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I have unistalled IE 8 on windows 7. I would like to reinstall IE and see if that fixes it however windows 7 is not listed on microsofts list of operating systems it supports. The 64 bit vista version refuses to install.

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IE8 is a part of Windows 7 (a feature).

Try this:

  • Close all programs.
  • Click Start , and then click Control Panel.
  • Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
  • In the tasks pane, click Turn Windows features on or off.
  • In the list of windows features, check mark Internet Explorer 8.
  • Hit Ok.


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it didn't fix lotro however I have iE8 back, thank you – James Feb 26 '10 at 23:53
And the answer to why I couldn't login was solved when the new IE took me to the american servers not the european ones :) – James Feb 27 '10 at 0:03

Are you sure you uninstalled it? Did you just hide it?

Go to Control Panel and search for "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults"

Under "Choose a configuration", click on whichever radio button is selected (mine is "Custom")

Under the "Choose a default web browser" section ensure there is a tick next to "Enable access to this program" next to Internet Explorer

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