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Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7

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My client uses Windows 7 and had IE8 preinstalled. After an automatic update his browser was updated to IE9. He want's to downgrade to IE8. How?
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David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
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windows update / installed updates / search for interenet .. select internet explorer 9 and uninstall it.. after reboot go to windows update and when you see internet explorer 9 in the list of updates right click and hide it.
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It worked, thanks. (I just didn't see the  "View installed updates" option).
Now is there any way to download IE8 for Windows 7 from anywhere? I can't find the installer no matter how.
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atipico--After you disable IE9 you should have IE 8 on the Windows 7 PC.
(IE8 cannot be downloaded (However, it is on your Win7 installation CD.)
Try this procedure
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Turn-Windows-features-on-or-off
http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/136893-windows-7-ie8-download-links.html

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It worked on my client's PC. I was just curious as I couldn't find IE8 for win7 anywhere to download, but it seems I can't
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atipico--Perhaps a Repair Install of Win 7.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html  (You will not lose installed personal data or programs.)
A Clean Install will certainly do it, but you will lose personal date and installed programs.  
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html
In either case you will need a Win 7 installation disk, but you can borrow one from elsewhere as long as it is the same version (including OEM).
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it is normally always on the system.. just go into control panel / programs and features/ turn windows features on or off
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