I receive this error after installing IE8 on a Vista Premium machine. Trying to access hotmail I got a “Unable to view this page” error and a link to troubleshoot the problem. To resolve, I tried to uninstalled IE8 by following the steps on this KB Article (ID: 957700). I tried the alternate approach since IE did not show in my Add/Remove program list. After a reboot, I was able to get in my Hotmail/Live account.

Alternative steps for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008

// To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:

  1. Carefully select and then copy the following command:
    FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-8*.mum /c “cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart”
  2. Click Start, and then type Cmd.exe in the Start Search box.
  3. In the list of programs, right-click Cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator.Note If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  4. Right-click inside the Administrator: Command Prompt window, and then click Paste to paste the command that you copied in step 1.
  5. Press ENTER to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
  6. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.
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