Hi ! I'm brand new and ask for patience if I screw this up.
I trusted Microsoft and upgraded to Internet Explorer 8 and hate it. Apparently going back to I E 7 is not for newbies. I read somewhere to use system restore. I tried, many times. The same results every time - it didn't work. I also read to go to Microsoft Support and ask them to fix it. I did. I got lost on the next screen and spent forever and a day trying to find out just how they were going to fix it. I'm still trying to figure it out.