Problems installing Dashboard Internet Explorer 11


Recently bought a SSD plus 120gb and all working good apart from not having the dashboard installed yet.

Ive never used IE and always used firefox as a browser so this issue has never come up before till now.  

For some reason my win 7 SP1 machine (Works) has IE 8 installed and i cant uninstall it or reinstall it via the control panel/add and remove programs. Ive tried to install a newer version with IE9 and IE11 but they fail due to some errors in the log file. I have tried searchin the internet for the solutions but havent been resolved. 

If i cant install the Sandish dashboard due to whatever reasons are there alternatives which monitor the drives health or are they specific to sandisk only?

Any help would be great