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I think that you could try downloading an offline installer from the links provided here: http://appsonpc.com/download-ie8-offline-installer-windows-xp Since they link to microsoft.com, I presume that they are safe to install. As safe as IE8 is, anyway ;-) Good luck!
As both Michael Hampton and Journeyman Geek mentioned in comments (I would have been happy to upvote and accept either as a answer), Windows Update still works on XP, and automatically updates IE to version 8. I tried this and it worked. However, Windows Update is not necessarily in the Start menu. You can reliably get to the Windows Update page by going ...
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