Updating internet explorer 8
If you had Internet Explorer 9 installed on your PC and you went through the process of uninstalling it, here you'll find a set of instructions on how to turn off the Windows Automatic Updates so that Internet Explorer 9 is not automatically installed on your PC again.*If you have not uninstalled Internet Explorer 9, please reference KB Article #870 for steps on how to do so.
IE is, however, still maintained alongside the operating systems that it ran on, which means it’ll keep getting security updates throughout the lifetime of Windows 7 and 8.
Users with Windows Update should have already received a security patch, but Windows 10 users can manually check for updates here. For anyone still using IE11 for any reason, users are generally advised to stop doing that, either by moving to Edge, Chrome, or Firefox.
Unfortunately, even in 2018, there are still a handful of sites that only play well in IE.
You must restart your system to confirm that any changes to your system are undone“, you will need to first reboot your system so that Internet Explorer 7 can be restored.
Once you’ve done that you’ll want to log in to Windows Update to make sure that you installed all the latest updates and service packs (Internet Explorer 8 requires Windows Vista or Windows XP SP2 or SP3 (SP = Service Pack)). The first is via Windows Explorer: The second way to install Windows updates is by browsing to update.microsoft.com, and selecting the Express Update option.
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And if nothing works and you’re getting frustrated, we recommend trying Firefox as an alternative browser.