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I have Windows XP Version 2002, Media Center Edition Version 2002, Service Pack Three. I allowed a friend to talk me into upgrading Internet Explorer from 7 to IE8. IE8 caused me too many, so I went through the proper steps to uninstall IE8 and reinstall IE7. IE& has refused to work ever since. When I click the IE7 icon, the page opens up all white and disappears in a fraction of a second. I have since been told that when one upgrades to IE8 and tries to uninstall IE8 and reinstall IE7, all of IE8's setting do not disappear causing conflict that disable the running of IE7. Please help me restore my IE7. Thank you, Mark
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What do you mean by "reinstall IE7"?
Normally, when you uninstall IE8, it simply reverts to IE7.
I'm not aware of any ways to "reinstall" IE7.

Try IEFix: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm
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What i mean is when I uninstalled IE8, IE7 didn't work at all, so I uninstalled and reinstalled IE7 several times, and also did about 4 restore to earlier points in time.
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I installed and tried to run that IEFIXIT program. It gave me a messages that "IE7 is not supported" with no other options allowed.
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How EXACTLY did you "uninstall" IE7?
As far, as I know, it's part of Windows and it can not be uninstalled.
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Control Panel..Add/Remove, and clicked Windows Internet Explorer 7.
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It only reverted itself to IE6, if it was present on your computer before.
What version is listed in Add\Remove now?
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IE7 is listed in control panel now
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See, if same thing happens, if you open IE from Start>All Programs, instead of clicking on IE icon on your desktop.
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Yes, same exact thing happens..blank page appears and disappears immediately after.
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Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, hit Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy (with Vista, most likely, you won't need it).
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I have XP, but i did that Start>Run, typed in that command and the black screen (command prompt) screen appeared and disappeared in about 1/5 of a second.
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Where are you posting from? Same machine, different browser?
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Okay, i forgot to put the "/" in the command. I went back and did it..it asked me to insert the Windows CD. I did, and after about a half hour of running from the CD (processing files, I believe). It asked me to "retry." I opted not to retry as it would probably not accomplish the task and waste another half hour. I am using safari browser.
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If "sfc" asked you for the CD, you definitely have some system files issue.
What kind of CD did you put in?
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