Internet Explorer 6 from Internet Explorer 7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by cigloo, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. cigloo

    cigloo Guest

    Help! I need to go back to Internet Exploer 6 from 7 to use a client base
    program that doesn't run with Internet 7. How do I go back to Internet 6 and
    will this mess up my computer at all??
    cigloo, Jun 23, 2008
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    You haven't said /why/ you think you need to go back to IE 6. This may
    well address your problem:

    User Agent String Utility version 2

    To uninstall IE 7 (which returns you to IE 6) follow these directions:

    If you upgraded to IE 7 /after/ you applied SP 3, you'll have to
    uninstall SP 3 first.

    Will it mess up your computer? Not if you do it right (and your computer
    wasn't messed up to begin with.)
    Leonard Grey, Jun 23, 2008
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    zodiachsx Guest

    You should be able to simply uninstall it, unless you already installed
    XP_SP3 over it or you're using Vista. In that case, there's only the
    (unsupported) Multiple IE from

    Aside from that, I'd suggest that you have a long talk with whoever wrote
    this IE6 only software. You could also try Firefox... some IE7 incompatible
    pages are compatible with it.
    zodiachsx, Jun 23, 2008
  4. cigloo

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Uh...let's try that again...

    If you upgraded to IE 7 /BEFORE/ you applied SP 3, you'll have to
    uninstall SP 3 first.
    Leonard Grey, Jun 23, 2008
  5. cigloo

    zodiachsx Guest

    :) posted at the same time
    zodiachsx, Jun 23, 2008
  6. Uninstalling IE7

    [Only use the Command %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot
    uninstall 'WIndows Internet Explorer 7' via Add/Remove Programs; it's safe
    to ignore any warnings that such-and-such might not work if you uninstall


    IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:

    IEBlog: IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 23, 2008

  7. If your OS is Vista you're stuck with IE7.

    In any case it may help to elaborate on your "client base program".
    It's often possible to spoof an IE6 simply by changing the User-Agent string.

    Robert Aldwinckle, Jun 23, 2008
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