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How to uninstall Internet Explorer 9

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  • Started 3 years ago by Q8Digital
  • Latest reply from mfletch
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Q8Digital
Posts: 5

Hi,

How to uninstall Internet Explorer 9 although its not listed in ( installed updates ) under Programs and Features.
Please note that - Operating system is : Windows 7 32bit
Moreover there is no previous Restore point so i can return back to that date.

Is there any solution

Thank you

Posted 3 years ago
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zs474
Posts: 887

Press Win+R and paste in:
C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}
press Enter
find Windows Internet Explorer 9
right-click it and uninstall
or http://answers.microsoft.com/e.....b12889ea23

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zs474
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Q8Digital
Posts: 5

Hi,

Many thanks zs474 for your reply
But the problem as i said above IE9 is not listed in ( installed updates ) under Programs and Features
So i can not use the solution which is mention in your first reply and in this link :

http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....explorer-9

And when i downloaded IE9 i choose Run instead of Save File , so i can not use this solution because of step 3 :

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Another way,

1. Click Start

2. Type cmd then press enter

3. Drag and Drop IE9 setup package to cmd window

4. Type at the end of path /X:C:\IE9\ and press enter. (like:C:\IE9-Windows7-x86-enu.exe /X:C:\IE9\ )

5. Type C:\IE9\IE9-Win7.MSU /UNINSTALL and press enter

This will uninstall ie9 from Windows.
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So is there any way to uninstall IE9 ?

Thank you

Posted 3 years ago
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marks100
Posts: 4507

its there if you look ...

mark.

Posted 3 years ago
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marks100
Posts: 4507

i have win 7 pro, 32bit sp1.

Posted 3 years ago
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Q8Digital
Posts: 5

Thanks marks100 for your reply.
I have also win 7 pro 32bit sp1.
And you can check the list by your self :

Posted 3 years ago
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Q8Digital
Posts: 5

Up Up

Posted 3 years ago
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ispalten
Posts: 6259

I guess if you INSTALL it again it would overlay the existing IE9 and finish the install and then you could delete it?

Irv S.

Posted 3 years ago
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Straspey
Posts: 556

I respectfully second Irv's suggestion, and actually had the same thought.

Download a fresh copy of IE9 and install it.

Once the installation is completed and successful - reboot your computer.

Then go to control panel and find it listed as per the suggestions above, and use the un-install option.

Of course, this all assumes that you already had IE8 on your machine, making this un-installation tantamount to a "downgrade" from IE9 to IE8.

Posted 3 years ago
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Q8Digital
Posts: 5

Thanks ispalten & Straspey

I tried your solution but i got this message :

Setup can`t continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer is installed on your computer

Posted 3 years ago
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Straspey
Posts: 556

It seems many other users have experienced this issue - both with IE8 and IE9

I found a solution which seemed to work for some users and you might want to give it a try:

(NOTE: The following was given as a solution to the problem for IE8 - however it should work just as well for IE9)

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Setup cannot continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer …

“Setup cannot continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer has been detected on this computer.”

Recently while performing a Windows Update my Vista box locked up. The update ( for Internet Explorer 8 ) hadn’t quite completed and when I restarted, IE 8 was installed and running fine but my Windows Update didn’t think so.

My first thought was to remove IE 8, surely a re-install would solve the problem. I followed the advice on Microsoft’s support site ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700 ) for removing IE and neither the standard or alternative instructions worked for me.

After days without a resolution I finally figured out how to re-install IE 8 ( of course, you will only need to perform this hack if the Microsoft’s recommendations don’t work for you ). Here is how to do it:

1. Download IE 8.

2. Run the installer and wait for the “Setup cannot continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer has been detected on this computer.” prompt to appear. DO NOT CLOSE THE PROMPT – if you close the prompt this will not work as the temporary directory mentioned in the next step will be removed.

3. The installer is extracted to one of your drives ( in my case it was not my C drive, so make sure you look at all of your available drives ) in a directory named with a random key ( in my case the key was 5c5c0d193eca399daddb3768b3 ). Find the directory, open it, and run ie8.msu. This will allow the installer to run and you will be up and running.

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If this method proves to be successful, then you should be able to find IE9 listed under the installed programs menu in Control Panel and you can try to run the uninstall.

Hope this helps.

Posted 3 years ago
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mfletch
Posts: 1434

•Log in as Administrator
•Close all IE browser windows
•Open a "Command" windows by Clickin Start > Run > Cmd
•Open "Notepad"
•Copy and paste the text below into Notepad. This will convert the html below into plain text:

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

•Next copy the text from Notepad and paste into the Command window at the disk prompt and then press the enter key.
•After the commands run and the disk prompt returns, paste the text again and rerun the commands.
•Next reboot to finalize / update the configuration with IE8

http://answers.microsoft.com/e.....b599b31bf5

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