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Internet Explorer 7 Installation - Uninstallation

Uninstall Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP

SUMMARY: Downgrade from Internet Explorer 7 to the previous version of Internet Explorer installed on your system.

Note that on Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 7 comes pre-installed. You cannot downgrade to Internet Explorer 6 on Windows Vista.



If you have difficulties using Internet Explorer 7 on your Windows XP machine, you can downgrade your system to the Internet Explorer 6. To do so:

1. Click "Start" - "Control Panel".

2. Select "Add or Remove Programs" (this may require double-clicking).

3. Make sure "Show Updates" is checked.

4. Scroll down to "Windows Internet Explorer 7" and click the "Remove" button. Follow the on-screen prompts as needed.


Screenshot of a sample Add or Remove Programs window with Windows Internet Explorer 7 highlighted.

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