IE8 is not listed with the regular apps because it is considered a Windows feature. Look in the panel on the left of the "Uninstall of change a program" control panel tool and select "Turn Windows features on or off", it should be listed among the features listed.I cant uninstall IE8 via the Control Panel Program and Features vehicle because IE isnt listed there for some reason.That is why i was trying to delete it va Win Ex and ran into the permission problem.
If you still can not delete it, you probably have permission restrictions from the way you installed Windows or transfered files. Look up on Google how to turn on the true Administrator account. Using that account/profile should let you work around permission problems.