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Windows 7: Uninstalled IE9, not reverting back to IE8


06 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Uninstalled IE9, not reverting back to IE8

I uninstalled the IE9 update I had to have it automatically revert back to IE8. However, my Windows does not have IE8 in "Turn on Windows Features on or off" menu.

I'm using a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit upgrade from Windows Vista (the key can't be used with a 'normal' install disc).


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08 Dec 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Joona. I take it you found IE9 on the list of installed updates? This should indicate you had IE8 originally, and it should indeed revert.

Try this:

Start> In search box type run> Enter> When run box opens type iexplore.exe> Enter

Does IE8 open? If not, you can try this Fix It to make sure IE9 was uninstalled correctly

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2579295

A Guy
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09 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums Joona. I take it you found IE9 on the list of installed updates? This should indicate you had IE8 originally, and it should indeed revert.

Try this:

Start> In search box type run> Enter> When run box opens type iexplore.exe> Enter

Does IE8 open? If not, you can try this Fix It to make sure IE9 was uninstalled correctly

How to uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 9 when the standard uninstallation process does not work

A Guy

Hello, IE9 was indeed on the list of installed updates.

I tried searching for it, but it was simply not there. I also got an error from Netlimiter 2, I believe because it needs IE.

I'll try that, will edit this post in a moment!

Edit:

IE9 was successfully uninstalled with the Microsoft's tool, but IE8 still isn't there. I checked both "Turn Windows Features on or off" and by using the run function (returns error that it can not be found).
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09 Dec 2012   #4

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I would try the System File Checker now that IE9 is uninstalled.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

In my searching I found most who had this problem were getting an error about a missing dll, and it was because they had SP1 installed, and had removed the backup files. A Guy
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09 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I would try the System File Checker now that IE9 is uninstalled.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

In my searching I found most who had this problem were getting an error about a missing dll, and it was because they had SP1 installed, and had removed the backup files. A Guy
Tried this, will report again tomorrow as I'm about to go sleep.
Log file: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/38901452/CBS.log
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09 Dec 2012   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It would serve us better if you post the sfcdetails.txt only as mentioned in Option Three of the tutorial. A Guy
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10 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
It would serve us better if you post the sfcdetails.txt only as mentioned in Option Three of the tutorial. A Guy
Sorry about that, here's the one you wanted: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/38901452/sfcdetails.txt

After a boot I still can't find IE anywhere.
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10 Dec 2012   #8
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MS makes it hard to revert to previous browsers because they are critical security risks. A new browser has an entire new set of security safeguards, so to downgrade opens us to serious infection risk.
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10 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
MS makes it hard to revert to previous browsers because they are critical security risks. A new browser has an entire new set of security safeguards, so to downgrade opens us to serious infection risk.
I know this very well, and I don't use IE as my main browser (in fact, I only wish to use it to play a game, which required IE8).
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10 Dec 2012   #10

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's been supposed that if IE9 was installed before updating to SP1, then it can't be uninstalled without first uninstalling SP1, but if the SP1 backup files were removed, then SP1 cannot be uninstalled as well. Do you have SP1 installed? Do you know whether IE9 was installed before SP1? Did you ever run Disk Cleanup and remove Service Pack Backup Files?

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This may explain why you cannot revert to IE8.

After all of this, did you try your game in IE9 in compatibility mode?

Internet Explorer Compatibility View - Turn On or Off

A Guy


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