IE8 from Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64) does not laod
The problem is simple to explain... you click on the IE shortcut, it 'lights up' as if it is loading and then it stops being lit up.
I've tried the taskbar shortcut, the 32-bit Start Menu shortcut, the 64-bit Start Menu shortcut and the EXE files in the relevant Program Files folders. All the same.
I wouldn't normally be bothered because I use Firefox. I don't mind IE8 though and I think that it is having a knock-on effect on other programs (effecting proxy settings and the like).