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IE8 desktop shortcut--when clicked---created two new IE8 browsers, not one.

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How do I get it to only create only one IE8 Browser whne I click on it?
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Question by:bark1
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by:war1
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Hello bark1,

Single click on the shortcut, not double-click.

If no joy, the IE shortcut may be corrupt.  Create another shortcut from IE exe file in Program Files.

Hope this helps!
war1
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by:bark1
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Hi war1
Ok, I deleted my desktop IE8 shortcut.
Next I went to IE8 folder and and sent new shortcut to desktop.
Single-clicking the new shortcut still gives me two new browsers.
Any other ideas?
Thanks.
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by:bark1
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Neither suggestion above fixed the problem.
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bark1, you may have a corrupt install of IE8.

1. Reset IE settings.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced.  Click on "Reset" button. Click OK. Close all browsers. Reboot the computer.

2. If no joy, an addon may be interfering with IE. I know you just install IE8, but some addons come with IE8, and one could be interfering. Disable Addons.  Go to Tools > Add-on Manager, and uncheck the addons.

If you cannot open IE, start IE without addons.  Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No add-ons).

3. Check if a program running in the background is interfering with Internet Explorer. Temporarily disable antivirus and other security programs, firewall, toolbars such as Google and Yahoo, and desktop programs such as MSN and Google.

4. Make sure you have the latest Windows updates.

5. If using Windows XP, uninstall and reinstall IE8.  If you cannot find Internet Explorer 8 in Add or Remove Programs, click Start, click Run, type %windir%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then press ENTER.

Note: %windir% is the location of your Windows directory, which can usually be found at C:\Windows. To do this, you need to have "view hidden folders" enabled.

6. Create a new user account in Windows.
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