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Downgrade Deployed Internet Explorer 11 Back to Internet Explorer 8

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Hey Guys -

I'm an SCCM admin for a company which currently uses IE8 on their workstations for compatibility purposes.  They wanted to test a few workstations running IE11 and asked me to get it taken care of.  I used IEAK to create a deployable IE11 package with a few customizations in it.

What I didn't know until today is that they want these systems to go back to IE8 now that testing is over.  I've looked online, but what I've found so far doesn't apply.

Below are options I've found and the results I've had with them (none worked)  Any suggestions?  
- Uninstall from "Uninstall Programs" in the Control Panel - IE11 isn't listed.  I guess because it was installed via MSI deployment instead of EXE?
- Uninstall from "Installed Updates" in Control Panel - It's not listed there, either - probably because it was installed as an application, not update
- Uncheck "Internet Explorer 11" from "Windows Components" list - It did appear here.  However when I uncheck and apply it, it doesn't downgrade but completely remove Internet Explorer from the computer!

All systems are running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise

Any Ideas?  Thanks!

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