Why does IE 8 not install on an XP computer?

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Why does IE 8 not install on a XP computer?

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you cannot install IE on XP if you are running SP1…minimum is SP 2..

if you are using SP 2 and you fail to install it, you will need to install another patch and restart your pc and only you can install your IE8

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  • carlosdl
    IE 8 can be installed on XP machines. If you are having problems, you should let us know what problems you are having exactly.
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  • AndreaF
    I have installed IE8 on many computers. Never had any issues specifically with XP, although IE8 had many installation issues when it was first released. As Carlos suggests, giving us examples of what specific problems you are having could allow us to help.
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  • Fork92
    Which version of IE are you installing over? And, are you installing IE 8 via WSUS or Windows Update path? I had this happen when installing from IE 6 to 8. We had to use http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us in order to get any updates to run.
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  • Yasir Irfan
    IE 8 works perfectly with Windows XP, but make sure you have the latest service pack.
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  • Technochic
    If you are getting errors when attemting to install please provide those errors in detail. Also please tell us what Service Pack level you have. Thanks.
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  • jbreathe

    our windows xp 2002 service pack 3 says IE8 is installed yet when we check the version it says 7? and we keep grtting pop up from our POS provider saying: Your version of Internet Explorer is out of date

    please help

     

     

     

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  • TomLiotta
    our windows xp 2002 service pack 3 says IE8 is installed...   How does it do that? And when does it do that?   ...from our POS provider ...   Point of Sale?   Tom
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  • TomLiotta
    Run regedit and navigate to the [ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer ] key. What 'Version' value is shown?Also, the next level down has key [ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector ]. What value shows for name 'IE'?Tom
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