How to Enable JavaScript in IE8

JavaScript is a type of programming language used in websites around the world. Without JavaScript enabled in your web browser, you may not be able to use certain websites properly or they may not be displayed correctly. Fortunately, enabling JavaScript in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is easy and requires just a basic familiarity with computer systems.

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Open Internet Explorer, click the "Tool" button in the menu bar, select the "Internet Options" button and then select the "Security" tab.

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Select the "Internet" area, select "Custom Level" and go to the "Security Settings - Internet Zone" box.

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Click the checkbox to enable "Active Scripting" under the Scripting section and then click the OK button to apply the settings. Restart your browser when finished to apply the settings and enable JavaScript.