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Removing IE 8

If you have problems with Internet Explorer 8, you might want to try Compatibility View or our guided help to see whether you can fix the problem. However, if you just want to uninstall, or remove, Internet Explorer 8, this article helps you do that.

When you remove Internet Explorer 8, your earlier version of Internet Explorer is restored with your customizations (such as add-ins, Favorites, and your home page).

Resolution:

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow the instructions for your version of Windows. To follow these steps, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator

Important: You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 8 if it is set as not removable. This occurs if you install Internet Explorer 8 before you install Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows XP. If this scenario applies to you, then you must uninstall SP3 before you can uninstall Internet Explorer 8. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

950719 You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow the instructions for your version of Windows. To follow these steps, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator.

Steps for Windows 7

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:

1. Close all programs.
2. Click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image, and then click Control Panel.
3. Click Programs and Feature.
4. In the tasks pane, click Turn Windows features on or off.
5. In the list of windows features, clear the check box next to Internet Explorer 8.
6. You receive a warning message in a pop-up window. Click Yes.

Internet Explorer 8 will now be uninstalled. The system will restart after the installation.

Steps for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008

loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:

  1. Close all programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program under the Programs category
  4. In the Tasks pane, click View installed updates.
  5. In the list of installed updates, double-click Windows Internet Explorer 8.

    Note: If Windows Internet Explorer 8 does not appear in the list of installed updates, try the alternative steps for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008.
  6. In the Uninstall an update dialog box, click Yes.

    Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  7. Follow the instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
  8. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.

Steps for Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003

loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:

  1. Close all programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. In the list of currently installed programs, click Windows Internet Explorer 8, and then click Remove.

    Note: If Windows Internet Explorer 8 does not appear in the list of installed updates, try the alternative steps for Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003.
  5. Follow the instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
  6. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.

Alternative steps

Alternative steps for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008

loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:

  1. Carefully select and then copy the following command:

    FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-8*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

  2. Click Start, and then type Cmd.exe in the Start Search box.
  3. In the list of programs, right-click Cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator.
  • Right-click inside the Administrator: Command Prompt window, and then click Paste to paste the command that you copied in step 1.
  • Press ENTER to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
  • When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.
  • Alternative steps for Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003

    loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:

    1. Carefully select and then copy the following command:

      %windir%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe

    2. Click Start, and then click Run.
    3. In the Open box, type Cmd.exe, and then press ENTER.
    4. Right-click inside the Cmd.exe window, and then click Paste to paste the command that you copied in step 1.
    5. Press ENTER to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
    6. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.
    7. More Information:
    8. After you uninstall Internet Explorer 8, you may notice Application event log errors after each reboot. To resolve this problem, delete the following Internet Explorer User Accelerators and Internet Explorer Machine Accelerators registry keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions:
    9. {7B849a69-220F-451E-B3FE-2CB811AF94AE} {CF7639F3-ABA2-41DB-97F2-81E2C5DBFC5D}
    10. The information in this article applies to:
    11. Windows Internet Explorer 8

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    This solution might fix your problem permanently.

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