Last call before a fresh install...
How do I remove IE7 Beta w/o having the entry in Software Add/Remove Programs (updates=visible) _nor_ the uninstall files (see http://reviews.cnet.com/4531-10921_7-6470326.html
Background: As my XP Home Edition SP2 was getting slow and freeze prone I used a tune-up utility clean/repair... and I left the default of deleting the hotfix packages checked. As the system stability did not improve much, I then made a repair installation of Windows XP Home SP1, applied SP2 and all updates. All looks fine, with the exception of Internet Explorer 7 which will not even start anymore. Clear case of file version mix-up. But I also can not re install IE6 (Message "There is a newer version on your machine..."). Tried Windows Update and all updates related to IE failed. Firefox 1.5 is running fine. Is it time for fresh install ? As I have more applications and hardware than is reasonable, this is a daunting task.