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    after many attempts IE 8 won't install

    I tried various ways including emailing Microsoft Help (actually, it turned out to be Microsoft NoHelp). Safe mode. Saving download then running it as administrator with the check box for "Protect . . . against virus" cleared.

    I think the problem is my brother upgraded the OS and in this way accidentally set the policy against upgrading the browser. This is based on an advisory popup I got a few times while working on various ways to get things working. I don't know how to change the policy. I am the computer administrator and always tried to upgrade as such.

    Anything I can try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socampbell View Post
    ... with the check box for "Protect . . . against virus" cleared.
    Which program is that from?

    What error message do you get on trying to install IE8?

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    You could try taking ownership of the file. From here.....

    "You must have ownership of a protected file in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the file by taking ownership.

    To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
    1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
    2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
    3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
    4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.

      The administrator or the administrators group now owns the file.
    To change the permissions on the file that you now own, follow these steps:
    1. Click Add.
    2. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to have access to the file. For example, type Administrator.
    3. Click OK.
    4. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
    5. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.
    6. You can now access the file."
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    Download the iso file, burn it to a DVD, and boot from the DVD and do a clean install. You can't do an upgrade install from XP anyway.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Download the iso file, burn it to a DVD, and boot from the DVD and do a clean install. You can't do an upgrade install from XP anyway.
    This was IE8, not Windows 8.

    Bruce

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    OOPs, you're right Bruce.

    Jerry

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