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Rollback To Ie6 From Ie7


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#1 Computer Headache

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:04 AM

Hi. Windows won't let me install Internet Explorer 6, even after IE7 has been uninstalled. IE 6 complains there is a newer version. And now, I can't get into IE7 either. When I open IE7, it tells me it has encountered a problem and needs to close. I tried reinstalling it but that obviously didn't work; and system restore didn't work either.

I found this on a message board:

here's how I finally uninstalled IE7 (beta) and rolled back to IE6:

Remove these two items from the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallie7b2pmx

and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftUpdatesWindows XPSP0ie7b2pmx

Then, replace your iexplore file (C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe) with the iexplore.exe from Internet Explorer 6. You may have to visit oldversion if you don't have a copy of IE6 handy:

http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=msie

Now when you run the IE7 installer again, it should pass its "checks" to see if you have IE7 already installed and let you install again.


I don't know where to find the iexplorer.exe from IE6. I have a folder full of stuff from oldversion.com but I don't see iexplorer.exe. I'm running Windows XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Edited by Computer Headache, 24 October 2007 - 10:05 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:16 PM

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Hiya,

If you have internet explorer 6 installed on your computer, windows will not allow you to re-install it so to speak, you have to make a registry edit to persuade Windows that IE 6 has never been installed previously.


Click Start>Run>and enter Regedit. Go to 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components' and you will see lots of subkeys like {44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}. At each subkey is a value called 'IsInstalled'. If you double click it and set it to zero, Windows thinks that the software is not installed, so you can download it again.

Regards,


Tony.

Edited by Bonneville, 24 October 2007 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:08 PM

Don't I want my Windows to think IE 7 has never been installed, not IE 6?

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:54 AM

I still can not get IE 6 nor IE 7 to work on my computer. Please, need help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 11:07 PM

All right, when I open IE7, I receive this error message:

This application has failed to start because msdom2.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

Edited by Computer Headache, 26 October 2007 - 03:00 PM.


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Posted 27 October 2007 - 06:08 PM

If you are still having problems installing IE7, follow the instructions in Error message when you try to install Internet Explorer 7.

This article contains information about how to modify the registry.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
It is very important to backup the registry and know how to restore it , before making any changes.
Instructions on how to do that, can be found here:
Backing Up the Registry.
How to Backup, Edit and Restore the Registry.
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