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IE 8 will not install in Vista

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I have a compaq presario CQ60 laptop running Vista Home Premium SP2. I tried to upgrade from IE7 to IE8. When I attempted I received an error message stating that IE8 will not work on current OS. Does anyone know why?
Thank you..in adavance- Marc
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Oh bummer.. no Internet Explorer.. :) Ever used Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome? In my personal experience, Internet Explorer is not only a terrible browser, but a security risk. Either way..

Have you tried completely uninstalling Internet Explorer, and reinstalling it? LINK

Is your computer fully up-to-date? Start > Control Panel > Security > Check for Updates

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