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Windows 7: error: IE cannot install because a newer verision is already installed

03 Nov 2017   #1
Glenn G

Win 7 Pro, 64 bit
error: IE cannot install because a newer verision is already installed

error: "IE cannot install because a newer version is already installed". There is NO IE installed. Now what can I do?

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03 Nov 2017   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

Go to Control Panel / Programs and Features. There are three tabs: one for the programs, one for the Windows features, and one for the updates which have been installed.
  • Go to the tab for the Windows features and make sure that Internet Explorer is unchecked.
  • Now go to the Updates tab, and look for any updates which are related to Internet Explorer. Uninstall all of them.
  • Click OK.
  • Reboot.
You should now be able to install IE.
After doing so, be sure to do a Windows Update, to get all of the IE updates.
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 error: IE cannot install because a newer verision is already installed

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