How To Uninstall Internet Explorer 7 In Windows XP


13.10.2009

If you want to uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 7 from Windows XP, then this article will provide you with the information you need as well as the steps you need to follow to accomplish your task.

First of all, you should know that uninstalling Windows Internet Explorer 7 will automatically restore Internet Explorer 6. In addition, if you are using Windows XP SP3 but are committed to uninstalling Windows Internet Explorer 7, you should first uninstall the Service Pack 3 (although we do not recommend it as SP3 comes with a number of advantages).

There are two methods for uninstalling IE 7 and we recommend that you try the other if the first does not work. You can uninstall IE 7 by using the “Add or Remove Programs” feature (that we will talk about now) or by using “Spuninst.exe”. Both methods are equally easy and effective. In this article we will talk about uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 using the “Add or Remove Programs” feature. For information about uninstalling IE 7 using Spuninst.exe, click here.

1. Click on the Start Icon and then click on “Run”.
2. Type in “appwiz.cpl”, click OK and then wait a few seconds for the list of programs to be populated.
3. Find the “Windows Internet Explorer 7” entry and click on it.
4. Click on Remove.

This should have done the job. If you want to make sure that the method worked and that IE 6 is restored, follow these steps:

1. Go to Start->Run.
2. Type “iexplore” and Internet Explorer will open.
3. Go to Help->About Internet Explorer.
4. In the window that has opened, you will find the Version number. If it begins with a 6, you have uninstalled IE 7 and IE 6 was restored. If not, click here for a second method.

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