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Why explorer 8 Beta 2 has so many problems

How I get rid of it without having to uninstall service packs etc. It really a mess.

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  • valvarez Jan 13, 2009

    P222PJP: Thank you very much for your help. Does this solution works with Vista?


    Appreciate your work

  • andrew-a454 Mar 02, 2009

    I can not find IE8 when I fallow your instructions, so where is it?

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G to Control Panel, and click on Add/Remove Programs at the top of the screen click show Updates. You should now see Windows Internet Explorer 8 in the list. Click Change/Remove this will uninstakk it without affected any other updates or services packs
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To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, go to Control Panel, and click on Uninstall Programs link or Programs and Features icon. Then on Tasks pane on the left, click on View installed updates link. Locate and select Windows Internet Explorer 8 in the list of installed updates, and then click on Uninstall button. Click on Yes when asked that are you sure want to uninstall the update.

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Partical incompatability-messed up whole computer-freezes,internet messed up-wont let me delete program out-message keeps appearing!!!


I, myself have had nothing but problems when I downloaded Internet Explorer 9! I got rid of it. The best way to get rid of IE 9 once you have downloaded it is to go to Windows Update, click " view update history", click "Installed Updates" and once they all appear, find Windows Internet Explorer 9 ( Under Microsoft Windows, which is below Microsoft Visual C & Microsoft Silver-light 1, among others ) and uninstall it! It is quite very simple and IS the only way to get back to IE 8 ( If that is what you had previously, otherwise it will default to IE 7. BTW, very easy to re-install IE 8! ). For some reason, once you start using Google Chrome browser, it is best to simply avoid Internet Explorer! I use Google Chrome & love it! I also use Mozilla Firefox! Sometimes we must use Windows IE since it is the browser which came with the computer. But I would avoid IE 9 and just not download it again once you are rid of it! No matter how much Windows/Microsoft tells you that you need to download it! Hope you have your computer running efficiently again! arjay8tch (Richard Holt)

Nov 25, 2011 | Google Chrome

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Removing IE 8


<p>If you have problems with Internet Explorer 8, you might want to try <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956197/LN/">Compatibility View</a> or our <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/gp/pc_ie_v8intro">guided help</a> <span> </span>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.<br /><br />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).<br /> <p><b>Resolution:</b><br /> <p>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<br /> <p><b>Important:</b> 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: <br /> <p><a href="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950719/">950719</a> You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3<br /> <p>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. <br /> <p><b>Steps for Windows 7</b><br /> <p>To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps: <br /> <p>1. Close all programs. <br />2. Click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image, and then click Control Panel.<br />3. Click Programs and Feature.<br />4. In the tasks pane, click Turn Windows features on or off.<br />5. In the list of windows features, clear the check box next to Internet Explorer 8.<br />6. You receive a warning message in a pop-up window. Click Yes.<br /> <p>Internet Explorer 8 will now be uninstalled. The system will restart after the installation. <br /> <p><b>Steps for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008</b><br /> <p> loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps: <br /> <ol> <li> Close all programs. <li> Click Start</b>, and then click Control Panel</b>. <li> Click Uninstall a Program</b> under the Programs</b> category <li> In the Tasks pane, click View installed updates</b>. <li> In the list of installed updates, double-click Windows Internet Explorer 8</b>. <br /><br /><b>Note:</b> If Windows Internet Explorer 8 does not appear in the list of installed updates, try the <span><b>alternative steps for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008</b></span>. <li> In the Uninstall an update</b> dialog box, click Yes</b>.<br /><br /><b>Note:</b> If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue</b>. <li> Follow the instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 8. <li> When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer. </li></ol> <p><b>Steps for Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003</b><br /> <p> loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps: <br /> <ol> <li> Close all programs. <li> Click Start</b>, and then click Control Panel</b>. <li> Click Add or Remove Programs</b>. <li> In the list of currently installed programs, click Windows Internet Explorer 8</b>, and then click Remove</b>.<br /><br /><b>Note:</b> If Windows Internet Explorer 8 does not appear in the list of installed updates, try the <span><b>alternative steps for Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003</b></span>. <li> Follow the instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 8. <li> When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer. </li></ol> <p><b>Alternative steps</b><br /> <p><b>Alternative steps for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008</b><br /> <p> loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps: <br /> <ol> <li> <p>Carefully select and then copy the following command: <br /> <p><b>FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-8*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"</b><br /> <li> Click Start</b>, and then type <span>Cmd.exe</span> in the Start Search</b> box. <li> In the list of programs, right-click Cmd.exe</b>, and then click Run as administrator</b>.<br /></li></ol> <li> Right-click inside the Administrator: Command Prompt window, and then click Paste</b> to paste the command that you copied in step 1. <li> Press ENTER to uninstall Internet Explorer 8. <li> When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.</li> <p><b>Alternative steps for Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003</b><br /> <p> loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps: <br /> <ol> <li> <p>Carefully select and then copy the following command: <br /> <p><b>%windir%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe</b><br /> <li> Click Start</b>, and then click Run</b>. <li> In the <span>Open</span> box, type <span>Cmd.exe</span>, and then press ENTER. <li> Right-click inside the Cmd.exe</b> window, and then click Paste</b> to paste the command that you copied in step 1. <li> Press ENTER to uninstall Internet Explorer 8. <li> When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.</li> <li> <b>More Information:</b></li> <li> 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: </li> <li> {7B849a69-220F-451E-B3FE-2CB811AF94AE} {CF7639F3-ABA2-41DB-97F2-81E2C5DBFC5D}</li> <li> <b>The information in this article applies to:</b></li> <li> Windows Internet Explorer 8</li></ol>

on Mar 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 if SP3 is installed after the IE update?


Here are the steps to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 Beta from the computer:
Note: These steps are only for Windows XP with Service Pack 3.
1) Click on Start, click on my computer.
2) Browse to C:\WINDOWS\
Note: You will have to unhide the files and folders:
1. Start Windows Explorer. To do this, click Start, click Run, type userinit.exe , and then click OK.
2. Click Tools, and then click Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab.
4. Click Advanced Settings.
5. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.
3) Double click on the folder “ie8′.
4) Double click on the folder “spuninst”.
5) Double click on the executable “spuninst.exe”.
Follow the prompts and then click on “Finish” to restart the computer.
Your Internet Explorer will roll back to the previous version (IE7 or IE6).

on Jun 19, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I want to know on how to uninstall IE8 on my computer i am running a windows XP service pack 3. I just want to install a fresh copy of IE8 . . . . .


Hi josephc_agni,

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.

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 step given below.
  5. Follow the instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
  6. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.
ALTERNATIVE STEP:

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.

Dec 05, 2010 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Windows XP Service Pack 3 disables Vuze from connecting


you should be able to uninstall SP by going into add/remove programs make sure show updates is checked, drill down to "Windows XP Service Pack 3" and remove..I'd also dump IE8..been known be a problem as well

from MS website,if that doesn't work there are alternate methods

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249

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Jul 27, 2009 | Belkin (54G F5D7230UK4) Wireless Router

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Added ie 8 beta, uninstalled, ie will not start


basically your ie8 uninstallation is bad...try and see if you can get an ie8 uninstallation toolkit at microsoft.com to uninstall ie8 properly. Else, you might have to reinstall ie7 after uninstalling ie8.. this same problem persisted when micorosft released ie7 and i was supporting ie7 when released. so take my word. happens with all ie beta versions..

Jan 05, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

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Everytime i try and download anything, the pc runs through the procedure and when finished simply dissapears, i have looked through my computer and can not find it anywhere.. please can you help this is...


Pjamas,

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say. "I bet you have Internet explorer 8 installed" How do I know? This is a problem that just became apparant when people started running the new IE beta 2.
It even hit me. As far as solutions go, there isn't one YET as IE 8 is still in beta it is not supported yet and they have not released a patch for it yet.

So for now your left with a couple of options.
1.) Use another browser for your download needs until IE Beta 2.5 arrives (its not announced yet)

2.) Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 and revert back to IE7 Until IE8 is in a release state (RTM)

If 2.) is your option of choice. (This is the option I chose myself) Heres how its done.

Open Control Panel. Choose Programs. Then Uninstall. then "View installed updates'
now scroll through until you find "Windows Internet Explorer 8" Right click on it and select uninstall

Don't worry all of your bookmarks and personal settings will get transferred back to IE7
After the reboot you should be all set.

If you have any problems with this procedure or have other questions please comment back here and I will do my best to answer.

Dave

Nov 21, 2008 | NEC Computers & Internet

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Unistall Internet Explorer 8 beta 2


go to windows add or remove programms then click change winows components . then a box will apppear then mark internet explorer in that winow and click next to unistall it

Nov 06, 2008 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Yes you do need to uninstall .Its beta and still buggy .Follow these instructions

1. Click the Start Button and select Control Panel.
2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
3. Find and select Windows Internet Explorer 8 from the list of available applications.
4. Click the Remove button.
5. Restart your system.
Removing IE8 on Windows Vista::
1. Click the Start Button and select Control Panel.
2. Select Programs (Programs and Features if you’re using the Classic View).
3. Select View installed updates (it will be under the Tasks column if you’re using the Classic View).
4. Find and select Windows Internet Explorer 8 from the list of available updates.
5. Click the Uninstall button at the top of the list.
6. Restart your system.

Nov 06, 2008 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Have ie 8 and vista. ie used to work but has stopped and it says it cannot be fixed automatically. been trying for days to fix it. started it in safe mode and still wont work. please help


IE 8 is only a Beta version, uninstall it from add/remove programmes or follow link below to find instructions on:
How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949787

Aug 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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