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Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7

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, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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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jessc7Commented:
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LinuxNinjaCommented:
Open the Control Panel
Select Programs
Select Programs and Features
Select "View installed updates" on the left
Select "Windows Internet Explorer 9"
Click "Uninstall"
Follow the prompt to reboot Windows
Your system will revert to Windows Internet Explorer 8
Be careful with Windows Update. You may wish to manually exclude the update from installing.
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jcimarronCommented:
atipico--You can prevent Windows Update from offering IE 9 in the future, by right clicking on it the next time it is offered and clicking "Hide this Update".  Or,if you use automatic updating, use the blocking program offered by MS.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=A6169467-B793-4D17-837D-01776BF2BEA4&displaylang=en
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atipicoAuthor Commented:
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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jcimarronCommented:
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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atipicoAuthor Commented:
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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jcimarronCommented:
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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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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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