The problem may be the sites you visit. Try compatibility mode -- that little icon that looks like a torn page. If that doesn't work, it may be an add-on. Try resetting it as follows:
-hold the windows key and press r
-type inetcpl.cpl and hit ENTER
-click the advanced tab in Internet Options
-click the RESET button
-check to remove personal settings
If you have further issues, post back here and we'll try to get it sorted out.
Hi guys, thanks for the help. by ie8 'stopping' I meant that when I am surfing, I get a message up that basically says ie has encountered a problem has stopped working. not the usual 'encountered a problem' window, anyhow I have changed to firefox now which is a lot more stable.
As far as the older drivers are concerned, I have an industrial ibm laser printer that I could not get to work, I have now overcome that issue and it is working, (Ithreatened to get my mother to it) (kiddin') so all in all everything is up and running so I will persevere as 7 is pretty cool (now. it wasnt yesterday lol.) thanks guys..
If you will, reset IE8 and update your system so we can find a resolution for those who need it. You need IE too -- for Microsoft Update. If not, that's cool too because others who have the same issue can post their results.
Thanks for posting the work-around. Mozilla makes a great browser.