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I Hate Internet Explorer 7 (Uninstall Guide)

Posted in Firefox and Greasemonkey, Popular Posts, Technology by engtech on November 17, 2006

Turns out I’m

To those googlers who have stumbled upon me I have the following advice:

i swear i'm not stalking you paul

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

from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/support/default.mspx

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 7 6 for your operating system.

#3: More complicated method of uninstalling IE 7

Only try this if #2 didn’t work for you.

  1. Edit the registry to change the Internet Explorer IsInstalled flag from 1 to 0.
  2. 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:

<a href="https://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/11/17/i-hate-internet-explorer-7-uninstall-guide/" rel="tag" title="I Hate Internet Explorer 7">I hate Internet Explorer 7</a>

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.

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  1. […] UPDATE: Read this for information on how to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 and reinstall Internet Explorer 6. […]

  2. Shahzad Khan said, on November 18, 2006 at 4:37 am

    Ah, that is such a cute toy, the firefox thing I mean ! Oh btw, IE is a pain in the you know what..Really !


  3. engtech said, on November 18, 2006 at 8:38 pm

    I don’t use IE anymore, but I feel the pain from a web design point of view. I don’t know how many times I had to change the design of this blog because it “broke in IE”.

  4. Don said, on November 20, 2006 at 9:22 am

    i found your website via google. im using IE7 right now and i find the navigation buttons being scattered across the top to make it unusable. at first, i didnt even think there was a refresh & stop button. what madness, huh? i think microsoft made changes for the sake of changes. back to ff 2.0. (have you tried torpark? that is actually crazy cool but only runs on 1.5)

  5. geoff said, on November 21, 2006 at 10:39 am

    How ironic is it that the Google ads on the top of the page are for INSTALLING IE7 ??

  6. engtech said, on November 21, 2006 at 10:57 am

    That’s pretty funny.

    I keep forgetting that wp.com puts ads on my blog when I’m not looking.

  7. grandmajean said, on November 23, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    Been wondering whether to commit to the hours required to download IE7 on slow dialup–your blog tips the scales to “forget it.”

  8. Pete said, on November 24, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    At work and auto-update put the crap that is ie7 on all of the office computers. So, I had to go around uninstalling the update.

  9. Connie said, on November 25, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    I discovered that since I downloaded Internet Explorer 7 I can’t use the scanning feature of my hp all-in-one printer. Does anyone else have this problem?

  10. Joe said, on November 25, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    I was actually excited to install IE7, thinking it would actually be an improvement. I was shocked and then angry to see what a piece of crap it is!

  11. denshidan said, on November 25, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Ive just been *&*&ed over by installing ie7 – why didnt I check first!!!
    ITs the biggest pile of ameture programming crap I have ever seen and ive been a mcp for many years

    The biggest stupid thing is the image toolbar, why remove it totally…..Im uninstalling next

  12. Mike Russell said, on November 26, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    In response to the statement;

    [quote]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:[/quote]

    For the phrase “i hate ie7” you are #2 out of just over one million! It (IE7) is diabolical! I’ve tried to get along, but it takes ages to load, can’t be configured, tries to nanny you, behaves erratically and the tabbed browsing was useless. We had to part.
    I followed Microsoft’s instructions; Control Panel, Add Remove Programs, find it (W for windows Internet Explorer) and click Remove. It requested a restart and XP came back up with IE6. Oh man was that a relief!

  13. T.D. said, on November 29, 2006 at 12:58 am

    You’re #1 on Google now =)

  14. engtech said, on November 29, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    Yay me! :)

    It’s the little things in life that bring joy.

  15. Platy said, on November 30, 2006 at 11:59 am

    I just unwittingly installed IE 7 and, aside from the mess of a toolbar, found that my edit functions disappeared. Thanks for your easy to follow uninstall instructions. You’re a savior. I’ll never download another “update” again.

  16. Justin said, on December 02, 2006 at 8:51 am

    Thanks for the advice. I doanloaded IE7 and immediately wanted rid of it. What an abomination!

  17. Jolie said, on December 03, 2006 at 9:51 am

    As much as a pain as IE6 is when I do use it, I prefer it to IE7. I switched back. I kept meaning to do it and remembered to when I saw this post. Thanks for the “reminder”.

  18. joe said, on December 04, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    how do you synchronize files with ie 7
    i cannot find the usual checks as in ie 6

  19. jaybird said, on December 04, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    I just upgrade to IE7. The interface takes quite a bit of adjustment. It took me forever to figure out how to access my bookmarks.

    I like that they use less toolbar space up top, but it is such a departure from IE6.

  20. engtech said, on December 05, 2006 at 3:02 am

    For all that I wrote this post, I haven’t tried IE7 yet.

    How is it?

    You aren’t switching from Firefox, are you?

  21. Nasir said, on December 08, 2006 at 11:42 am

    I am using IE7 and it is not creating any problems for me.

  22. Shaymus said, on December 08, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    I am used to it now and dont want to go back

  23. the record keeper said, on December 08, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    Amen, Amen, Amen!!!!!

  24. Judith said, on December 09, 2006 at 9:25 am

    I absolutely hate the new Internet Explorer. It’s a pain and difficult to deal with compared to IE 6. Everybody says to switch to firefox, but that looks like the same things. Which is better IE6 or firefox?

  25. engtech said, on December 09, 2006 at 9:59 am

    Between IE 6 and Firefox?

    Firefox, easy. IE6 was released five years ago. It has a lot of bugs when it comes to displaying webpages. Firefox 2 came out the same time as IE 7.

  26. […] I’m wondering if there is a movement out there of people who are tired of blue screens, slow performance, major virus potential, IE6-IE7 hell, needing to defrag harddrives, etc. Sign me up as club president. While I’m not completely bashing Bill — as Bill has helped me to carve out a decent living — it’s time for me to give Steve a try; and I’ll bet there are a lot of us out there who feel that way. By the way, I have been avoiding installing IE7 on both of my laptops after everything I’ve read (and seen). If you made a mistake and installed it you can visit a link to uninstall it here: I hate Internet Explorer 7 . […]

  27. rubberducky1987 said, on December 11, 2006 at 10:09 am

    dude you wanna know that messed up thing? i put this bloody thing on my system to learn about it to make working with it easier…. i am tech support and i can tell you its a friggin nightmare to work with trying to get “people” to actualy follow your instructions was hard enough and then this bloody thing comes out and it just trashes this thing called AHT that we have to keep down…. we have to know every little detail about what we’ll be working with because if we dont we have to rely on “people” to tell us what they see and that is just such a big pain in the bloody ass so do your local tech a favor and dont screw him over by getting a browser that is 9 out of 10 times disfunctional plus a browser your tech probably has not gotten any training on and so are relying on what we broke with out own computers to put it on….. im a good tech and ive broken my computer alot just to learn how to fix it but bloody hell this thing takes the cake,

  28. rubberducky1987 said, on December 11, 2006 at 10:10 am

    scuse the typos in my last comment they are pretty bad

  29. engtech said, on December 11, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    that’s okay about the typos RD, you don’t mention mine and I won’t mention yours. :)

    This might be a good hack to handle running IE6 and IE7 simultaneously if you have to for work:

  30. puddlejumper said, on December 12, 2006 at 11:39 pm

    I included your link because I thought it was funny.

    Hope you weren’t offended.

    I like your site.

    The Geek movies are ace. Except I think I’ve seen all of them!

    Are you sure you have nothing to whinge about? Go on…

    there must be something…?

    …anyways. thanks for stopping by


  31. puddlejumper said, on December 12, 2006 at 11:40 pm

    oh. PS hate to say it but I’m running IE7 and touch wood so far….

  32. engtech said, on December 12, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    not offended at all.

    link to more stuff! :)

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  35. Kelley said, on December 16, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    I hate microsoft. I don’t know anything about computers, I work in veterinary science. I downloaded ie7 and kept getting this stupid box pertaining to “smartbridges” or something. called microsoft support. followed the giggling techs instructions step by step. he had me go into programs and change the names of 5 by putting “o” in front of them. what did I get? “FATAL ERROR”! told to keep restarting computer and continuously tap f8. none of the options went anywhere but FATAL ERROR!! then put on hold for 1 1/2 hours. nobody could help! took dead computer to electrical engineer friend who had to wipe out everything and reinstall new windows xp, office, norton, media players, etc. God bless his heart. I was sobbing on the phone to these jerks. somehow, they tried to blame verizon (I have dsl)!!!

  36. mikewatson said, on December 17, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    I absolutely do not like internet explorer 7.

    Why after all these years when the layout has been almost the same did they change everything.

    I do not appreciate this at all. Not for me

  37. Lloyd Phillips said, on December 18, 2006 at 8:45 am

    Holy shit. I just installed IE7 this morning as part of the auto update. I didn’t last a day. Where the hell are is the file menu?? Why can’t I move the URL bar where I want it to be even when I ‘unlock the toolbars’?? What the hell is some dimwit creating an icon for a new tab that is blank? I tell you Microsoft need a complete kick up the ass when it comes to design and usability. Unless they make a drastic change to it I reckon Firefox is going to see a huge increase in usage.

  38. Asad said, on December 20, 2006 at 12:15 am

    LOL INTERNET EXPLORER WTF ARE U FREAKIN DOIN MICROSOFT,,,as a webdesigner many of my sites are working like crap and is microsoft responsible for fixin those bugs it has created in the css….DOOD it takes time to fix it aite, and bill gate ur dumb butt will not fix those errors ur stupid browser displays on my web pages GRRRR…….

  39. Glen said, on December 20, 2006 at 10:58 pm

    EngTech! thanks so much for your help – just installed IE7 and wanted it off asap. One would think that a company of MSs size would be able to afford some market research and usability consultants!! I’ve switched back to IE6 and have also downloaded Firefox.

  40. Pozzydrive said, on December 28, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    My Brother-in-Law had numerous viruses and spyware on his computer, so I went down to sort it out for him, he was running Norton (Which I’m not keen on) anyway got on to the internet via his IE 7 and downloaded the programs I needed, tried to get back on after running winsoc. to no avail, anyway now cannot get on any page and yet Toucan states it is connected, so I’ve reverted back to IE 6 will have to wait and see.

  41. rajagopal said, on December 29, 2006 at 11:33 am

    I have not updated IE. Iam very comfortable with firefox, easy to handle

  42. Sobac Retok said, on January 05, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    If you download the IE6 Eolas “standalone” browser from the eVolt browser archive, then extract it to folder, you’ll have instant backup! Even if you repair IE7, keep IE6 handy.
    Runs from USB key too!


  43. engtech said, on January 05, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    That’s excellent, Sobac. I was wondering how I was going to test browser design issues now that all my PCs have upgraded. :)

  44. mary digiovanna said, on January 05, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    i hte the new one it is so slow

  45. DAVE COOPER said, on January 07, 2007 at 4:20 am

    IE7 IS RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WISH I HAD NEVER INSTALLED IT IN ANY OF MY 3 COMPUTERS, NOW ALL IM LOOKING FOR IS A WAY BACK TO IE6, IE6 IS STILL BAD BUT IE7 IS DIABOLICAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Rusty said, on January 08, 2007 at 6:45 am

    My PC upgraded to IE7 and the damn thing never worked. Tried to uninstall it and now the PC is screwed up. Tried to reinstall IE6. Not working. I should have never let it happen. Firefox, here I come.

  47. Brett Phipps said, on January 09, 2007 at 4:59 am

    The tabs option with multiple home pages makes IE 7 a huge improvement for me.

    It’s taken me a couple of weeks to get used to the new locations of some of the things but I’m more accepting of such things. However, as a programmer I’m always dealing with users who are unwilling to change they way they do things even if it is better.

    My only problem with IE 7 is that my links toolbar won’t stay where I put it. Whenever I turn off IE, the links toolbar is back in the default position. I think this problem is specific to the HP laptop that I’m using. There is a dll upgrade that is supposed to fix that, but it didn’t. If anyone knows how to correct my issue I would be most appreciative.

  48. TomO said, on January 10, 2007 at 8:49 am

    After down loading Explorer 7, I spent 3 days trying to find out why my scanner did not work. I scanned the web till I found out that ex.7 bent a dll file out of shape. I came accross your site read it and followed the instructions of removeing this disaster. I’m back on board thanks to you.

  49. Jessica said, on January 12, 2007 at 1:14 am

    i really love the ‘fox’ pictures!! :)
    thanks for the instructions…passed it along.

  50. Jon Wallen said, on January 12, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Only reason I have it is because I use it for testing. I can’t stand the thing! Some pages won’t even display at all; it just shows a general error that it can’t display a page. I found the solution though: load the page in Firefox :-).

  51. Jens Meiert said, on January 15, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Manual semi-trackback (concerning IE 7 usability):


  52. laflames said, on January 15, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks to the awful IE 7 for steering me to Firefox 2. I love it! They obviously remember the principle of KISS: Keep it simple… With IE 7, besides being overrun with all sorts of bells and whistles that made it hard to find anything and took up too much of my little screen, the top bar showed Chinese characters rather than the website name. Now, that was annoying!

    Another blogger made the great point about not going back to IE 6 because it’s extremely outdated and there will be no more security updates. Cheers to Mozilla!

  53. Duck said, on January 30, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Impressed I am. A well written article that does not inspire imagination but deals truthful simplicity.

    Been a lover of Firefox since 0.6 (I think)

    Have to have IE7 at work cause dumb programmer wrote essential software using MS crap.

    Oh well. Thank god for system at home.

  54. JL said, on February 02, 2007 at 9:15 am

    Internet explorer 7 doesn’t allow you to make room up above. Even if you disable tabs, uninstall the google toolbar (way overdue, I know) and pray to the great-a spider but the bastard still won’t let you combine the bar that has the favorites/home/whatever icons with the menu bar. Also, I can’t figure out to disable it, even though I actually do want it, I just don’t want it taking up so much space just to display a mere 5 small icons. It’s like an inch that should be 3/4 to 1/2 of an inch. Yes, I’m that anal. Here’s the problem…if I hate IE7 for this…then you should all know how I feel about Firefox then. I hate it too. It takes up way too much space. I want IE6 back, and then I will delete FF too.

    I’ve had less issues when I had known virus’ on my computer since I’ve been using IE and FF in turns. Firefox is cool at first and then it freezes on you like IE would and it shatters any illusions of browsing without irritation.

  55. agnes ford said, on February 04, 2007 at 1:05 am

    i have installed IE 7 . I never had my edit, view , etc buttons either at 1st but they did appear after a mth or 2. if you don’t see them downlaod google Or yahoo or both. they will come back..if u find your scanner doesn’t work anymore , reinstall any program & any other that doesn’t work for..

    finally i love my IE7
    i have to say i never had any real problems


  56. swetank said, on February 04, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    hi everybody !!
    at first i was exiceted to download IE7. Everything works all right . it has got new looks……. but the problem is that i am not able to access gmail account .. can neone help me .i’ll be very grateful … please ..


  57. Fretsong said, on February 15, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    I found this blurb whilst seeking a fix for some poorly designed garbage on IE7 via Google… breath… Anyhow, I’m a liitle sick of the lease agreement over all, and am scounging all I need via open source – soon… My problem was a very simple irritating cosmettic problem. – Which led to many other clearly stupid choices made by microsoft while attempting to copy FireFox. My real bitch was that all my nicely arranged and ongoing research was set up on my task-bar via the links folder. I had created icons for them all, and could get around very quickly with my setup. Then it’s IE7 and we have the pathetic Fisher Price icon set locked on to my short-cuts – this needs a good slapping around of developers… Getting the toolbars layed out in a more acceptable way wasn’t too painful, but it’s really pretty stupid how they did this. My take? – back to 6 until I’m open source linix all the way… Good luck everyone…

  58. Brent said, on February 18, 2007 at 6:07 am

    Dude, you still must have IE for site testing. It doesn’t matter if you hate it, because millions of others do not. If you want your site to look good for all of those people, you should make sure that it looks good in IE, rather than force them to use Firefox.

  59. sriram said, on March 07, 2007 at 1:14 am

    What a piece of unmitigated crap.. I cant believe they were dumb enough to change the stop and refresh icons. I use FF anyways but need to see that it renders on IE as well. I am not supporting IE 7. Back to 6 it is.

    The fox is cute.

  60. […] Top Must Have Firefox Extensions I’m always amazed that people use Internet Explorer over Firefox.  With the available extensions Firefox becomes the nerve center of your Internet activity. […]

  61. shadowbrowser said, on March 26, 2007 at 9:15 am

    1. Install Opera 9.10 into the \Program Files\Internet Explorer folder
    2. Portable versions of Opera and Avantbrowser are available
    3. Controlling third party cookies and other things are more difficult with Firefox 2 than Firefox 1.5 — it is necessary to put about:config into the address line and go through lists of parameters …
    4. Find a big hosts file on the net to control phone home type web pages.
    5. Excelcior — — —–!

  62. Sarah said, on April 06, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Actually, you are #1 on gogle for “I hate internet explorer 7”. I checked. Yes, i know that’s sad, but i’m bored.

  63. Dawda G said, on April 20, 2007 at 5:59 am

    I’m so fedup with ie7
    I’ve got it forced on me with this vista home pece of crap. :)

    Well the thing is I Hate,hate, hate IE7 but I’m forced to use it cause some websites that i prefer i.e. ijji.com wont let me use firefox.
    Well now just because it felt like it IE 7 doesnt use javascripts in the same way as it used to. I cant use youtube or any other sites using Flash-Movies well i can browse the sites but “i se noothin´”. And then when i try to log in to some sites i come back to the login screen the same second that i push the send button.

    Why oh why are MS so stupid to release betas and call then major releases? You are draining my life spirit MS-tards!!!!!!! *sob*

  64. Clayton said, on April 25, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    I have tried everything that I have found to get rid of ie7 but when I try to install ie6 it says that it detects a newer version and my computer will not install. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please……….

  65. engtech said, on April 26, 2007 at 2:57 am

    @clayton: download this:

  66. Rico said, on May 13, 2007 at 5:47 am

    I was about to uninstall IE7 due to the slooow start up times, but I found a simple fix that made ALL the difference. It loads up in record time now. I still prefer FF as my browser of choice however.

    Slow start up fix:
    If you’re not using a proxy, go into the IE Options setting and uncheck IE’s “Automatically detect settings” option under the Tools/Internet Options/Connections/LAN Settings.

    Hope you see as noticeable difference as I did!

  67. […] I Hate Internet Explorer 7 (Uninstall Guide) […]

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  70. Mark Boyden said, on February 03, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    As a web-site implementor in my consultancy, I have to test on various browsers. Doing one site recently, we had no machines with IE6 still on them, so we had to revert on one machine. None of the above-mentioned methods worked. Obviously, #1 doesn’t apply to this situation. For #2, there no longer is an easy way to download IE6. You download the setup program and it doesn’t work because it still detects IE7. I even tried #3.1, but that didn’t help. And I moved the IE directory in Program Files JIC. And #3.2 couldn’t deal with my lan-based connection to the WinXP install files, and I no longer had a CD. Sigh. So, finally, I downloaded the IEAK (admin kit) and then used that to make a generic build which downloaded the files for me. So, that would be a new #4. Otherwise, though, thanks for the help and putting us on the right track.

  71. mo said, on February 07, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Just wanted to let you know what a relief that I’m not alone in my loathing for Explorer 7. My hubby installed it on my computer (without clearing with me first, btw). Poop on HIM! Speaking of poop, this site is number one on Google for the search phrase, “internet explorer 7 is shit”. ;)

  72. hitesh sahni said, on February 24, 2008 at 8:06 am

    I don’t hate IE 7 inspite of the fact that

    1) It hangs
    2) It crashes
    3)It shows the irritating “find solutions on microsoft” window

    I am used to it.I tried firefox once but didn’t like it.

  73. Umesh Sunderam said, on March 10, 2008 at 9:30 am

    For those who have installed IE 8 beta version and want to uninstall it, as IE 8 is a update to IE 7 get to control panel programs and features, under task look for View installed updates locate IE 8 right click and uninstall it, restart the system.

  74. elhuus said, on April 13, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I personnaly use Opera for 3 years now but a client wanted me to design a program that has the same feel as a website i tried to find something in Mozilla (mozilla is the engine that both opera and firfox use) but i couldn’t find anything to program with so i turned to IE7 webbrowser control but it doesn’t work at all but i heard from a fellow programmer thet IE6 webbrowser control does work
    so thank u , u just saved me

  75. Sue Baskerville (SuezanneCB) said, on April 25, 2008 at 7:13 am

    I’ve had IE 7 a pretty good while now. I don’t really use it, I have two machines and still have IE6 on the primary browser machine. I don’t use IE6 either. I use Flock on my browsing computer and Firefox 3 beta 5 on the other machine. I used to use Opera on both.

    I do have use IE on both machines for a few sites that don’t work well with other browsers. I suppose I could use Maxthon but it’s a bit weird to me.

    I came upon this site while looking for a solution to the “My toolbars won’t stay like I want them” problem. My SnagIt extentions and TextAloud extension insist on taking up a whole line apiece. I move them and then lock the toolbars and the next time I open IE 7 they are back taking up a line apiece. I have the Google toolbar also.

    I suppose I could remove all the extensions but if I have to have the darned thing open I’d like to make use of the toolbars that are made for it.

  76. FlashCrash said, on May 28, 2008 at 1:04 am

    You all hate IE? Then IE hates you all! Kidding, take it easy sukas.

    But really, you have no idea what a big trouble firefox has made web developers go through.

    Check these googled to see…




    SO many problems are companying firfox. You all see it from a user’s point of view. It has really made web developers mad at it.

  77. FlashCrash said, on May 28, 2008 at 1:10 am

    One thing I forgot,
    Firefox is more secure, that’s what everybody say! But can anyone tell me how is it more secure than IE?
    And can anybody tell me if it makes sense that a browser with lower usage be a target of attacks? That’s true. Firefox is not targeted by hackers and crackers yet enough to see if it’s SECURE like people say!

  78. WtfDude said, on June 17, 2008 at 2:16 am

    What the fuck are you talking about FlashCrash. Obviously you’re not a webdeveloper. When I build a web site following CSS / JS standards it works very well in FireFox and will also work in Safari, Opera, Konqueror. Guess where it won’t work properly! You guessed it! IE! Not that just that, but it will also break differently in IE 6 than it does in IE 7, oh the joy!

    Firefox has NOT made web developers mad at it, quite the contrary! With tools like Firebug and an easy to use Javascript console, Firefox is a joy to debug html / js in.

    Your comments are so ignorant I wouldn’t be surprised if you were a Microsoft astroturfer.

  79. Sarah said, on July 08, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Hello. In your directions for removing IE7, the ‘here’ link that is where to go to get good old IE6 back takes me right to where I can get….DA DUMMMMmmm…IE7. Evil microsoft. I can’t find a place to download 6 anymore! can you help?

    and is work. Cannot use Firefox. :c(

  80. zhuk said, on July 11, 2008 at 3:54 am

    Oooooh how *I WISH* I could use my beloved Firefox instead of the horribly annoying IE6!!

    Known & luvd Firefox for years now. THEN it ceased to display any sites @ all about 2 weeks ago..and the FF help/community was no help at all.

    Tried to download Maxthon/Opera/Avant/Deepnet looked great too…but NONE have worked after install.

    So I’m stuck with the awful IE6 :(

    At least I haven’t fallen for the IE7 pitch. That’s something i guess lol

  81. YIFF said, on August 20, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Furthermore, FREE YIFF PORN!!!!:

  82. john said, on August 23, 2008 at 9:19 am

    i still can’t find d way how to uninstall IE7…

    i cant find the the programs(IE7) in the control pannel(add/remove program…

  83. john said, on August 23, 2008 at 9:20 am

    i still can’t find d way how to uninstall IE7…

    i cant find the the programs(IE7) in the control pannel(add/remove program)…

    i have this OS windows XP professional, the IE7 is already buit in…

  84. twig said, on August 23, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    You’re also got the #1 result when I googled ‘internet explorer 7 is crap’.


  85. Sarah Babe said, on September 16, 2008 at 12:11 am

    fuck IE7: real fucking slow to load some website, real pain in the ass! FUCK YOU Bill “Fucking Greedy Ass Bastard Grinch” Gates!

  86. Jazmin said, on September 24, 2008 at 10:03 am

    You’re #1 in Google for “I hate IE7″…congrats!

    By the way, what’s with the photo of that Firefox-dog-creature? Is the hair real? V. cute ; )

  87. The PHA : links for 2008-12-07 said, on December 07, 2008 at 6:30 pm

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  88. Seriouly said, on April 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    WTF? Remove IE7 to reinstall IE6? If anything IE6 is far worse than IE7. I personally hate IE all together, but to go back in time to something that is not even supported anymore is complete foolishness. Pretty soon you’ll stuck having to sit on IE7 or IE8 because web designers like me DO NOT support IE6 anymore. We simply will not even waste our time developing for it. It’s time to get in the “now” and stay with IE7 or IE8 or you might actually have to convince yourself to go with Firefox, which in my web development opinion is by far the best and most up to date, stable browser out there. If you’re going to go back to IE6, why don’t you find a cassette player Walkman and start playing tapes while you’re at it.

  89. ken said, on April 20, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Okay, from a Web developers point of view, I wish IE6,7,8 etc. did NOT EXIST. Firefox, in spite of any problems is way superior. And you all are right, you build a site and it looks good on any browser EXCEPT an IE browser. Then you have to spend sometimes days getting the quirks out so it will look okay on IE. Throw it away. Talk to your IT person or boss and get Firefox or something else. Anything almost is better than IE!!!!

    In the browser world Firefox is truth

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