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Windows 7: Cannot remove IE8

04 Nov 2010   #11
SolarWind

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

A few things to try here.

How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?


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04 Nov 2010   #12
marsmimar

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Have you tried System Restore to a date/time prior to trying to install SP1?

System Restore
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04 Nov 2010   #13
McDougal

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

Okay, I went into safe mode...and did another sfc scan plus attempted to turn off IE8 (while in safe mode) with the same following error attached. And no...I haven't tried System Restore, not sure if I will still have a point before I attempted to install SP1, but it's worth a try, even though I would prefer not to do it because it will erase a ton of programs and stuff that I have installed since.


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04 Nov 2010   #14
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Tools
Intenet options
advanced
reset
This will remove any add ons and maybe the cause of the problem
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04 Nov 2010   #15
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McDougal View Post
....I haven't tried System Restore, not sure if I will still have a point before I attempted to install SP1, but it's worth a try, even though I would prefer not to do it because it will erase a ton of programs and stuff that I have installed since.
Most of the time a restore point is automatically created whenever a Microsoft update or product is installed. You might luck out and find you have a restore point that will leave your installed programs intact.
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04 Nov 2010   #16
madtownidiot

 

Here's how you unistall IE8:
Cannot remove IE8-uninstallie.png
Then click restart


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05 Nov 2010   #17
McDougal

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

Just finished the restore...will try to turn off IE8 again, @madtownidiot, that's how I've been trying to uninstall IE8 all this time....@rich46, I'll try the reset before I try removing again. Thanks everyone for the help !
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06 Nov 2010   #18
McDougal

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

Unfortunately as of now I am still unable to turn off IE8. I have tried system restore, which didn't really change anything, and I am still getting the same error message. sfc /scannow still detects yet is unable to repair multiple errors, and I am stuck on what to do now, I really really do not want to reinstall, since I just reinstalled like a month or two ago. Does anybody have any more ideas?

Thanks!

-McDougal
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07 Nov 2010   #19
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

If you restored back as far as you could and have "multiple errors" you may have to do a full repair or reinstall since you may have a virus. Since your system sounds fairly new it may not be a hard drive problem but if the hard drive is getting flakey you could try a $90 program called "Spinrite" from www.grc.com .
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07 Nov 2010   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Is this thread suggesting that Windows can live without IE even if you don't use it as your browser. I thought Windows used it for update purposes.
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