uninstalling IE8 Beta 2

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Prashant, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Prashant

    Prashant Guest

    It's getting very hard to uninstall IE8 Beta 2.
    I find a lot of time wasted for uninstalling this.

    Tried a lot of commands using elevated mode, enough.

    Kindly let me know how to UnInstall this IE8 Beta 2 and roll back to my IE7
    Standard.

    Waiting for early response.
     
    Prashant, Aug 30, 2008
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  2. It's in the Release Notes.
    Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Release Notes
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949787
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Aug 30, 2008
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  3. PA Bear [MS MVP], Aug 30, 2008
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  4. Prashant

    Prashant Guest

    The command that's there in ReleaseNotes doesn't got executed.

    Manually, tried to go to the Path and tried to remove the MUM packages. Not
    helped me in uninstalling the IE.

    Then,

    Uninstalled a Security Update by checking the installed date and uninstalled.

    IE 8 Beta 2 got Uninstalled successfully.
     
    Prashant, Aug 30, 2008
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  5. Prashant

    Caburg Guest

    Caburg, Sep 15, 2008
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  6. Prashant

    Caburg Guest

    1. Why doesn't IE8 Beta 2 show up " In the Tasks pane, click View installed
    updates. " I don't understand the rest of the instructions - ie "elevated
    command prompt", etc. But apparently, even if I did, its more complicated
    than *that* -- according to the experience of Prashant.

    2. Before I installed, I *did* read about compatibility issues -- but
    apparently there is a known one with McAfee that is not listed. (When I
    contacted McAfee, they informed me of this issue - and told me to uninstall
    IE8b2 -- which I assumed I could easily do). When I couldn't find IE listed
    among "installed updates",

    3. I contacted my OEM - Dell -- and they told me to use a Vista restore
    point to fix the issue (the person I spoke with there didn't even know where
    to find them or how to do it!) I did manage to do that -- but it did not fix
    anything.

    4. Now what do I do?

    thanks,

    Caburg

    (apologies if I posted a blank post previously - having trouble reading the
    form )
     
    Caburg, Sep 15, 2008
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  7. It does show up there under Vista. For WinXP the route is different, but ub
    either case you have to look for Windtows Explorer 8m not Internet Explorer
    8.
    Backup your data and return your machine,to a "factory fresh" condidiotn.
    Read your manual.
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Sep 15, 2008
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  8. Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
    posting to this newsgroup, please.

    => IE Beta Public Newsgroup Support: microsoft.public.internetexplorer.beta

    Via the web-interface:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...spx?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.beta

    Via your newsreader:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.beta

    [Yes, I understand that the link you used may have brought you to IE General
    newsgroup. We've gotten one of 'em fixed but there's still one more to go.]
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 15, 2008
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  9. Prashant

    Frogg Guest

    I am having the same problem. I found out too late that IE 8 Beta 2 is not
    compatable with and not supported by McAfee Security Center. When I open
    McAfee, all I get is the McAfee window shell except it is blank inside.

    Had a chat with McAfee tech and I was told to find out from Microsoft how to
    remove IE 8 Beta 2 and roll back to IE 7. McAfee can not help me. So it is up
    to Microsoft.

    I am running Windows XP with Service Pack 3. I looked at the release notes
    and tried to do an uninstall via the Add/Remove program. No good. IE 8 Beta 2
    program was listed, but had no "Remove" button. Nothing I have tried works.
    Sysem Restore has been tried and does not work because of some other
    problems. I can't restore back to when IE 8... was installed.

    So what I am needing from Microsoft is either how to fix IE 8 to work with
    McAfee or how to uninstall IE 8 and roll back to IE 7. It must be one or the
    other because this situation is dangerous and unacceptable. With IE 8 Beta 2
    I can't use my McAfee Anti-Virus Program.

    The Frogg
     
    Frogg, Sep 16, 2008
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  10. Welcome to the world of Beta Testers.
    Now just reformat your computer and reinstall Windows.
    That is what Beta Tests are good at.

    |I am having the same problem. I found out too late that IE 8 Beta 2 is not
    | compatable with and not supported by McAfee Security Center. When I open
    | McAfee, all I get is the McAfee window shell except it is blank inside.
    |
    | Had a chat with McAfee tech and I was told to find out from Microsoft how to
    | remove IE 8 Beta 2 and roll back to IE 7. McAfee can not help me. So it is up
    | to Microsoft.
    |
    | I am running Windows XP with Service Pack 3. I looked at the release notes
    | and tried to do an uninstall via the Add/Remove program. No good. IE 8 Beta 2
    | program was listed, but had no "Remove" button. Nothing I have tried works.
    | Sysem Restore has been tried and does not work because of some other
    | problems. I can't restore back to when IE 8... was installed.
    |
    | So what I am needing from Microsoft is either how to fix IE 8 to work with
    | McAfee or how to uninstall IE 8 and roll back to IE 7. It must be one or the
    | other because this situation is dangerous and unacceptable. With IE 8 Beta 2
    | I can't use my McAfee Anti-Virus Program.
    |
    | The Frogg
    |
    | "Prashant" wrote:
    |
    | > It's getting very hard to uninstall IE8 Beta 2.
    | > I find a lot of time wasted for uninstalling this.
    | >
    | > Tried a lot of commands using elevated mode, enough.
    | >
    | > Kindly let me know how to UnInstall this IE8 Beta 2 and roll back to my IE7
    | > Standard.
    | >
    | > Waiting for early response.
    | >
     
    Richard in AZ, Sep 16, 2008
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  11. Prashant

    Frogg Guest

    That is also unacceptable because to do that I would lose 10000 .mp3 and .wma
    music files.

    Microsoft must do something so I can make it work with McAfee or roll back
    to IE 7. They created the monster so they need to tell me how to tame it or
    destroy it. There should have been a warning about not working with McAfee
    before I installed the P. o' S.!
     
    Frogg, Sep 16, 2008
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  12. Prashant

    Gordon Guest

    Umm what don't you understand about BETA software? And that hoary old
    chestnut..."MS should make their software compatible with all the TRILLIONS
    of third party apps...." If they did that nothing would EVER be released...
     
    Gordon, Sep 16, 2008
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  13. You don't get it do you? You are testing the software to find the problems.
    Now you have found a problem and MS may take care of it in the next Beta release.
    But you are screwed if you have not backed up your data and are not prepared to reformat and
    reinstall.
    What part of BETA don't you understand.

    | That is also unacceptable because to do that I would lose 10000 .mp3 and .wma
    | music files.
    |
    | Microsoft must do something so I can make it work with McAfee or roll back
    | to IE 7. They created the monster so they need to tell me how to tame it or
    | destroy it. There should have been a warning about not working with McAfee
    | before I installed the P. o' S.!
    |
    | "Richard in AZ" wrote:
    |
    | > Welcome to the world of Beta Testers.
    | > Now just reformat your computer and reinstall Windows.
    | > That is what Beta Tests are good at.
    | >
    | > | > |I am having the same problem. I found out too late that IE 8 Beta 2 is not
    | > | compatable with and not supported by McAfee Security Center. When I open
    | > | McAfee, all I get is the McAfee window shell except it is blank inside.
    | > |
    | > | Had a chat with McAfee tech and I was told to find out from Microsoft how to
    | > | remove IE 8 Beta 2 and roll back to IE 7. McAfee can not help me. So it is up
    | > | to Microsoft.
    | > |
    | > | I am running Windows XP with Service Pack 3. I looked at the release notes
    | > | and tried to do an uninstall via the Add/Remove program. No good. IE 8 Beta 2
    | > | program was listed, but had no "Remove" button. Nothing I have tried works.
    | > | Sysem Restore has been tried and does not work because of some other
    | > | problems. I can't restore back to when IE 8... was installed.
    | > |
    | > | So what I am needing from Microsoft is either how to fix IE 8 to work with
    | > | McAfee or how to uninstall IE 8 and roll back to IE 7. It must be one or the
    | > | other because this situation is dangerous and unacceptable. With IE 8 Beta 2
    | > | I can't use my McAfee Anti-Virus Program.
    | > |
    | > | The Frogg
    | > |
    | > | "Prashant" wrote:
    | > |
    | > | > It's getting very hard to uninstall IE8 Beta 2.
    | > | > I find a lot of time wasted for uninstalling this.
    | > | >
    | > | > Tried a lot of commands using elevated mode, enough.
    | > | >
    | > | > Kindly let me know how to UnInstall this IE8 Beta 2 and roll back to my IE7
    | > | > Standard.
    | > | >
    | > | > Waiting for early response.
    | > | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
     
    Richard in AZ, Sep 16, 2008
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  14. [X-post to IE Beta newsgroup.]

    Which was installed first, IE8 Beta 2 or WinXP SP3? See
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/03/13/installing-ie8.aspx

    Was McAfee Security Center running in the background when you installed IE8
    Beta 2 and/or WinXP SP3?

    Do you use "Registry cleaners"?

    => IE Beta Public Newsgroup Support: microsoft.public.internetexplorer.beta
    --
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    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
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    <snip>
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 16, 2008
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  15. Prashant

    Frogg Guest

    That's all well and good, but what I don't understand is why there isn't a
    way out. It's not my fault in the least that MS didn't at least do that! One
    of the problems shouldn't be that it can't be uninstalled.
     
    Frogg, Sep 16, 2008
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  16. Prashant

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Lol...If you aren't familiar with beta testing, why did you install beta
    software? Richard was right - you really don't get it.
     
    Leonard Grey, Sep 16, 2008
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  17. Prashant

    Gordon Guest

    I have to say in Frogg's defence that the IE8 site doesn't go out of it's
    way to say that it IS a BETA.....the word "BETA" is not all that intrusive,
    and if you click on "download" there is nothing really there that alerts
    people who may not know what a Beta is, of the dangers and pitfalls...
     
    Gordon, Sep 16, 2008
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  18. Prashant

    Leonard Grey Guest

    I haven't seen the Windows Update page, so I can't comment on that.

    Microsoft's IE 8 beta page clearly calls it "beta". Moreover, if someone
    doesn't know enough to read the release notes, or to do any kind of
    research or preparation, before installing an upgrade to their operating
    system I have little sympathy for them.

    If anything, Microsoft could do a better job of publicizing best
    practices for installing software (as they do, for example, whenever
    they suggest editing the registry).
     
    Leonard Grey, Sep 16, 2008
    #18
  19. IE8 Beta can be uninstalled under certain circumstances: See
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/03/13/installing-ie8.aspx

    Related discussion (though running Vista SP1):
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr..._frm/thread/3940a9a96ef5e965/c695be34da435d30

    Would you blame GM if you were injured in an accident driving a Chevy truck
    without wearing your seatbelt?
    --
    ~PA Bear

    <snip>
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 16, 2008
    #19
  20. Gordon wrote:
    Horse hockey! The word "beta" and/or the IE8 Beta graphic is found on each
    other following pages (as well as in their URLs):

    IE8 Beta 2 home page
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/default.aspx

    Download links for IE8 Beta 2
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/worldwide-sites.aspx

    IE8 Beta 2 Installation Tips & Troubleshooter
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949220

    IE8 Beta 2 Release Notes
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949787

    IE8 Beta 2 Readiness Toolkit
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/readiness/default.aspx
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 16, 2008
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