how do i uninstall ie7 beta and go back to ie 6

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by asdonaldson, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. asdonaldson

    asdonaldson Guest

    can some one please tell me how to uninstall internet explorer 7 and to go
    back to ie 6
    asdonaldson, Apr 4, 2006
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    Galen Guest

    In asdonaldson had this to say:

    My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
    Uninstall Internet Explorer 7 beta:

    Galen - MS MVP - Windows (Shell/User & IE)

    "At present I am, as you know, fairly busy, but I propose to devote my
    declining years to the composition of a textbook which shall focus the
    whole art of detection into one volume." - Sherlock Holmes
    Galen, Apr 4, 2006
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    katie1234 Guest

    When I try to uninstall IE7 Beta 1, it shows me a dialog box that says,
    "Setup detected the following programs on your computer. If IE7 is removed,
    these programs might not run properly. Do you want to continue?" It then
    shows me a huge list of programs including many XP security updates, Rhapsody
    music player, Flash player, Taxcut, etc. Is it really true that if I proceed
    all of these things "might" be broken? Is there any way for me to find out
    more detail about this error?
    katie1234, Apr 4, 2006
  4. asdonaldson

    PA Bear Guest

    Please read! =>

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

    If IE7 isn't found there, try the following, compiled by/courtesy of MVP
    Sandi Hardmeier:

    2. Run the commandline


    [%windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\spuninst\spuninst.exe (according to the
    dated Release Notes)]

    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
    $NtUninstallie7bet2pmx$. If the $NtUninstallie7bet2pmx$ 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, Apr 4, 2006
  5. asdonaldson

    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Apr 4, 2006
  6. This is my advice: 1- Go to ADD/REMOVE Programs in Control Panel. 2- As the
    list is populated, make sure you check the checkbox that says "Show
    Updates". It should then display the IE Beta Preview installed. 3- Click on
    REMOVE since this program ONLY has that option unlike the other programs
    that usually show the "Change/Remove" feature. And that's it. That is what
    I've been doing over and over again every time I install and uninstall IE
    7.0 Beta Preview. I haven't had any problem whatsoever (at least up to
    now ).
    Good Luck!
    Raul Castillo, Apr 5, 2006
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    mikeofp Guest

    system restore works just fine

    mikeofp, Apr 29, 2006
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