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Uninstall IE9 on Win 7- 32 bit SP1 - now NO IE on the thing

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user installed IE9;... it dosent work with the software we use.  uninstlaled it in prog/features, rebooted ...now i dont have ANY freking IE at all... fffffffffffffffffffffffffff

anybody have any ideas?  tried to install IE8 with a downloaded install file and it says this IE not compatible with this OS.

try to click any web links and get "application not found"

thx

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did you restart?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9

After you uninstall Internet Explorer 9, the previously installed version of Internet Explorer will be available on your computer. It is not necessary to reinstall.

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did restart- it did NOT put 8 back on...
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DCrats--
it dosent work with the software we use
What doesn't IE9 do? That may help diagnose the problem.
Reinstall IE9 from a newly freshly downloaded copy (using another PC if needed).

To install either IE8 or IE9 run System Update Readiness Tool first
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947821

For the future--Maybe you uninstalled IE9 incorrectly.  Is it right that the PC had IE8 on it before you installed IE9?  In that case you uninstall from Control Panel |Programs and Features|View Installed Updates and look under Microsoft Windows section "Windows Internet Explorer".
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Check in the registry for this subkey, value of "IsInstalled".. Make sure it is set to a "1"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\>{26923b43-4d38-484f-9b9e-de460746276c}

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It dosent work because the company that supplied the software says it does not.- not ready yet.
It HAD IE 8- the user clicked the "you have new updates" and instlled it without asking
I removed IE9 by unchecking it in th ewprog/features area in control panel
i have rebooted
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wrong spot.. go back and enable it in program features.  go to windows update, search installed updates, remove ie9 from here.. right click and hide it.

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ok will try
Ususlly, to uninstall IE9 is Control Panel -> Programs and Functions -> Installed Updates. You can uninstall IE9 from here!

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If ie9 was uninstalled properly then ....go to control panel ...program and features...click on turn windows feature on and off...and then put a check on internet explorer..click ok and then reboot.


You will get u r internet explorer back.




Ded9

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VE3 got it- i did that and it worked - rebooted and there it was!  8 was back on!

Thanks all- VE3 got most the points- the othres got some for trying too.
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Just to ensure that we are absolutely clear on the correct terminology, the correct path to properly remove an IE9 upate is as follows:

Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> View Installed Updates (on the upper-left)

Scroll down until youfind Windows Internet Explorer 9.  Highlight and click the Uninstall button.

As an alternative, you can open a command prompt with elevated privileges and execute the following:

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

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