aftering installing IE8, there's no icon for it

Posted on 2011-04-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I just installed IE8 and after restarting the PC, there's no icon for it.  Not in startup menu, not on desktop, no where. If I click on start and then there's an icon for "internet", and that just takes me to the IE options menu, but there's no icon for the browser.

I've even installed it like 3 times and still teh same thing.
Question by:afacts
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    Accepted Solution

    Can you go to Start --> Run and type in iexplore -->  Enter to bring up IE?

    Author Comment

    yes, it started bringing it up that way.
    I did a search for it, and it says it's in:  C:\windows\ie8\iexplore.exe
    but when I created a shortcut to that, it start IE6, which I uninstalled, so how can I create a shortcut to Ie8?
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Brian Gee
    As a workaround, you can manually create the shortcut(s) by going to:

    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer

    Right-click on iexplore.exe and Create Shortcut and then move that shortcut anywhere you need it (renaming it accordingly as well).

    Author Comment

    Well, happened is, I went to add/remove programs and then update windows components, I enabled Internet explorer, and then IE8 showed up, so something, it tied in with the system.
     Thanks for your help.

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