IE 8 for Windows 7

I have a new 32 bit Windows 7 that came with IE 9.  That browser is incompatible with one of our vendor's portal.  I can't find a download for IE 8.  Wnen I go to turn off IE 9 in Windows Features it does not give me choice to enable IIE 8.

Please help
brendanosmithAsked:
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AllTripCommented:
The following instructions apply to both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

1. Click the Start button, type Programs and Features in the search box, and then click View installed updates in the left pane.
 
2. Under Uninstall an update, scroll down to the Microsoft Windows section.
 
3. Right-click Windows Internet Explorer 9, click Uninstall, and then, when prompted, click Yes.
 
4. Click one of the following:
      Restart now (to finish the process of uninstalling Internet Explorer 9, and restore the previous version of Internet Explorer).
      Restart later (to wait until you shut down or restart your computer).
 
Note
 After you uninstall Internet Explorer 9, the previously installed version of Internet Explorer will be available on your computer. It is not necessary to reinstall.
 
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
as simple as follows:

1. Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, type Programs and Features in the search box, and then click View installed updates in the left pane.

2. Under Uninstall an update, scroll down to the Microsoft Windows section.

3. Right-click Windows Internet Explorer 9, click Uninstall, and then, when prompted, click Yes.

4. Restart now (to finish the process of uninstalling Internet Explorer 9 and restore the previous version of Internet Explorer).
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AllTripCommented:
if Internet Explorer is pre-installed on Windows 7, you may not be able to uninstall.  

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9
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Run5kCommented:
If that doesn't work and you have also installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 already, you may need to weigh your options.  If you really don't like IE9, you would potentially need to temporarily uninstall SP1, then uninstall IE9, ensure that IE8 is working, and then re-install SP1.

Finally, you would want to ensure that IE9 isn’t automatically installed again by Windows Update, so you should probably use the Internet Explorer 9 Blocker Toolkit:

Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 9
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh180754.aspx
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artkairosCommented:
If you can't see it under Installed Updates, copy and run this command twice from an command prompt (cmd.exe) with adminrights (click start, type cmd, right click CMD icon and run as admin) restart after running the this command twice:

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"
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musicman85Commented:

After uninstalling IE9 as AllTrip stated it should revert to IE8. If it goes to another version you can download IE8 here:


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-8
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Run5kCommented:
Musicman85,

There isn't a Windows 7 version of IE8 available for download.  It is native to the baseline Windows 7 install, so the only way to get it is to remove the newer version.
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musicman85Commented:
You are correct.  I have never seen any computer with 2 different versions on the system ( 8 and 9) at the same time.
I have an HP dv-4 2160.  Win 7 Home Prem. 64bit.  It came with IE9.  I pulled IE9 because it didn't work with some of the sites I need to use and IE8 was there.  I don't see why either the XP or Vista version would not work.
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Run5kCommented:
As I said, the only way to access IE8 on a Windows 7 machine is to remove IE9 first.

No, unfortunately you can't install the Windows XP or Vista version of IE8 on a Windows 7 machine.  This has been asked many times in the past, and I actually keep a screen shot of the error message readily available for occasions like this:


Vista-IE8.jpg
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