If you are using the old IE8, all you need to do is to run Windows Update and install the newest version of the web browser. As a matter of fact, you have no excuse for not following the instruction and you have nothing to lose as well. Besides, latest versions of Internet Explorer are better than the older ones.
Apart from the fact that they come with more features with better support for the new web standards, they are more secure and more stable. In a nutshell, getting Internet Explorer updated will make web browsing more pleasant.