Revert Back to IE 8 from Internet Explorer 9 Beta

By Brian Burgess on September 22nd, 2010

If you’ve been trying out the public beta of Internet Explorer 9, you might want to revert back to IE 8 for some reason. Here we look at how to uninstall IE 9 and get IE 8 back.

Uninstall IE 9 Beta

First type appwiz.cpl into the Search box in the Start Menu and hit Enter which will open Programs and Features. Alternately you can open the Start Menu \ Control Panel \ Programs and Features.

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Now in Programs and Features click View installed updates located on the left pane.

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Then find Windows Internet Explorer 9, right-click, and uninstall.

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Yes we’re sure…

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Then a restart is require to complete the uninstall process.

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This will restore you back to IE 8 and you will need to go through the process of setting it up again.

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If you tried out IE 9 and aren’t happy with it or have proprietary software in the office that doesn’t work with it yet, reverting back to IE 8 is a simple process.

For more on Internet Explorer 9 check out our screenshot tour.

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 09/22/10
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