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#1 Chuckrox8

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:29 PM

I believe if im correct that's it's nearly impossible to remove IE from your computer. Can I hide from the menu and desktop without it reinstalling itself? I want only FF, so that other users won't stumble upon IE.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:15 PM

You can remove it by going to control panel> add/ remove programs > add/ remove windows components> uncheck internet explorer > next , then restart for changes to take place. Hope I helped out. :thumbsup:




Mod Edit: Please disregard the info. in this post. Removing Internet Explorer will make your computer inoperable!

Edited by Scarlett, 31 July 2005 - 02:06 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:21 PM

I realize that Zekaer is only trying to help. But, please disregard his advice.

No you should not remove Internet Explorer! It is to embedded in your operating system. Removing it will make your computer inoperable!

Edited by Scarlett, 26 July 2005 - 05:23 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:26 PM

It is to embedded in your operating system. Removing it will make your computer inoperable!


are u serious.... I didnt know if you remove IE your system wont work.

you got some facts on this proof from somewhere

just curious

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:30 PM

I realize that Zekaer is only trying to help. But, please disregard his advice.

No you should not remove Internet Explorer! It is to embedded in your operating system. Removing it will make your computer inoperable!


Well , if it does make the computer inopearable then please do disregard. Sorry, I didn't know.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:36 PM

Besides the fact that, even if you use Firefox as your default browser. You still need IE for the MS security updates.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:44 PM

you got some facts on this


Scarlett is correct. The Internet Explorer interface is used for Windows components such as Windows Explorer and the Control Panel for instance.

Edited by Leurgy, 27 July 2005 - 05:39 AM.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:46 PM

One cannot remove IE from the XP OS as it is an intregal part of the operating system.

But there are methods to disable the IE.

Warning - the following link is provided for information only!

How to Remove Internet Explorer from Your System
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:51 PM

So no IE= no ms updates?

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:24 PM

That's correct No IE No updates.

There is a solutin to your delima. If you have XP Pro you can set seperate policies for limited users and full access policies for the Administrator. You'll need a lot of planning and forethought or undo it and start over each time. Took me a few do-overs but it worked like a champ.

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=266118
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:30 PM

Beginning with IE version 3, the browser and its components became very tightly coupled with the Microsoft operating systems they were installed on (which was an issue in a major lawsuit against the company.)
This had several effects:

    * IE could not be uninstalled from the system
    * IE could only be upgraded to versions newer than the default version for an operating system
    * Multiple versions of IE could not exist at the same time on a system


http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/history/ie.htm

It is unclear what it means to "remove IE" because such a removal depends on being able to determine which files or functions on an installed Windows system are part of IE that is, to draw a line between IE and the rest of Windows. Microsoft has held that this is not meaningful; that "IE" is no longer (as it was prior to Windows 98) a separate piece of software, but simply a brand name for the Web-browsing and HTML-displaying capacities of the Windows operating system. In this view, the result of removing IE is simply a damaged Windows system; to have a working system without IE one must replace Windows entirely.


http://www.answers.com/topic/integration-o...rer-and-windows



IE is fully integrated with the Windows Operating System, and removal will cause the System to malfunction.
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