNet Explorer registry settings to original values AND restore any deleted keys?"

    And yes, I can use Chrome, and am doing so.  But I want to fix what was broken.  BTW, I installed Beta iNet 9 and that didn't solve the problem either.  The problem also extends across ALL the userids on my machine.  Yes this could be dlls, but I'm inclined to think it points to registry issues.  So, thoughts?  Help?

    Update: For the nonce I've switched to Chrome--I can't stomach the "upgrade in place" approach as I've reinstalled everything from scratch once already.  (Including all the downloaded updates.  Ugh.)

    However, on re-reading the thread, it occurs to me that I've changed the owner on almost all my C: drive files TO Administrator.  No doubt a mistake, but I'm constantly fighting permissions and UAC...is there something special about "Trusted Installer" ownership I should know?  Did anyone else mess with their permissions prior to the occurence of the problem?

    I also like the idea of an over zealous pop-up blocker.  But the only add-ins I've got running (and I tried w/o add-ins) are from Adobe, and their disabled...

     

     


    the worm
    • Edited by erhm Thursday, September 30, 2010 4:51 PM Update
    Sunday, September 26, 2010 9:47 PM
  • This is EXACTLY the problem I have had for months.  It is infuriating.  And you can't even set the 64-bit version as the default.  I have tried several suggested solutions and none of them have helped at all.  The ONLY workaround I have found is Firefox.  And I was not messing around with the registry when it started.
    Wednesday, October 06, 2010 6:14 PM
  • It is now Jan 2011 and I have the same problem,  issue where "Open in new tab" or "open in new window" does not work.....  Is anyone looking into the root cause of why this happens?  Obviously it is not an isolated issue.

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 10:30 PM
  • BGW2: Unfortunately I have not made much progress on my end.  I decided to take a different approach and instead of building an IE customization package via IEAK I successfully integrated them via GPO.  Much easier and cleaner IMHO.

    Having said that however I still have two users with a very similar issue.  Since its unique to these two individuals, and not the several dozens of other people who are on the same image, I'm inclined to believe its user specific.  It just so happens they both have a common application installed thats (a) not compatible with Windows 7 and (b) loads an IE add-in.

    Is this on a fresh install of Windows 7?
    Did it ever work normally?
    Did it the loss in functionality seem to coincide with a software installation or uninstallation?  What about a Windows system/configuration change?

    I assume you've already tried uninstalling IE and reinstalling IE, yes?

    Monday, January 24, 2011 4:02 AM

  • Ok, heres the deal....

    I have tried all the suggestions so far, including

      *Running Internet Explorer WITHOUT addons running
      *Reseting Internet Explorer settings
      *Reinstalling Internet Explorer
      *Running a file I found online that supposedly reregisters the .dll files, file is named ie8-rereg.cmd located here
    http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=artikel&cat=42&id=133&artlang=en
      * and finally MANUALLY downloading the .dll files from http://www.dll-files.com/ , starting in safe mode and manually trying to register the .dll files

    And here are the results....

    *Running Internet Explorer WITHOUT addons running
    Did NOT work, still same thing, I get a CONNECTING message on the new tab when I try to "Open in new tab" and when I try to "Open in new window" nothing happens.

    I have also noticed that SOME links when normally clicked do NOT do anything either, I have to right click "copy shortcut" open a new window and paste the link.

    *Reseting Internet Explorer settings
    Did NOT work, still same thing

    *Reinstalling Internet Explorer
    Did NOT work, still same thing, had to rest all my settings and homepage as a result..lol

    *Running a file I found online that supposedly reregisters the .dll files
    When running this file, normally AND "running as admin" I get this error
    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a267/swgsucks/IE8_Errors/error1.gif?t=1246421214 
    For some reason it says I dont have permission to reregister the files...even though I DID try running the file as admin...

    *MANUALLY downloading and registering the .dll files
    I manually downloaded these .dll files from http://www.dll-files.com/
      *urlmon.dll
      *actxprxy.dll
      *shdocvw.dll
      *mshtml.dll
      *browseui.dll
      *jscript.dll
      *vbscript.dll
      *oleaut32.dll

    Started windows in safe mode (with networking)
    Copied the /dll files to a directory named C:\dll
    Opened a command prompt
    Changed directories to C:\dll ( cd C:\dll )
    and the proceeded to TRY to register each .dll one at a time...

    And here are the results of each file.....
      *regsvr32 urlmon.dll (Succeded)
      *regsvr32 actxprxy.dll (Succeded)
      *regsvr32 shdocvw.dll (*FAILED) <---
      *regsvr32 mshtml.dll (*FAILED) <---
      *regsvr32 browseui.dll (*FAILED) <---
          Each of the privious files that failed ( <--- ) to register, I got this error message
          http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a267/swgsucks/IE8_Errors/error2.gif?t=1246421326
      *regsvr32 jscript.dll (Succeded)
      *regsvr32 vbscript.dll (Succeded)
      *regsvr32 oleaut32.dll (*FAILED)
           oleaut32.dll failed with THIS error message
           http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a267/swgsucks/IE8_Errors/error3.gif?t=1246421360


    So, as you can see...I think I am at the end of my rope as far as things to try to fix this issue....

      HOWEVER, I am thinking after researching the entire web that what might be the cause of this issue is McAfee Antivirus, more specifically McAfee Security Center v9.11.100 and the fact that it is using a popup blocker to stop popups...and thus the NEW TAB and NEW WINDOW in IE8 is being treated as if they WERE popups. And McAfee not allowing them to open.
      But I CANNOT figure out how to disable the popup blocker feature in McAfee Security Center, anyone know how ?

    And there ya have it...a clear and concise breakdown of where I am at with this ongoing STUPIDITY !

    And and ALL further help is GREATLY appreciated as I am about to pull out what hair I DO have left..lol

    Thanks guys
    I think you were right on with it being a McAfee issue.  I was reading through this threat and saw you put that there.  I downloaded and ran MCPR.exe (McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool) from this site http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe and it fixed this issue!  Hope this helps someone in the future.
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:39 PM
  • when i use this method. i find the programs registry entrys are indeed remove but the ie program is still in ..\program files\internet explorer(protected by WRP of course). so you can't delete them. if you try and re-install ie8 or 9. all you get is a message telling you you already have ie8 so you can't install the new version. i should not have to re-install windows 7 on a machine that serves 6 other computers. just for a friggin' browser.
    hello
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:23 PM
  • I'm having a different problem with IE, but some of the suggestions here could be helpful. I am unable to run IE8 in any mode, as admin, etc. When I try to uninstall it as suggested above, no windows components show up in the popup box, so I cannot uninstall it. That, in itself, is curious. This wouldn't be a problem cuz IE9 is now out, but I have not been able to install it. Apparently, Win7 sp1 needs to be installed and I'm holding off that for awhile till all the bugs get worked out.

    Any suggs would be appreciated.

    Greg

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 12:03 AM
  • Bump
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:05 PM
  • I'm having a different problem with IE, but some of the suggestions here could be helpful.etc. When I try to uninstall it as suggested above, no windows components show up in the popup box, so I cannot uninstall it.

    Check this:

    The "Windows Features" dialog box is empty in Windows 7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931712


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    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:25 PM
  • Thnx Andre. I looked at both methods and neither will work for me. If I use scannow, I'll have to update everything all over again and I have bandwidth quotas. System Restore would work, but I'd lose a month or more of settings, etc. which I don't want to do either. Guess I'll just wait till I get the go ahead to install sp1. Thnx again.
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:27 PM
  • Wow, old thread but the issue remains.

    I'm running Win7-64 and have this same issue.  I'm able to make it a little better by disabling Protected Mode, but it's still an issue.

    I am not running McAfee, as was mentioned as a possible cause of the issue in a previous post.

    I have the issue in both 32 an 64 bit IE.

    The inability to open tabs is also acompanied by IE becoming unresponsive when trying to move between different zones.

    I have reset IE to default and have all updates applied.

    My next step will be to check if this is isolated to my profile or is system wide.  I'll post back after that test.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 5:24 PM
  • OK, this has to be one of the oddest issues I've solved.

    The solution for me was to stop using Synergy as a server on my Windows 7 box.  Synergy is an application that allows me to share one keyboard nad mouse between multiple systems.  I find it difficult to believe that the others in this thread were using synergy too, but for what it's worth, that was the fix for me.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:27 PM
  • I don't have ie8 on this list? Once I'm in Turn Windows on or off...
    Tuesday, May 08, 2012 3:02 PM
  • Go to Control Panel\Programs and Features\Turn Windows features on or off. Uncheck Internet Explorer 8, click OK and reboot. You will be not have Internet Explorer installed then. Go to Windows features again and check Internet Explorer 8, reboot. Now you will have Internet Explorer installed again.

    When I went to Turn Windows features on or off, Internet Explorer 8 wasn't listed 9 was there instead. So if this happens where do I go from this point to get IE8 re-installed?

    Thanks

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 5:02 PM
  • There is not a fix. My IE-9-32 bit stopped working. I paid them $100 for one year of support and they did a

    Windows 7 repair reinstall which fixed the issue till it becomes corrupted again.

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:55 PM