I Hate Internet Explorer 7 (Uninstall Guide)
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To those googlers who have stumbled upon me I have the following advice:
Want to find out how to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 and revert to Internet Explorer 6? Read more.
#1: Just Walk Away
You’ve been in an abusive relationship with Internet Explorer 6 for all these years. Now you’re finally starting to realize that the drinking isn’t going to stop and things aren’t going to get better. The long nights out with the “boys”, the strange charges on your credit card bills, the way he never listens to you and forgets to take out the trash. These are all signs. It’s time to walk away. It’s not going to get better, and there’s someone out there who wants to love you and take care of you.
He’s cute and he has a red bushy tail. Let him love you.
#2: Uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 and reinstalling Internet Explorer 6
To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 to return to Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP
1. Click “Start,” and then click “Control Panel.”
2. Click “Add or Remove Programs.”
3. Check “Show Updates” at the top of the dialog box.
4. Scroll down the list and highlight the version of Internet Explorer 7 that you are running, and then click “Change/Remove.” (If you are running Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview — March 20 or later, it is not necessary to check “Show Updates.”)
5. Go here and select the appropriate version of Internet Explorer
76 for your operating system.
#3: More complicated method of uninstalling IE 7
Only try this if #2 didn’t work for you.
- Edit the registry to change the Internet Explorer IsInstalled flag from 1 to 0.
- Repair your Internet Explorer 6 installation.
I strongly recommend #1 as I have not tried #2 or #3.
Aside: It would be funny if this page got to the number 1 position on Google for “I Hate Internet Explorer 7″. You can help out by:
If you have a blog then cut and paste this link into a post:
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Up until April 2007 you can also run Internet Explorer 6 & 7 on the same computer using a virtual machine. It’s complicated and only recommended for someone who has to switch between both browsers for work reasons (like web design).There is a simpler solution for running IE7 and IE6 in parallel using the IE6 Standalone browser.