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Can't Uninstall IE6

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Toddles18, Dec 3, 2001.

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  1. Toddles18

    Toddles18 Thread Starter

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    ok, i've been having problems with IE6 and want to go back to IE5.5, problem is, when i go to uninstall, the remove option is grayed out, all I can do is repair or add new component. AnyThoughts?
     
  2. Ginnis12

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    Go into your control panel, ADD/REMOVE Programs. Remove the new IE from there.
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    But that's what Toddles said he tried to do.

    Take a look at the folowing article: From How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 6:

    Hopefully there's something there for you.

    Good luck,
     
  4. Toddles18

    Toddles18 Thread Starter

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    well, I was hoping I wouldn't have to re-install windows, but thats what the site said Tony, thanks for the link, I'll post back if this fix's this or not.
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    I found the following in a news group.
    I haven't the foggiest whether it's any good:

    This procedure has worked for some people:

    Open C:\Program files\Internet Explorer.
    Right click the folder Uninstall information.
    Click 'Properties', and uncheck the hidden mode, and press 'OK'
    Now go to C:\Program files\Internet Explorer\Setup, and Run 'setup.exe'

    Good luck,
     
  6. Toddles18

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    I didn't get your last suggestion before I re-installed windows but the good news is, it worked, all i had to do was rename one file and it reinstalled IE5 to it's default settings, so I am happy and my problem is gone. Thanks for the link.:)
     
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