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Caught in a Circular (and Illogical) Loop

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#1 xirtamehtsitahw


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:45 PM

I need to install Internet Explorer 8, in order to get Windows Update, but I can't get Internet Explorer 8 to work without the Microsoft .net framework programs...which I can't download or install, because I don't have Internet Explorer 8!  What's up with this dumb and illogical catch-22?!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

There is no catch-22 at all.


There are direct downloads for every version of MS.NET, IE8.  If you use Google to search for "IE8 downlaod" and "NET Framework download"...you will see that there are diredct downloads from the Microsoft website for those.


There are no dependencies between MS.NET, IE, and Windows Update.  You need SP3 installed access the Windows Update site for all critical updates since SP3 was issued, which will include any updates to MS.NET or IE that a user may need.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:26 PM

I was having this same discussion with someone a couple of weeks back and I took this screenshot of IE6 on Windows Update. Works just fine. It's as hamluis says. what you need is SP3.



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