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