Remove IE7


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Roger Fink

A computer service shop just installed XP on a used laptop of mine.
Unfortunately, without asking me, he also installed IE7. Neither of the two
methods for removing it recommended by Microsoft on this page work:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927177

In each case it will give the appearance of performing a complete uninstall,
with no sign of the program in add-remove after reboot, but clicking the
icon just relaunches IE7. Is there any known method of removing IE7 in this
situation? (I'd rather not get into a hassle with the technician, although
that may be how it gets resolved).

Note: I did a restore point before I tried the uninstalls and used it, so I
don't think I'm currently in any worse shape than before I started.
 
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Shenan Stanley

Roger said:
A computer service shop just installed XP on a used laptop of mine.
Unfortunately, without asking me, he also installed IE7. Neither of
the two methods for removing it recommended by Microsoft on this
page work:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927177

In each case it will give the appearance of performing a complete
uninstall, with no sign of the program in add-remove after reboot,
but clicking the icon just relaunches IE7. Is there any known
method of removing IE7 in this situation? (I'd rather not get into
a hassle with the technician, although that may be how it gets
resolved).

Note: I did a restore point before I tried the uninstalls and used
it, so I don't think I'm currently in any worse shape than before I
started.

Did this 'repair shop' upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 *then* install SP3?

What is it about IE7 that you are having an issue with?
(I ask because most things can be turned off, etc.)
 
R

Roger Fink

Shenan said:
Did this 'repair shop' upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 *then* install
SP3?

What is it about IE7 that you are having an issue with?
(I ask because most things can be turned off, etc.)
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP

No, SP3 isn't imstalled.

I realize from checking around there are a couple of options for
manipulating the GUI in IE7, which would respond to some of my complaints,
but this is just a matter of (strong) personal preference.
 
B

Big Al

Roger said:
No, SP3 isn't imstalled.

I realize from checking around there are a couple of options for
manipulating the GUI in IE7, which would respond to some of my complaints,
but this is just a matter of (strong) personal preference.
Life is inevitable. IE7 may be too. Vista may be too. You can put
off all you want, not that you are wrong, but with the onset of a new
computer (I know its not new) and the trouble getting IE7 uninstalled,
I'm not sure I wouldn't just con myself into the 'upgrade'. Some day
down the line support for older stuff is going to die. Maybe 5 years
from now, but.
I was reluctant and only loaded it on one pc but got used to the
interface. And with ability to open several tabs not instances of the
browser is a great feature. I've even learned how to launch it and
have it open multiple home pages all at once. Another feature that
works well with my tasking.

Good lukc.
 
R

Roger Fink

Big said:
Roger said:
No, SP3 isn't imstalled.

I realize from checking around there are a couple of options for
manipulating the GUI in IE7, which would respond to some of my
complaints, but this is just a matter of (strong) personal
preference.
Life is inevitable. IE7 may be too. Vista may be too. [snip]

Not really.
 
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Bill in Co.

Big said:
Life is inevitable. IE7 may be too. Vista may be too. You can put
off all you want, not that you are wrong, but with the onset of a new
computer (I know its not new) and the trouble getting IE7 uninstalled,
I'm not sure I wouldn't just con myself into the 'upgrade'. Some day
down the line support for older stuff is going to die. Maybe 5 years
from now, but.
I was reluctant and only loaded it on one pc but got used to the
interface. And with ability to open several tabs not instances of the
browser is a great feature. I've even learned how to launch it and
have it open multiple home pages all at once. Another feature that
works well with my tasking.

You don't need IE7 to get that, however. Just use something like Green
Browser, Slim Browser, or Avant Brower (all of which rely on one's existing
IE6 installation) to do it, and you won't have any of the potential
headaches of IE7 (nor have to worry about being able to *successfully*
uninstall IE7, if you wanted to).
 
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Big Al

Bill said:
You don't need IE7 to get that, however. Just use something like Green
Browser, Slim Browser, or Avant Brower (all of which rely on one's existing
IE6 installation) to do it, and you won't have any of the potential
headaches of IE7 (nor have to worry about being able to *successfully*
uninstall IE7, if you wanted to).
You know, I don't see a thing wrong with IE7. I hear people complain
and run like hell from it. But me, I can't see the hype either way.
Maybe I just do simple tasks and thus have no issues.
 
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Bill in Co.

Big said:
You know, I don't see a thing wrong with IE7. I hear people complain
and run like hell from it. But me, I can't see the hype either way.
Maybe I just do simple tasks and thus have no issues.

Well, all I can say is that I've read of some problems and complaints, but
just don't want to be locked into a situation where I can't uninstall it
successfully, should I find it is either buggy, albatross-feature-laden and
bloated with useless junk, or whatever. :)
Sometimes "Less is More". In fact, often times (thinking of many older
versions of some programs I still use, say like EZCD Creator, for example,
or MusicMatch. The OLDER versions were actually BETTER, in several
instances (just like those).

Of course, using True Image, I could test it out, but the only problem with
that is, by the time I've had a good chance to really evaluate it (like
maybe a week or two), I probably wouldn't want to have to resort to
restoring an older backup image should I choose to NOT want IE7.
 

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