IE8 wont open on XP SP3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had IE7 installed on XP SP3 and I removed it even though it warned me it may affect programs installed prior to the installation. I then tired to install IE8. Now IE8 won't open and if I try to remove it I get a blue screen.

    I have read that I should remove SP3 first then remove IE8 then reinstall IE7 on some forum but SP3 is not available in the list of installed programs . I have re-registered dlls to try to get it to work and also reinstalled SP3 etc. but to no avail and I need to have some version of IE for a certain online app that I require. Can anybody guide me as to what I could do, short of re-installing windows?

    Any help greatly appreciated!

    • Edited by T-Novo Friday, October 19, 2012 10:08 AM
    Friday, October 19, 2012 10:07 AM

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  • I do not remember it exactly, but when I want to return back, I have to remove at least one other update. Read messages carefully.



    Friday, October 19, 2012 8:28 PM
  • Thanks for the info Milos, any idea which update I need to remove?
    Saturday, October 20, 2012 1:53 PM
  • Hi there.


      There is nothing to remove !

    Don't you already have ths SP3 installed ?

    Please , thake a look at this link and try to install IE8 directly from Microsoft Update ( and not Windows Update) .



    Don't forget to restart your system when needed.


    PS : sorry , but this is  only the "French" link :


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    • Edited by Loukiana Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:52 PM PS
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:57 AM
  • Hi, 

    Try installing this, 


    Let me know how you get on, 

    If you are having trouble uninstalling IE 8, use REVO uninstaller, it does dig deep into the registry though so use it at your own risk!!


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    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:04 PM