Note If you have other updates that are not finished intalling, restart your computer to let those installations finish and then try to install the updates again. Otherwise, you might receive the following error message:
The update does not apply to your system.
When you try to install Internet Explorer 8 on a Windows Vista RTM computer that does not have these two updates installed, you receive the following error message:
Setup cannot continue because one or more updates required to install Windows Internet Explorer 8.0 are not present. Double-click the "Internet Explorer Troubleshooting" shortcut on your desktop to install them separately and then reinstall Windows Internet Explorer 8.0.
To add an Internet Explorer icon to your desktop to open your home page, you can use this Microsoft Fix it automated solution.