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aftering installing IE8, there's no icon for it

Posted on 2011-04-18
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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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Tom Beck earned 1000 total points
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Can you go to Start --> Run and type in iexplore -->  Enter to bring up IE?

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ID: 35419466
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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by:Brian Gee
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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).

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ID: 35420164
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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