How to get IE6 Back/"uninstall" IE7 Beta

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by slackerdanman, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. You can use the "SYSTEM RESTORE" software built into XP to restore the system
    to a time before you installed IE7 BETA & get back IE6 onto your computer
    system.

    You can access "SYSTEM RESTORE" by clicking the "START BUTTON" then select
    "PROGRAMMES" with your mouse pointer. Then slect "ACCESSORIES" followed by
    "SYSTEM TOOLS" Then CLICK on "SYSTEM RESTORE" to start the software. You will
    then be presented with a calender of restore points. Choose a restore point
    from before you installed the IE7 Beta your system will then revert back to
    IE6........ You may have to re-install any other software you installed after
    installing the IE7 Beta.........

    It takes a little time - About 20-30 minutes on my system which is old &
    slow... & requires a "RESTART" of your computer but after that you get IE6
    back.

    You can then uninstall IE7 Beta from the "ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMMES", But when I
    tried I got a warning saying it could corrupt most of the software on my
    system so I did not try...... Unless you are running out of hard drive space
    I would advise NOT uninstalling IE7 Beta...... Unless you are prepared to
    re-intall Windows ?!?!?

    I hope this helps.............
     
    slackerdanman, Mar 22, 2006
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    JRosenfeld Guest

    It is much better to use add/remove; click the box show updates, for the
    original release, scroll down to the Windows updates section, IE 7 will be
    listed there. The latest release it appears in the list as Internet Explorer
    7 beta 2 preview, not under the Windows updates.
     
    JRosenfeld, Mar 22, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    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:

    Run the commandline

    %windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\spuninst\spuninst.exe

    (replace %windir% with the path to your Windows folder, most often
    c:\windows). Make sure view hidden folders is enabled via Control Panel,
    Folder Options.

    or

    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.
     
    PA Bear, Mar 23, 2006
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  4. You can pretty much safely ignore the pop up about your software breaking...
    I haven't had any trouble with uninstalling/installing it.
     
    Rous and Associates, Mar 23, 2006
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