Cannot uninstall IE 7 Beta 1

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by rreidsmith, Jan 31, 2006.

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    rreidsmith Guest

    I used uninstaller in Add / Remove. Did not do much. Rebooted. Tried
    uninstalling IE. Same result. I cannot install the Beta 2 preview. It tells
    me IE 7 is present.
    rreidsmith, Jan 31, 2006
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  2. Add/Remove Programs -> check Show Updates -> remove IE7 b1 from under Windows

    That worked fine for me...
    MasterOfTheHat, Jan 31, 2006
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    p0wd3r Guest

    I followed the uninstall options in Add/Remove Programs as stated below. Now
    IE7 does not show up under Add/Remove programs, but it is still installed. I
    used the "Add/Remove Windows Components" option and unchecked "Internet
    Explorer". After it was done, IE was still installed. Then I checked it
    again, thinking this would install IE6, but it did nothing after it was done.
    I still can't remove IE7 Beta 1. The version is 7.0.5112.0 Update Version:
    Beta 1. I'd like to update to Beta 2, because Beta 1 has some issues with
    PNG graphics and I want to see if Beta 2 fixed those issues before I submit a
    bug report.

    So, please let me know how I can manually remove IE7 Beta 1, because the
    regular unstaller options don't work for me.
    p0wd3r, Jan 31, 2006
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    rreidsmith Guest

    YES!! This is the same issue I have.

    rreidsmith, Jan 31, 2006
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    GregBrewer Guest

    I am having the same issue as well.
    GregBrewer, Jan 31, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    Had you installed the earlier build in the unsupported side-by-side
    PA Bear, Jan 31, 2006
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    GregBrewer Guest

    No, I was using the normal install for beta 1.

    GregBrewer, Jan 31, 2006
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    M. Mincey Guest

    I'm having the same issue. Does not show up in Add/Remove Programs even with
    Show Updates checked off.
    M. Mincey, Jan 31, 2006
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    amark123 Guest

    Help same here. Has anyone been able to get this resolved?
    amark123, Jan 31, 2006
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    M. Mincey Guest

    Well, I discovered part of my uninstall folder is gone from the
    Windows folder. Even after I made sure to show all hidden files, there are
    other uninstall folders there, but not the one for IE7 Beta. Now I think I
    really have an issue.
    M. Mincey, Jan 31, 2006
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    Curt Guest

    Curt, Jan 31, 2006
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    Rbrummy Guest

    I set a Restore point before installing and when I uninstalled I simply used
    my Restore point and IE 6 is back and working fine.
    Rbrummy, Jan 31, 2006
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    Curt Guest

    Same here. Can't launch IE6 either.


    Curt, Jan 31, 2006
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    M. Mincey Guest

    I'd do that, but I've been running Beta 1 for so long now that I've installed
    so much other stuff in the meantime. I've literally been running it since it
    came out (last July), so a restore for 6 months isn't going to work for me,
    but normally, that would be a route that I'd take.
    M. Mincey, Feb 1, 2006
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    Amit Guest

    I remember manually deleting the B1 uninstall folder, and so I'm in the same
    situation also.
    Amit, Feb 1, 2006
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    amark123 Guest

    Ie7 install messed up my System Restore. I did a restore point and know I get
    an error wen opening up system restore. I get an error opening up Norton
    Antivirus. This really messed up my system. I have to remove this. Is there
    anyone to contact or any info on getting this issue resolved? Help/advice
    needed, thanks.
    amark123, Feb 1, 2006
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    brent Guest

    Quoting from a different post....

    Hi Dan,

    The entry should be under 'Windows XP - Software Updates'. However, if that
    does not exist you can uninstall by running

    You need to have "View hidden folders" enabled to see the backup director.


    brent, Feb 1, 2006
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    Amit Guest

    Thanks, but what about users like me who don't have that folder at all any
    more? Is there any workaround?
    Amit, Feb 1, 2006
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    M. Mincey Guest

    I'm right there with ya.
    M. Mincey, Feb 1, 2006
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    Curt Guest

    Wish I'd done that. Now I can't even get into System Restore. Looks like
    reinstall time...

    Curt, Feb 1, 2006
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