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Windows 7: Cannot remove IE8

04 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 
Cannot remove IE8

Hey all,

Recently I posted about being unable to install the SP1 Release Candidate....I looked at those two links and was still unable to fix the problem, I decided to just skip it, and I hid the update so it wouldn't notify me again. I decided that I no longer needed IE8, and I want to remove it through the turn Windows features on or off control panel item. However....this is the first time I've had this problem, when I tried to remove it, I got an error message saying that some elements could not be removed. I rebooted, and IE was still installed, and there was no configuring features notification in the welcome screen while rebooting. Does anybody know how to fix this problem? I'm doing a sfc/scannow right now....

Thanks !

-McDougal

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04 Nov 2010   #2

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I think that it was in use. Make sure that it is off and then try to turn off, again.
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04 Nov 2010   #3

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I don't think you can remove IE-8. Maybe you can.
IE-8 is made into Win 7 I think.

If your question was for IE-9.
You can remove IE-9.
Here are the directions to do this.
Internet Explorer 9 - Uninstall

Hoppy
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04 Nov 2010   #4

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You can turn it off
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04 Nov 2010   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Ahhh!
OP stated remove so I wasn't sure.

Thanks Rich.
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04 Nov 2010   #6

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Actually, you could be right. The terms remove and turn off are used. I assumed the OP was trying to turn off, which is easily done.
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04 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Yes....I did mean turn off, sorry for the misunderstanding. My sfc /scannow scan finished....and it detected errors it was unable to repair, and it said to check the CBS.log file for more information, but the content of the file is too large, so I am unable to attach it. So, I think this is a bigger problem than just being unable to turn off IE8, due to the scan results, and being unable to install SP1 RC, I think it is a big system-wide problem. Does anybody have any idea what might be going wrong? If you need me to get any specific info out of the log file, I'd be more than happy to do anything it takes to get this back to normal....

Thanks for the help !

-McDougal
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04 Nov 2010   #8

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run SFC at least 3 times. It cannot fix all at once.
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04 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Okay, I'll give SFC another two tries...and report back with the results ! Do you think running it in safe mode would work?
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04 Nov 2010   #10

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You can try safe mode, but it may not be necessary. Do the SFC if it cannot fix the errors, try IE 8 again and make sure that it is not being used. If you cannot get it to work, pick another browser and make it the default. IE will just be there but do nothing, just like it is off.
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