Troubleshoot: Internet Explorer 8 installation problems

Problems with installing Internet Explorer 8 can be caused by different issues. That’s why there are several troubleshooting methods that you can use to try to resolve your problem. This article will guide you through each method, step-by-step.

The installation of Windows Internet Explorer 8 includes the installation of some additional required components and prerequisites, based on the target operating system viz. Windows Vista or Windows XP.

In most cases, if Dynamic Updates are enabled, the setup process attempts to install each prerequisite automatically.

The broad troubleshooting steps are:

Hope it helps. if it doesn’t, you may want to check out this KB949220 which lays down a advanced procedure to check for any files that cannot be backed up or updated.

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