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How to manually remove all references to IE8 so i can reinstall IE7


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#1 mikeloeven

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

I need to know how to manually RIP OUT every single reference of ie8 from the disk, the registry, and my life. i am trying to reinstall ie7 as a trouble shooting step because IE8 is completely messed up. i cannot downgrade normally because the uninstall entry is missing. spuninst.exe fails to function.

i will rip the head off of anyone who responds with a cut and paste microsoft document because i am so fed up with people beating around the bush and assuming that there is some sort of easy to do this that inevitably will fail just like the rest.

I want a list of registry entries and files to delete. i am treating IE8 like a virus and wish to remove it by hand as such

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#2 cz-7

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:37 PM

I need to know how to manually RIP OUT every single reference of ie8 from the disk, the registry, and my life. i am trying to reinstall ie7 as a trouble shooting step because IE8 is completely messed up. i cannot downgrade normally because the uninstall entry is missing. spuninst.exe fails to function.

i will rip the head off of anyone who responds with a cut and paste microsoft document because i am so fed up with people beating around the bush and assuming that there is some sort of easy to do this that inevitably will fail just like the rest.

I want a list of registry entries and files to delete. i am treating IE8 like a virus and wish to remove it by hand as such

i 2nd that move too i have had a lot of trouble with ie8 from the start -- a system clean up would help!!

#3 Allan

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:12 AM

i will rip the head off of anyone who responds with a cut and paste microsoft document because i am so fed up with people beating around the bush and assuming that there is some sort of easy to do this that inevitably will fail just like the rest.

Nice first post.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:02 PM

Agreed. Nothing like being polite is there.

In most cases Issues with IE are due to infected systems and not the program itself.

If you do some research on the net you will find that IE is an integral part of Windows and can not be completely removed without causing system instability.

"I want a list of registry entries and files to delete. i am treating IE8 like a virus and wish to remove it by hand as such"

Thats exactly what you should be checking for instead of blaming IE
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:11 PM

Nothing like virtual threats of violence to make somebody want to jump in and help with their first post. Way to read the forum rules and understand how we do things around here.

Everyone who is staff and members as well here, are volunteers and offer their time for free. They don't need you telling them how to reply especially in the way you did it.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:06 AM

Since 5 days have now arrived since last input by OP and I see nothing to be gained by leaving this open...I am closing this topic.

If topic merits reopening, I can be contacted by PM.

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