How to remove the Internet Exporer

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jamsheed

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Hello guys,

I need to know how to remove the internet explorer from my winxp since i am getting problem with, you guidence will be appreciated.
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redoak

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Are you refering to IE 7? IE 6 shouldn't be removed, and doing it is a task in any event. IE 7 should be found at Start>Settings>Conrol Panel>Add or Remove - - . You can routinely remove it there, with the resident "6" being automatically reactivated.

HOWEVER, M$ will constantly reinstall "7", if you allow automatic updates in any manner. M$ is simply cramming "7" down our throats. The only recourse is to not use auto updates and manually go thru the "Security Center" on the Control Panel. [I have put an icon link to it on my desktop.] Then there is a further complication!! M$ will urge you to accept their full stable of updates, which will include "7." Don't go that route, but use "Custom" mode and then you will be able delete "7" from the download/installation. Again, M$ will infer with an advisory message that you don't know what you are doing and really shouldn't exclude "7". This will occur every time you check for new critical updates.

"Big brother" at its worst!

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Frank4d

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I ran Windows Update in manual mode and unchecked the box for "install IE7 whether I need it or not". Then checked the box for "don't try to cram this update down my throat again".
 
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jamsheed said:
Hello guys,

I need to know how to remove the internet explorer from my winxp since i am getting problem with, you guidence will be appreciated.
Best Regards
It's difficult to help you when the solution is assumed in the question. With all due respect you have assumed that IE is the problem.

Can you send in an attachment of the screen print which you see causing you to assume IE is an issue?

Everything RedOak says is correct and removing IE is a bad idea.

You need to be much more specific about the symptoms you have and send those in.
 

redoak

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I should add that I do not use IE in any version for my regular browsing. In effect, I have it turned off only to be used for manually downloading from the M$ site, always excluding IE 7, since it appears to be "bad news". Furthermore, "6" is all I need.

Yes, as noted, you can "permanently" omit IE 7 or any other suggested download when using the "Custom" mode. M$ doesn't think that is wise, however, and comes back with a shaking finger message.

{redoak}
 
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No bad news on IE7 of my own, but still using IE6 for now.

Waiting for 6 months as with all new stuff from M$ or anybody else!
 

redoak

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Seems there are many posts here complaing of one thing or another related to IE 7. SupposeI should have used "complaints" instead of "bad news." However, I would think the connotation would be clear.

This is the last of my posts here, good friends. My position has been made quite clear, and I did provide some helpful info early on.

{redoak}
 
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