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#1 JPagano

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:35 PM

I have Windows 7 64 Enterprise that has SP1 and IE9, I need to roll it back to IE8 which is had when I did the initial install. When I uninstall ie9 from Add/remove updates and then try to enable ie8 in windows features, there is no ie8 check box! Grr, I tried doing a sfc /scannow but it did not find anything. I wanted to do a repair install but I do not have install media that is Windows 7 SP1.

Any Ideas?

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:43 PM

You shouldn't have to enable anything. Just uninstalling IE9 should leave you with IE8.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:47 PM

Well regardless, there is not Ie8, nothing in program files. Cant install if from the downloads at microsoft.com since its not compatible

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:51 PM

It has to be there - it's part of the OS. Go to START - RUN and type: iexplore.exe

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:57 PM

Open up IE. Click on Help at the top of the page/About Internet Explorer.

What version do you have?

Edited by Queen-Evie, 21 April 2011 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:59 PM

Open up IE. Click on Help at the top of the page/About Internet Explorer.

What version do you have?


9.0.8112.16421

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:00 PM

Just uninstall it.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:03 PM

Uninstall IE9. As Allen mentioned, IE will revert back to IE8.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:13 PM

I have done exactly that and tried it a few times. After I reboot from uninstalling there is no icon for it, you can not do a Run/iexplore.exe and programs like outlook refuse to function stating ie related errors.

Thats why I tried doing a repair to see if something got corrupt along the way from installing windows and its updates and me trying to roll ie9 back to ie8.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:16 PM

you can not do a Run/iexplore.exe and programs like outlook refuse to function stating ie related errors.


I don't understand what you are saying here.
In Windows Explorer please go to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer
Does that folder exist? Please make sure you have " hidden & system files" enabled

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:19 PM

c:\program files is for 64bit applications

c:\program files(x86) is for 32bit applications.

Also what does Outlook say regarding IE errors?

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:29 PM

After I uninstall and reboot the computer and try to open outlook i get this error: You need to install IE 4.01 or later to use this feature.

Trying to run IE from Start > Run > Iexplore.exe gives an error that it can not be found
edit: I did have view hidden and system files enabled

When browsing the program files both 32/64 bit since normally you have both versions of IE, both folders have 1 file called sqmapi.dll and nothing else.

Edited by JPagano, 21 April 2011 - 04:31 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:34 PM

Are you saying that in c:\program files(x86) there is no sub folder name Internet Explorer?

There is clearly something wrong here. I'd suggest booting to your Windows DVD and running startup repair options.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:38 PM

Try reinstalling IE8 after download it from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-8

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:39 PM

Are you saying that in c:\program files(x86) there is no sub folder name Internet Explorer?

There is clearly something wrong here. I'd suggest booting to your Windows DVD and running startup repair options.


Internet Explorer sub folder is there but it only contains that one .dll

I tried doing a repair install but it gave an error, I am assuming thats because my media is just windows 7 and the OS is Windows 7 SP1.

Its certainly an odd issue, I have gone through and removed IE9 from many machines already but this one is my only freshly installed Windows 7 and caused the most problems!




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