Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Chris, Nov 21, 2006.

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    Chris Guest

    How can I get rid of internet explorer 7. It automatically installed on my
    computer and I hate it. I just want to get back to 6 with sevice pack 2. The
    online help doesn't work because its only for some beta version and you can't
    seem to find the latest version of internet explorer 6 anywhere.

    Internet 7 is TERRIBLE. It adds a wonderful google search bar for me, but
    its worse than my original one and it will not let you get rid of it. It adds
    tabs, which are much like normal tabs except they take up part of the webpage
    even when your not using then (oh and you also cant get rid of them). Then it
    adds a wonderful popup blocker which makes it difficult to type one of these
    messages cause it blocks the window. All of the old useful buttons are gone,
    and now replaced with new pointless ones. Thanks microsoft!! I have now
    wasted 2 or 3 hours trying to get rid of this garbage and the only thing I've
    found is that it is hard to contact your customer support unless you want to
    wait all day on hold in order to talk to someone in India who you may or may
    not be able to understand.

    So anyways, can someone tell me how to revert back to the old version?
    Chris, Nov 21, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    Do some RESEARCH. This is answered HUNDREDS of times a day in this group.
    Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs and uninstall it.
    Gordon, Nov 21, 2006
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Control Panel | Add / Remove Programs.
    Bruce Hagen, Nov 21, 2006
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    RJK Guest

    Stick with it, IE7 is VERY good ! :)

    Every upgrade, or move to a newer version is sometimes daunting, ....I swore
    I was gonna stick with W98 ages ago ....that never worked !

    I mirror imaged my Windows boot-drive, prior to installing IE7, so that I
    could take a peek at it, ....I like it.
    And I don't know what all the fuss is about in here - it hasn't caused any
    problems at all on my machine !
    ....come to think of it, I can't remember the last time an upgrade or Windows
    update caused a problem on my PC

    regards, Richard
    RJK, Nov 21, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    I agree - however, as I am NOT going to go the Vista route, I have
    uninstalled after having used it since Beta 2......
    Gordon, Nov 21, 2006
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    jgbaxter Guest

    Bah, it sucks.

    Simply put, if you can not have more options to customize certain areas like
    removing the command bar, MS can kma. :p
    jgbaxter, Nov 21, 2006
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    jofnah Guest

    Well you're the lucky one! On our pc (which runs XP plus all the current
    upgrades, updates and everything sparkly clean) IE7 comes up with a blue
    screen and an error message every time we open it. It won't allow us to have
    a home page, won't open our favourite websites, and just goes 'boink' when
    you click to activate anything on a page. It's taken me hours of farting
    about to try and make it behave, and took me more hours of reasearch to find
    the advice on how to unistall the thing. And I'm the one in the house that
    knows about computers - the wife and kids stood no chance with it. Terrible.
    I've got rid of it (see the second question from the top on Microsoft's own
    advice page if you want to do the same) and am far happier!
    jofnah, Nov 21, 2006
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    RJK Guest

    "Lucky one" ...agreed, a degree, ...or two ! :)

    "...sparkly clean, " ...I doubt it, or quite possibly you wouldn't have had
    any trouble. Obviously, IE7 installation was unhappy after being stuffed
    into your specific, (possibly aged?), XP environment !

    It's only the ones that hit trouble, (usually a very tiny percentage), that

    regards, Richard
    RJK, Nov 21, 2006
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