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Can't uninstall IE8


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#1 nixx

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:31 PM

Hello

I installed IE8 and decided to uninstall it and revert to IE6 since I need IE6 to test websites if they work fine there. When I uninstalled IE8, I ran the ie6setup.exe but instead of installing IE6, there was a message that says "Setup has detected a newer version of Internet Explorer already installed on this system. Setup cannot continue."

When I go to add/remove programs, there is not Internet Explorer there; although the Internet Explorer folder is still in the Program Files folder.

Anybody know how to fix this?

Thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:47 AM

Are you sure it didn't go back to IE7?

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:22 AM

Do you have SP3 installed?. If so, you will have to uninstall it before you can uninstall IE7 or 8.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:52 AM

FWIW: Many wehsites no longer support IE6, due to security considerations.

Websites And IE6

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:58 AM

Hi Louis

That link just opens up the main Google page for me.

I am aware that Google is discontinuing support for IE6, but was the link
intended to provide further general information?

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:15 AM

It opens to the correct page for me...

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:23 AM

OK, thanks, it just opens at www.google.co.uk here.

Must be something 'broken' my end.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:39 AM

Strange...it should open to the results of a Google search, illustrating the statement I made previously.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:02 PM

@bluesjunior
yeah, I have sp3 installed. Will try to uninstall SP3 and IE8 after downloading SP3. Thanks!

@hamluis
That's what I've been telling people here. Too bad they still want support for IE6.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:27 PM

hmm okay, stupid question here but, is the SP3 on my computer this one: Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Developer

I don't see any other SP3 in the Add or Remove Programs list (checked show updates), not really sure if that's the one i'm supposed to uninstall

Edited by nixx, 21 February 2010 - 08:40 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:45 PM

I used Revo Uninstaller to remove IE8, I installed it as part of an update and didn't care much for it. After using Revo to uninstall IE8 the computer reverted back to IE7. I also believe SP3 was installed on the system when I did this, I would try Revo first and see what you get.

Link: http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninst...e_download.html (scroll down to the bottome of the page, it's freeware)

Good luck

edit: added link

Edited by CmmTch, 21 February 2010 - 08:50 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:39 AM

hmm okay, stupid question here but, is the SP3 on my computer this one: Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Developer

I don't see any other SP3 in the Add or Remove Programs list (checked show updates), not really sure if that's the one i'm supposed to uninstall


No that is not Service Pack 3. It should be in your ARP list but if not then go, Start>Control Panel>System and on the screen that appears it will tell you which Service Pack you have installed.
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