Downgrade IE8 to 7..what a mess
Posted on 2009-07-13
I have a user who needs to use IE7 instead of 8 which most of our users use.
I tried to downgrade IE8 by going into control panel add/remove programs and removing the updates first and then IE8, I was under the impression that IE7 was suppose to come 'alive' at this point but it did not, when i rebooted and typed iexplore in the run prompt it looked as if ie6 was running. So i went to firefox and downloaded ie7 from the website and installed it but it does not appear to be working all i get is a blank page and whenever i try to browse to a webpage it will say connecting in the task bar but never actually connect.
Since then i have tried to uninstall ie7, uninstall ie completely from the windows components, reinstall it from the sp3 disk, reinstall it from live update but nothing.
Also i have notice when i start ie7 when i try to go to internet options it tells me that i do not have the permissions to do that. Sometimes i receive an error that refers to ordinal 163 and ierutil.
Any help is much appreciate i really do not want to have to blast this machine again.