Reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows 7 - Cleaning up and IE8 Installation
Before you reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows 7 or Vista, you need to clean up leftover registry keys that may not be removed by the normal IE8 uninstall process. To remove these keys, open registry editor and locate the following key:
Once you get the key, remove the following two strings:
If you were not able to locate the key, chances are your uninstaller removed it.
Now you are all set for a reinstall of IE8.
To reinstall Internet Explorer 8 in Vista, download an IE8 installation package and use it to install the browser.
To reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows 7, employ the same steps that you used to remove IE8, except that this time, you will select the checkbox against Internet Explorer 8. Once the IE8 is installed, the system will reboot and you get your IE8 back.
Note that the above method will not help users of Windows 7, European versions. In this case, the users need to use the same method as they used to reinstall Internet Explorer 8 in Vista. They will have to download and use an IE 8 installation package.
Important: If you are using the installation package to reinstall IE8, make sure you turn off the antivirus. Some antivirus presume the temp installation files to be Trojans and deletes them to offer you a corrupt IE.
1. How to Speed up Internet Explorer 8
2. Ready to use Registry Tweak for Increasing Internet Speed