Uninstalling IE9

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Uninstalling IE9

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I'm a Firefox user and need a bit of IE help. My sister in law is having all sorts of trouble with IE9. She wants to know if she can remove IE9 and reinstall IE8. I seem to recall seeing somewhere that uninstalling IE9 would result in the restoration of IE8. Is that so? If not, how does she restore IE8?
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Your memory is correct: if she uninstalls Internet Explorer 9, the previous version will be restored automatically.
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Control Panel, Programs and Features, View Installed Updates, select IE9 and uninstall
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Thank you both for this information. Ted, I was thinking more along the lines of "Control Panel>Programs and Features>Turn Windows features on or off>select IE9" to uninstall but I see now that this might remove IE (any and all versions) completely.
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With Vista & Windows 7 you can not completely uninstall IE. You can only turn it off. The path Ted supplied is correct because IE9 is supplied as an update.

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Great! Thanks.
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JoeP wrote:With Vista & Windows 7 you can not completely uninstall IE. You can only turn it off. The path Ted supplied is correct because IE9 is supplied as an update.

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Joe, I would like your opinion re: installing IE9 as an update or downloading it from the web?
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Gloria E wrote:...I would like your opinion re: installing IE9 as an update or downloading it from the web?
There is no difference. When you install IE9 as an update it has to be downloaded from the web.
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I always prefer to download the file directly from MS for large updates rather than go through Windows Updates. It probably is just a personal preference. I seem to have had less trouble over the years doing this.
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StuartR wrote:
Gloria E wrote:...I would like your opinion re: installing IE9 as an update or downloading it from the web?
There is no difference. When you install IE9 as an update it has to be downloaded from the web.
Gee Stuart, but of course, I should have thought of that. Thanks for refreshing my memory. :thankyou:

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