Solved

How can I revert from IE9 to IE8 on Windows 7 64-bit?

Posted on 2012-03-31
8
594 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-31
Hello,
How can I revert from IE9 to IE8 on Windows 7 64-bit?

I cannot tolerate that annoying message "Show Risk blah..." that appears on almost every web page I visit
BTW, how can people tolerate this?  it is the most annoying thing I have ever encountered in software.

OR

If I have to use IE9, how can I disable those annoying messages that pop up at the bottom of almost every web page?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:cliffordgormley
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 94

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 37791259
You can turn off the Smart Screen filter to disable the messages. IE, Tools, Smart Screen filter and Turn off.

This is preferable, in my opinion, to uninstalling it, since IE10 is due out soon.

However, to uninstall, go to Windows Updates, Installed Updates and scroll down to IE9. Remove the installed update and it will revert you to IE8.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:motnahp00
ID: 37791270
To remove IE9 go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> and uncheck IE9
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:jcimarron
ID: 37791272
cliffordgormley--Perhaps of help
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9

Some of the messages come from settings in IE Tools|Internet Explorer|Security tab|Custom level settings.  We would have to know each message to tell you which setting.
0
The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

 

Author Comment

by:cliffordgormley
ID: 37791277
Hi Thinkpad
I still get the following messages: "Only secure content is displayed.  What's the risk?
And then I have to select the "x" to close the message.
Thanks!
0
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 37791291
I get that message only occasionally and it occurs only for a small number of sites.

Try resetting IE. This brings back IE to out-of-the-box settings. IE, Tools, Internet Options, Advanced and Reset. This also deletes saved passwords so make sure you have a record.

Once reset, see if the behaviour changes and post back.  .... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 37791296
Also, once reset, or even otherwise, take a look at this site for another way to disable this message. Look down near the bottom.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-disable-only-secure-content-is-displayed-in-ie-always-show-all-mixed-content/

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cliffordgormley
ID: 37791346
Thanks.
I uninstalled the Windows Update.
0
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 37791353
Thank you. I was pleased to help you with this. ... Thinkpads_User
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Configuring network clients can be a chore, especially if there are a large number of them or a lot of itinerant users.  DHCP dynamically manages this process, much to the relief of users and administrators alike!
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question