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Windows 7: Can I.E.8 be removed before installing 9

28 Mar 2011   #21
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

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Hmm. I guess there is always a way to amputate your system. I thought he had slipstreamed it with e.g. vLite.


We know you can disable it, but that's not the same as "removing" it. The files are still there

I guess he wen't through the entire system and removed every file associated with IE8, then decided to install IE9
I believe removing a system component does cleanly remove the files from system32, etc. It did in XP, I imagine it still does in Windows 7.


EDIT: Hmm, looks like it only removes the IE8 executable. Looks like they obeyed the letter and not the spirit of the law LOL With that tight of an integration with the OS, you'd think it would be blazingly fast compared to, say, chrome.


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31 Mar 2011   #22
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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IE8 can be removed and then IE9 installed without problems, already tried it myself. The end, thank you for reading and come again :P
How did you remove IE8 - just curious.
True, removed=disabled, that's what I meant... "Turn Windows features on or off" is what I used.
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31 Mar 2011   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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IE8 can be removed and then IE9 installed without problems, already tried it myself. The end, thank you for reading and come again :P
How did you remove IE8 - just curious.
True, removed=disabled, that's what I meant... "Turn Windows features on or off" is what I used.
That's what I thought you did because a real removal is impossible unless you slipstream the system - or are extremely knowlegeable of internals and remove every bit manually.
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01 Apr 2011   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thank you all for your inputs. All is well.
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17 Apr 2011   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

My thoughts were to give I.E. 9 a fresh install and a fair chance to show me its goods. Thank you all for your inputs. I did install the 64 bit and it leaves a lot to be desired. I will live with I.E. 8 32 for a while. I'm thankful for all your inputs to my post.
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