Oct 4

I ran into a frustratingly idiotic error trying to upgrade from IE 6 to IE 8 following a reinstall of Windows XP sp3.  When attempting to upgrade Internet Explorer, the error "KB932823-v3 Setup Error - Setup has detected that the Service Pack version of this system is newer than the update you are applying" is presented for the user's amusement.

There is a fair amount written on this, most of which instructs the user through countless gyrations which include the un-installation of service packs, Internet Explorer, and so on, followed by the re-installation of these various bits of certain versions, in certain sequence, etc.  All far from convenient, generally undesireable, and not without certain risk.

Of all that is written, there is but one short blurb suggesting that this may be an issue related to multi-core architecture out on FixYa.com.  The simple fix?  Reboot into the PC's BIOS, disable multi-core processing, boot into Windows XP, initiate and watch Internet Explorer upgrade from version 6 to version 8 without complaint.  Re-enable multi-core processing, and enjoy your handiwork.

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  1. bud says:

    who would have guessed. disabled hyperthreading and voila, the ie8 installation went flawlessly without whining for that needless ie7 update.

    thanks for the hint.. bud

  2. James Simpson says:

    Thanks for this. Fruitless searching elsewhere turned up nothing. Too bad Microsoft can't figure out how to issue a simple update without turning it into a dog and pony show.

  3. Adam Krause says:

    You're quite welcome James! Happy to hear that this helped.

  4. Finrod Felagund says:

    I'm just wondering if you have any expertise on acer repair parts. Maybe a directory or something in the area where I can find someone to fix my computer asap. I believe it's just the fan, but I'm not totally sure. Thanks!

  5. Damian says:

    Thank you very much Adam! Disabled multi-core and installed IE8 ok.

  6. Greg says:

    Great fix!

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