How to uninstall IE9 if not visible at "installed updates"?

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Hi experts!

I need to uninstall IE9. Unfortunately, my computer does not behave as it should: IE9 is not even listed as installed update as it is on other PCs. I googled and found ways to use the update package manager (command line) to uninstall it, but these instructions fail - they seem to be suitable for the Beta of IE9 and not for RTM.

Anyone experienced here?

OS: Vista 32
Question by:McKnife
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    Expert Comment

    I would suggest that you run "System Restore" to a previous point in time, where you can choose the date from before you installed IE9.

    Expert Comment

    Here's what you need to do to uninstall IE9 on Windows Vista or Windows 7:
    click your windows button and type view updates in the search box
    once the results appear, click view installed updates
    Don't want to search? Press Win+R and paste in the following:
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}
    then press Enter.
    wait for the Uninstall an update screen to load completely
    scroll through the list until you find Windows Internet Explorer 9
    click once to highlight IE9, then click the Uninstall button (or right-click and uninstall)
    confirm that you want to uninstall (click yes)
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    Author Comment

    Hi LTP-Legend, could it be that you missed the part where I wrote "IE9 is not even listed as installed update as it is on other PCs"? It's not there.

    @expone: System restore is not used on this machine, I have an image, though but would first take a shot a removing it from the command line.
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    Accepted Solution

    Found it.

    FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

    Did the trick.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Found it myself.

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