Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

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.


share|improve this answer
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

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.