I have been having issues with my IE8 slowing down the computer. Finally it just would not open any websites. So I attempted to remove it and reinstall. No luck. I am sharing emails back and forth with a microsoft tech, and that is proving painfully slow and still not working.
He finally suggested a download of a program called 'Add-Remove Pro' - which I did. Still can't uninstall IE8. It gets about half thru the process of copying files and says that a certain file is missing. Each time, I report it to MS, and he has sent me the missing file to put on my machine. Then I try it again, and it finds another missing file, and we do it again. This has been going on for couple weeks now.
I have considered just reformatting the HD [though I have no idea where to start with that]. I made recovery disks when I first bot the box, But what if something is not right in the recovery disks - I would be up the creek wouldn't I?
I have noted a few other problems as I went through this process - although a file search shows that I have MSPaint, I can't seem to access it - it doesn't show up under Window Components in Add/Remove, and no icon in the programs anywhere.
I am only moderately computer literate. So be gentle?
Thanx a million.