I do not know why I did not answer your question before. I may not have understood what you were asking. I am not sure what you mean when you say that your computer does not recognize Internet Explorer. If you mean that when you click on a link that Internet Explorer does not open, then Internet Explorer is probably just not set up as the default browser. The easy way to correct this is to go to Start - Programs (or All Programs) and click on the Internet Explorer icon. Internet Explorer should detect that it is not the default browser and ask you if you want to make it the default browser. Answer yes. If that does not happen, you will need to click on the Make Default button on the Programs tab of the Internet Options item of the Tools menu in Internet Explorer. If that is not the problem but instead the problem is that when you click on the Internet Explorer icon in Start, it does not start, then I would suggest going to Microsoft's website (http://www.microsoft.com) and either download and install Internet Explorer from the Downloads section or see if you can find a solution there.
hello mr. ray, this computer says i only have 5.5 internet explorer installed. i am running windows xp home. when you install windows xp it has ie6. ok i went to the microsoft.com and downloaded ie8 to a disk. it didn't work meaning the computer won't recognize it. internet options and system restore don't work either. when i tried to install ie8 a box came up saying i have a newer version of ie. ok but it also still says i need a higher ie then 5.5 but i wanted to install ie8. i just don't get it. can you help? thank you, robert [email@example.com]
Just because it does not work does not mean that your computer does not recognize it. I believe when you download IE8, you are only downloading the installation program of the installation. The installation program then downloads additional files from the internet when you run it. I assume that you are putting it on a disk because the computer does not have access to the internet. I don't think you can install it from a disk like that. If you want Internet Explorer, I would suggest either spending some time on the http://www.microsoft.com website finding a solution or taking it to the repair shop and having them put it on it. Otherwise, maybe a different browser, like Google Chrome, would work.