Install IE8 on Windows 7 VM

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I created a Windows 7 x64 VM on Windows Azure but it came with IE11.

So I removed IE11 from “Turn on and off Windows Features”. After reboot, it still doesn’t give me an option to rollback to IE8.

I found a download link from Microsoft for IE8 but they are not for Windows 7.


You’re digging in the wrong place 🙂 If you remove it from Windows Features, it simply removes Internet Explorer entirely. You don’t want that.

Instead, go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program. Then click the “View Installed Updates” link on the left. You should see IE 11 in that list. Remove that, and it will roll you back to whatever was on it before IE 11 got installed.

Worst case scenario, you’ll have to do this several times (once to IE 10, then IE 9, then finally, IE 8)

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