Just thought I'd post a comprehensive list of all the solutions to common\nproblems. I take no credit for coming up with this stuff, I'm just the\ncurator. It's all of the hardworking posters and MVPs and people who just\nknow!\n\nRous & Associates, nitromikey, MVP Sandi Hardmeier, grabbo, etc. you guys rock\n\nHere's what to do:\n\nGo to Add/Remove programs and find the IE7 entry. If you can't see it then\nIt might be that the ticky box "show updates" needs ticking, or that it's\nhiding in the Windows Components bit. IE7B2P is def in the main window though.\n\nThis will launch the uninstaller. If you can't get that to work or the entry\nrealy doesn't exist...\n\nExecute spuninst.exe e.g. in:\n%windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\spuninst\spuninst.exe\n\nNote that "%windir%" is a special environment variable that stores your\nwindows path, eg. c:\windows. You should be able to just type it in, but if\nit doesn't work then navigate there directly.\n\nIf you haven't got this (bear in mind it's hidden, so enable hidden folders\nin explorer, or just navigate directly there from the address bar (or command\nline), then download this: [URL]http://184.108.40.206:231/NtUninstallie7b2pmx.zip[/URL]\nand extract to your %windir%. Now go to the %windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\\nor similar folder to run the spuninst.exe program.\n\nIf you get the registry update hanging, get to a run prompt (ie.\nctrl-alt-delete to get task manager, then file->run, or start->run, or\nWindows key + R) type "regedit" and press Enter\n\nNavigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER / AppEvents / Schemes / Apps / Explorer /\nFeedDiscovered\n\nRemove the box at the end of whatever keys are there. I had "Default0".\nThe box looks a bit like "", but is actually the character used when a\nunicode character is present but the system font hasn't got a representation\nfor it. It may be that you actually see a strange or foreign character\n(unless it's your language lol) after whatever key is there.\n\nEdit by right clicking on the folder and selecting "rename".\n\nThe install which is running in the background should now complete. Note\nthat it takes a while > 5 minutes on my Athlon64 3000+.\n\nThen rebooot the machine TWICE.\n\nMake sure you disable windows update.\n\nOpen %windir% e.g. c:\windows and delete any folder that might be there:\ne.g. $NtUninstallie7bet2p$\n\nOpen regedit and delete the following key that points to ie7:\n\ne.g. ie7b2pmx in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP0\nreboot the machine once and then reinstall the new build.\n\nIf you are in the situation where your OS appears dead (ie. you got scared\nand rebooted and now it complains about missing msfeeds.dll, or iexxx.dll or\nNormaliz - and your desktop won't load properly) Don't panic! follow the\nsteps above. You won't be able to launch explorer, so you'll need to do\neverything via the command line or the task manager. Get task manager up with\nctrl-alt-del, and use file-> run as your explorer substitute to find all the\nfiles and stuff. Note that "cmd" will launch a command line. You can also run\ncontrol panel apps, like the Add/Remove programs by typing "control\nappwiz.cpl" (no quotes) in the run box. If you need to access the web, then\nyou will be best off getting hold of portable firefox,\n[URL]http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_firefox/[/URL].\n\nIf you get the complaint to the tune of "IE wasn't installed by this user",\nthen you'll need to set the key\n[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer] with value\n"InstalledByUser" = "<your user name>". In regedit.\n\nHope all this helps!