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How to reinstall IE6

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I was having trouble with IE7. It said "Done, but with errors." Most sub webpages either say the same thing or don't load the game.
I would like to know how to uninstall IE6. It isn't listed in A/R Programs. I don't want to have to reinstall XP.
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Hello Precious1mil,

Please see the following Microsoft KB article:
How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/927177

Method 1: Use "Add or Remove Programs" to uninstall Internet Explorer 7
Step 1: Use "Add or Remove Programs" to uninstall Internet Explorer 7
a.  Click Start, and then click Run.
b.  In the Open box, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
c.  In the list of programs, click Windows Internet Explorer 7, and then click Remove.
d.  Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7.
After you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, double-click the Internet Explorer icon to verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored.

If you cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 by using this method, try Method 2.
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Method 2: Use Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7
Step 1: Make hidden files and hidden folders visible
a.  Click Start, and then click My Documents.
b.  On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
c.  Click the View tab.
d.  In the Advanced settings list, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

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Step 2: Run Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7
a.  Click Start, and then click Run.
b.  In the Open box, type %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then click OK.
c.  Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7.
After you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, double-click the Internet Explorer icon to verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored.

Regards,

LucF
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precious1mil,

If you want to keep IE7 and make the website that you are trying to acceess visible in IE7, Spoof the site by tweaking your user-agent.  Follow the directions in this link:
http://enhanceie.com/useragent.aspx
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