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How do I uninstall IE 7

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by cybernana, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. cybernana

    cybernana Thread Starter

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    How do I uninstall IE 7 and go back to the old version. I don't like IE 7. I use Firefox most of the time but sometimes you need Internet Explorer.
     
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    Just use Add/Remove Programs to remove 'Windows Internet Explorer 7.' IE6 will be "uncovered" and available for use.

    Just curious--as a Firefox user how is it that you prefer IE6 to IE7?

    EDIT: Of course, I am assuming you have XP. With Vista I doubt that you can or would want to uninstall IE7.
     
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    If you allow "automatic updates" from M$, IE 7 will be reinstalled. You have to use "Custom" mode with "auto" disabled. M$ will tell you every time you do a manual update run that you have stopped a "critical" update(s). Just ignore.

    I do a manual update the middle of each month, since M$ posts updates on the second Tuesday.

    {redoak}
     
  4. cybernana

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    TerryNet,

    Yes I am use XP, but a lot of my pages will not completely load, sometimes it just freezes. Also HP has problems scanning.

    don't like the look and feel as well as IE 6. Any suggestions?
     
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    HP may have a patch for the scanning problem; for me the HP Director stopped working but I found an acceptable (for me) work-around before I realized that IE7 had caused the problem.

    I forgot about that glitch that redoak pointed out. I use automatic notification (but not auto download) so that's another way to get notified of updates w/o getting IE7 reinstalled.

    We all have our own likes and dislikes--I'm just surprised (not that it matters one iota) that a Firefox user would like the look and feel of IE6 better than IE7. I only use IE when forced to, but could probably get used to IE7.
     
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    TerryNet,

    Yes I only use Firefox most of the time but in order to update microsoft, I thought you had to use IE. Maybe I am wrong.
    Cybernana
     
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    There are Firefox add-ons that allow you to view sites with IE rendering. One claims they can even do Windows updates. Search for "firefox ie tab" if you are interested.

    Like you, I use IE for Microsoft/Windows updates.

    Don't be upset by my questions about IE6 vs. IE7. I'm just curious is all.
     
  8. cybernana

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    TerryNet,

    I really appreciate any help that you can give me and I hope that you didn't think I was upset. I am new to most of this and I can use all the help I can get. I will search out the ie tab and use it.

    Please any other suggestions would be most appreciated.
     
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    TerryNet,

    Also when you say search out the ie tab do I do that at the firefox site?
     
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    I used the Google search engine, but yahoo, MSN, etc., should work just as well.
     
  11. cybernana

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    TerryNet,

    I found the IE tab and installed it. Will this mean that I can now update Microsoft in FireFox without having to go onto IE?

    Cybernana
     
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    Don't know. See post #7 for the extent of my knowledge on this. I've never tried.
     
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    TerryNet

    Thank you for your help.
     
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