The filenames and default download locations are different for Windows Vista Internet Explorer 8 32-bit and Windows Vista Internet Explorer 8 64-bit. You can choose to turn on Windows Automatic Updates and let Internet Explorer 8 be automatically downloaded and installed or you can choose to manually download the file and install. Below are the details for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions and I've bolded the difference in file names and default locations to make it easier to note the difference between the two versions.
You need to download the version that relates to your operating system.
For Vista 32 bit operating system download Windows Vista Internet Explorer 8 32-bit version; running Vista 64-bit download 64-bit Internet Explorer 8 The Vista 64-bit download includes both versions 32-bit and 64-bit. Windows Vista Internet Explorer 8 32-bit version
file download name: IE8-WindowsVista-x86
Download location and instructions: Download details: Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Vista internet explorer 8 32 bit is installed in C:\Program Files (x86)
If you are running Vista 64-bit you need to download Windows Vista Internet Explorer 8 64 bit version
file download name: IE8-WindowsVista-x64
Download location and instructions: Download details: Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition or Windows Server 2008 64-bit Edition
Vista internet explorer 8 64-bit default installation is to C:\Program Files\
Until July 2010 there is free No-charge support for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage
Edited by tork, 28 March 2010 - 10:45 AM.