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Windows 7: Annoying Internet Explorer 8

14 Jun 2010   #1
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 
Annoying Internet Explorer 8

Hello, I am wondering if I can COMPLETELY UNINSTALL internet explorer 8. I do not mean going into 'programs and features' and disabling it as a feature. The files are still there, and programs still use internet explorer. I would like to Completely replace it with firefox so that there are no files left of internet explorer. I am wondering if I can do this/force it upon my system?
Thanks!!! ^^


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14 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome

You can disable and hide

Go to search type window features on or off

Go in there and uncheck IE.

Get another brower first, you cannot go online without one. That is all you can do, you cannot uninstall.
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14 Jun 2010   #3
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome

You can disable and hide

Go to search type window features on or off

Go in there and uncheck IE.

Get another brower first, you cannot go online without one. That is all you can do, you cannot uninstall.
This is what I meant by 'I do not mean going into 'programs and features' and disabling it as a feature.The files are still there, and programs still use internet explorer.'

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Go to search type window features on or off' ...This will not work...I have tryed it. Internet Explorer is still there...

I would like to get rid of every trace of IE , and replace it with firefox.

Thankyou anyways...hmm...in windows vista you could get rid of internet explorer by uninstalling it as a feature, but in windows 7, you can only disable it...
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14 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Sorry, that was the only real point of my post cannot be uninstalled.
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14 Jun 2010   #5
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

'tis ok, thanks anyways
yeh...it cannot be uninstalled...which is why I named this post 'annoying internet explorer 8' ...lol
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