Installed IE8 on XP, but can't run it.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jerry, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    Even though I mostly use FireFox, sometimes I need IE. I had been using
    7, but decided to update to 8. I assume the installation was
    successful, but I can't be sure. For a big company such as Microsoft
    the installation was oddly uninformative. It did various things that
    took a long time and then asked for a restart which I did. Surprisingly
    it did not create a desktop icon, nor an entry on the start menu. I did
    manage to locate a new version of IExplorer.exe (version
    7.00.6000.17099). When I try to run it nothing happens. I have tried
    to run it via a shortcut that I created. I opened the properties window
    using the shortcut and then used the "find target" option and then right
    clicking on IExplorer.exe and choosing open. One time it opened a help
    file, but mostly it doesn't do anything.

    Even though I am an old guy (72), I have been using computers for over
    fifty years, and was even a professional programmer in the old days, so
    I am not daunted by the computer. However, it has been my experience
    that "new and improved" versions of software while usually new are
    rarely improved. Usually features that neither need nor want are added,
    along with bugs.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Jerry, Sep 22, 2011
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