Updating internet explorer 8
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.
Microsoft has discontinued the browser as of IE11 and replaced it with Edge.
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.
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Microsoft has just issued an emergency security update for the browser to fix a flaw it says is already under active exploitation, though details on exactly how it’s being exploited have not been provided.
Once your system is up to date, try reinstalling Internet Explorer 8 (incidentally, you should also be able to install IE 8 via Windows Update).For example, if you’re using Online Armor (anti-virus, firewall, and anti-spyware software), you want to bring up the Programs dialog, unchecked “Hide Trusted”, sort by program name, select the entry “IE8-Windows XP-x86-ENU.exe,” and click Allow.You may also right-click the entry and select Advanced Options to grant specific access permissions.If Internet Explorer 8 appears to install successfully until you reboot, at which point the error message “A temp file needed for initialization could not be created or could not be written to.Make sure that the directory path exists, and disk space is available.” appears, you’ll need to make sure that antivirus or anti-spyware software is not blocking access to this director.
IE9 (Windows Server 2008) and IE10 (Windows Server 2012) are also impacted.