Can't uninstall IE7 Beta2

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by sean, May 28, 2006.

  1. sean

    sean Guest

    When I tried to uninstall ie7b2 via add/remove programme, I got an error
    message said "%MSG_IE7SameUserUninstall%".
    I've tried other methods but the error window still came out. So I want to
    know what the problem is and how to fix it. Thank you!
    sean, May 28, 2006
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  2. sean

    Bob Guest

    I wonder if it's possible to use "system restore" to restore your computer to
    an earlier date? I would try doing this. "System Restore" does work very
    well. I have repaired quite a few computers using "system restore" but I
    have never tried it for for your problem "sean". Try it. See what happens
    and please let me know if it works out for you. I only have one problem with
    the "beta". Everytime I open "Outlook Express" and read my mail and then
    close my mail, I get a message asking me if I want to compress files in order
    to save disk space and I guess, this is why Microsoft shoved Yahoo down our
    throats!!!! But...other than that, the "beta" appears to be working fine in
    my Computer. Again, sean, try "System Restore" and restore your Computer to
    a date BEFORE you installed the Internet Explorer Beta.

    Bob F.
    Bob, May 28, 2006
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  3. sean

    PA Bear Guest

    Before proceeding, please read! =>

    1. First try uninstalling via Add/Remove Programs. (Tip: Make sure Show
    Updates box is checked.)

    If IE7 isn't found there, try the following which is based on the notes of
    MVP Sandi Hardmeier:

    2. Run the commandline

    %windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2$\spuninst\spuninst.exe (IE7 Beta2)

    %windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\spuninst\spuninst.exe (IE7 Beta2 Preview)

    Replace %windir% (above) with the path to your Windows folder, most often
    'C:\Windows'. Make sure Show Hidden File and Folders is enabled via Control
    Panel > Folder Options.


    3. Go to the key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

    Right click on Internet Explorer > New String Value > Name that value
    InstalledByUser (the value of the new String should be your User Account
    name) > Uninstall IE7 via Add/Remove Programs.

    Some software (for example CCleaner) deletes uninstaller directories such as
    $NtUninstallie7bet2$ (or $NtUninstallie7bet2p$, for IE& Beta2 Preview). If
    the $NtUninstallie7bet2$ folder is empty, or has been deleted completely,
    whether by third party software or manually to preserve disk space, you will
    *not* be able to remove the Beta 2 Preview via Add/Remove Programs or the
    commandline. If running System Restore does not resolve the situation for
    you, then your only choice is to stay with the Preview, or format your PC
    and install Windows anew. You will not be able to install any future builds
    of IE7 while Beta 2 Preview is installed, nor will you be able to run a
    Repair Install of XP.
    PA Bear, May 28, 2006
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