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Downgrade from IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Daave, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3. Its
    default Web browser is IE6, of course.

    Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    installation file:

    IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .

    Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along the
    way and installs all the critical security updates.

    Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading to
    IE7).

    Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    preparation?

    TIA.
     
  2. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Daave wrote:
    > Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3. Its
    > default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >
    > Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    > installation file:
    >
    > IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >
    > Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along the
    > way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >
    > Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    > toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading to
    > IE7).
    >
    > Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    > Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    > preparation?
    >
    > TIA.
    >
    >



    Just uninstall IE8 in add/remove programs

    you should have no problems there

    whatever you do...do *not* use System Restore


    once IE8 is uninstalled

    I'd reboot before installing IE7
     
  3. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Let's say this person opens a search engine.

    Let's say this person uses this as their search term: uninstall or
    remove internet explorer 8.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Daave wrote:
    > Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3. Its
    > default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >
    > Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    > installation file:
    >
    > IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >
    > Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along the
    > way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >
    > Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    > toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading to
    > IE7).
    >
    > Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    > Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    > preparation?
    >
    > TIA.
    >
    >
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Thank you for your suggestion, Leonard. I am sure you mean well, but
    allow me to repeat the relevant part of my post:

    >> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially
    >> in preparation?


    Your search engine suggestion is a wonderful starting point. In fact,
    here is the first (and I would imagine most relevant) hit:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
    "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"

    Assuming the spuninst.exe command is not necessary, the method
    referenced is indeed to simply uninstall it using Add or Remove Programs
    in Control Panel. I assumed you understood I was already familiar with
    this well-known method (considering that I had mentioned it in my post),
    but perhaps I should not have assumed that.

    I was hoping for any information that might not be widely known. For
    instance, how many times has someone upgraded to SP3, only to later find
    that they would have been much better off first doing a certain amount
    of prep?

    Are you privy to such information, Leonard? In the event that you are, I
    would very much appreciate your sharing it with me and others.



    Leonard Grey wrote:
    > Let's say this person opens a search engine.
    >
    > Let's say this person uses this as their search term: uninstall or
    > remove internet explorer 8.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Daave wrote:
    >> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3.
    >> Its default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>
    >> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    >> installation file:
    >>
    >> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>
    >> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along
    >> the way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>
    >> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading
    >> to IE7).
    >>
    >> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially
    >> in preparation?
    >>
    >> TIA.
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    No, other than to disable all real-time protection afforded by anti-virus &
    anti-spware applications and any third-party firewall (in which case you
    should enable the Windows Firewall).


    Daave wrote:
    > Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3. Its
    > default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >
    > Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    > installation file:
    >
    > IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >
    > Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along the
    > way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >
    > Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    > toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading to
    > IE7).
    >
    > Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    > Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    > preparation?
    >
    > TIA.
     
  6. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    "...are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    preparation?"

    "In preparation" for what?
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Daave wrote:
    > Thank you for your suggestion, Leonard. I am sure you mean well, but
    > allow me to repeat the relevant part of my post:
    >
    >>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >>> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially
    >>> in preparation?

    >
    > Your search engine suggestion is a wonderful starting point. In fact,
    > here is the first (and I would imagine most relevant) hit:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
    > "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"
    >
    > Assuming the spuninst.exe command is not necessary, the method
    > referenced is indeed to simply uninstall it using Add or Remove Programs
    > in Control Panel. I assumed you understood I was already familiar with
    > this well-known method (considering that I had mentioned it in my post),
    > but perhaps I should not have assumed that.
    >
    > I was hoping for any information that might not be widely known. For
    > instance, how many times has someone upgraded to SP3, only to later find
    > that they would have been much better off first doing a certain amount
    > of prep?
    >
    > Are you privy to such information, Leonard? In the event that you are, I
    > would very much appreciate your sharing it with me and others.
    >
    >
    >
    > Leonard Grey wrote:
    >> Let's say this person opens a search engine.
    >>
    >> Let's say this person uses this as their search term: uninstall or
    >> remove internet explorer 8.
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> Daave wrote:
    >>> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3.
    >>> Its default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    >>> installation file:
    >>>
    >>> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along
    >>> the way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >>> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading
    >>> to IE7).
    >>>
    >>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >>> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially
    >>> in preparation?
    >>>
    >>> TIA.

    >
    >
     
  7. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Are there any specific things that need to be done before one uninstalls
    IE8? (Just like the idea that one would be well advised to do certain
    things before installing SP3, like obtaining the standalone installer
    rather than use Automatic Updates, disabling security programs, etc.) I
    thought that perhaps there may be some security updates applied after
    the fact that should be uninstalled first.


    Leonard Grey wrote:
    > "...are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    > preparation?"
    >
    > "In preparation" for what?
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Daave wrote:
    >> Thank you for your suggestion, Leonard. I am sure you mean well, but
    >> allow me to repeat the relevant part of my post:
    >>
    >>>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >>>> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do,
    >>>> especially in preparation?

    >>
    >> Your search engine suggestion is a wonderful starting point. In fact,
    >> here is the first (and I would imagine most relevant) hit:
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
    >> "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"
    >>
    >> Assuming the spuninst.exe command is not necessary, the method
    >> referenced is indeed to simply uninstall it using Add or Remove
    >> Programs in Control Panel. I assumed you understood I was already
    >> familiar with this well-known method (considering that I had
    >> mentioned it in my post), but perhaps I should not have assumed that.
    >>
    >> I was hoping for any information that might not be widely known. For
    >> instance, how many times has someone upgraded to SP3, only to later
    >> find that they would have been much better off first doing a certain
    >> amount of prep?
    >>
    >> Are you privy to such information, Leonard? In the event that you
    >> are, I would very much appreciate your sharing it with me and others.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Leonard Grey wrote:
    >>> Let's say this person opens a search engine.
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person uses this as their search term: uninstall or
    >>> remove internet explorer 8.
    >>> ---
    >>> Leonard Grey
    >>> Errare humanum est
    >>>
    >>> Daave wrote:
    >>>> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home,
    >>>> SP3. Its default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>>>
    >>>> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full
    >>>> IE8 installation file:
    >>>>
    >>>> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>>>
    >>>> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along
    >>>> the way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>>>
    >>>> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >>>> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading
    >>>> to IE7).
    >>>>
    >>>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >>>> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do,
    >>>> especially in preparation?
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA.
     
  8. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the suggestions, Bear.

    I suppose I could even physically disconnect from the Internet; that way
    it wouldn't even matter if I had no security during the uninstall.

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > No, other than to disable all real-time protection afforded by
    > anti-virus & anti-spware applications and any third-party firewall
    > (in which case you should enable the Windows Firewall).
    >
    >
    > Daave wrote:
    >> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3.
    >> Its default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>
    >> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    >> installation file:
    >>
    >> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>
    >> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along
    >> the way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>
    >> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading
    >> to IE7).
    >>
    >> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially
    >> in preparation?
    >>
    >> TIA.
     
  9. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Beyond what is written in the MSKB article and the normal practices for
    uninstalling software, there is nothing special to do.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Daave wrote:
    > Are there any specific things that need to be done before one uninstalls
    > IE8? (Just like the idea that one would be well advised to do certain
    > things before installing SP3, like obtaining the standalone installer
    > rather than use Automatic Updates, disabling security programs, etc.) I
    > thought that perhaps there may be some security updates applied after
    > the fact that should be uninstalled first.
    >
    >
    > Leonard Grey wrote:
    >> "...are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    >> preparation?"
    >>
    >> "In preparation" for what?
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> Daave wrote:
    >>> Thank you for your suggestion, Leonard. I am sure you mean well, but
    >>> allow me to repeat the relevant part of my post:
    >>>
    >>>>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >>>>> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do,
    >>>>> especially in preparation?
    >>> Your search engine suggestion is a wonderful starting point. In fact,
    >>> here is the first (and I would imagine most relevant) hit:
    >>>
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
    >>> "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"
    >>>
    >>> Assuming the spuninst.exe command is not necessary, the method
    >>> referenced is indeed to simply uninstall it using Add or Remove
    >>> Programs in Control Panel. I assumed you understood I was already
    >>> familiar with this well-known method (considering that I had
    >>> mentioned it in my post), but perhaps I should not have assumed that.
    >>>
    >>> I was hoping for any information that might not be widely known. For
    >>> instance, how many times has someone upgraded to SP3, only to later
    >>> find that they would have been much better off first doing a certain
    >>> amount of prep?
    >>>
    >>> Are you privy to such information, Leonard? In the event that you
    >>> are, I would very much appreciate your sharing it with me and others.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Leonard Grey wrote:
    >>>> Let's say this person opens a search engine.
    >>>>
    >>>> Let's say this person uses this as their search term: uninstall or
    >>>> remove internet explorer 8.
    >>>> ---
    >>>> Leonard Grey
    >>>> Errare humanum est
    >>>>
    >>>> Daave wrote:
    >>>>> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home,
    >>>>> SP3. Its default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full
    >>>>> IE8 installation file:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along
    >>>>> the way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >>>>> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading
    >>>>> to IE7).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >>>>> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do,
    >>>>> especially in preparation?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> TIA.

    >
    >
     
  10. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    I had a feeling this was the case. I of course wanted to be sure; thus
    my post.


    Leonard Grey wrote:
    > Beyond what is written in the MSKB article and the normal practices
    > for uninstalling software, there is nothing special to do.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Daave wrote:
    >> Are there any specific things that need to be done before one
    >> uninstalls IE8? (Just like the idea that one would be well advised
    >> to do certain things before installing SP3, like obtaining the
    >> standalone installer rather than use Automatic Updates, disabling
    >> security programs, etc.) I thought that perhaps there may be some
    >> security updates applied after the fact that should be uninstalled
    >> first. Leonard Grey wrote:
    >>> "...are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    >>> preparation?"
    >>>
    >>> "In preparation" for what?
    >>> ---
    >>> Leonard Grey
    >>> Errare humanum est
    >>>
    >>> Daave wrote:
    >>>> Thank you for your suggestion, Leonard. I am sure you mean well,
    >>>> but allow me to repeat the relevant part of my post:
    >>>>
    >>>>>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in
    >>>>>> Control Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do,
    >>>>>> especially in preparation?
    >>>> Your search engine suggestion is a wonderful starting point. In
    >>>> fact, here is the first (and I would imagine most relevant) hit:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
    >>>> "How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?"
    >>>>
    >>>> Assuming the spuninst.exe command is not necessary, the method
    >>>> referenced is indeed to simply uninstall it using Add or Remove
    >>>> Programs in Control Panel. I assumed you understood I was already
    >>>> familiar with this well-known method (considering that I had
    >>>> mentioned it in my post), but perhaps I should not have assumed
    >>>> that. I was hoping for any information that might not be widely
    >>>> known.
    >>>> For instance, how many times has someone upgraded to SP3, only to
    >>>> later find that they would have been much better off first doing a
    >>>> certain amount of prep?
    >>>>
    >>>> Are you privy to such information, Leonard? In the event that you
    >>>> are, I would very much appreciate your sharing it with me and
    >>>> others. Leonard Grey wrote:
    >>>>> Let's say this person opens a search engine.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Let's say this person uses this as their search term: uninstall or
    >>>>> remove internet explorer 8.
    >>>>> ---
    >>>>> Leonard Grey
    >>>>> Errare humanum est
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Daave wrote:
    >>>>>> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home,
    >>>>>> SP3. Its default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full
    >>>>>> IE8 installation file:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars
    >>>>>> along the way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >>>>>> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later
    >>>>>> upgrading to IE7).
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in
    >>>>>> Control Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do,
    >>>>>> especially in preparation?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> TIA.
     
  11. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    IE6 is DEAD No more on your PC
    BUT You Can uninstalling IE8
    For IE7 is a Live on your PC
    Just uninstalling IE8 and ReBoot and IE7 will be THERE ALL WAY'S
    you need not to install IE7 you have and you will love it to!!!





    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:uOfgMqZjKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3. Its
    > default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >
    > Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    > installation file:
    >
    > IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >
    > Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along the
    > way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >
    > Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the toolbars!)
    > and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading to IE7).
    >
    > Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel,
    > are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    > preparation?
    >
    > TIA.
    >
     
  12. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hey Hot-text,

    Change your Avata to Hot-HEX and inject some comedy into the NG.

    "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:96CE2A7C-E535-4405-B2F6-61057A2853A8@microsoft.com...
    > IE6 is DEAD No more on your PC
    > BUT You Can uninstalling IE8
    > For IE7 is a Live on your PC
    > Just uninstalling IE8 and ReBoot and IE7 will be THERE ALL WAY'S
    > you need not to install IE7 you have and you will love it to!!!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:uOfgMqZjKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3. Its
    >> default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>
    >> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    >> installation file:
    >>
    >> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>
    >> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along the
    >> way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>
    >> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading to
    >> IE7).
    >>
    >> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    >> preparation?
    >>
    >> TIA.
    >>

    >
     
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    +1 but you still wanna disable all real-time protections before uninstalling
    or installing an IE upgrade and/or Windows Service Pack.

    Daave wrote:
    > Thanks for the suggestions, Bear.
    >
    > I suppose I could even physically disconnect from the Internet; that way
    > it wouldn't even matter if I had no security during the uninstall.
    >
    > PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >> No, other than to disable all real-time protection afforded by
    >> anti-virus & anti-spware applications and any third-party firewall
    >> (in which case you should enable the Windows Firewall).
    >>
    >>
    >> Daave wrote:
    >>> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3.
    >>> Its default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    >>> installation file:
    >>>
    >>> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along
    >>> the way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >>> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading
    >>> to IE7).
    >>>
    >>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >>> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially
    >>> in preparation?
    >>>
    >>> TIA.
     
  14. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    <plonk>

    Hot-text wrote:
    > IE6 is DEAD No more on your PC...
     
  15. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Thx again, Bear. I take it that +1 means "I agree."

    Yes, I definitely plan on disabling all real-time protections in this
    situation. :) Actually, my preferred method is to configure a Clean
    Boot.


    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > +1 but you still wanna disable all real-time protections before
    > uninstalling or installing an IE upgrade and/or Windows Service Pack.
    >
    > Daave wrote:
    >> Thanks for the suggestions, Bear.
    >>
    >> I suppose I could even physically disconnect from the Internet; that
    >> way it wouldn't even matter if I had no security during the
    >> uninstall. PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >>> No, other than to disable all real-time protection afforded by
    >>> anti-virus & anti-spware applications and any third-party firewall
    >>> (in which case you should enable the Windows Firewall).
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Daave wrote:
    >>>> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home,
    >>>> SP3. Its default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>>>
    >>>> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full
    >>>> IE8 installation file:
    >>>>
    >>>> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>>>
    >>>> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along
    >>>> the way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>>>
    >>>> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >>>> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading
    >>>> to IE7).
    >>>>
    >>>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >>>> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do,
    >>>> especially in preparation?
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA.
     
  16. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    More misinformation.

    "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:96CE2A7C-E535-4405-B2F6-61057A2853A8@microsoft.com...
    : IE6 is DEAD No more on your PC
    : BUT You Can uninstalling IE8
    : For IE7 is a Live on your PC
    : Just uninstalling IE8 and ReBoot and IE7 will be THERE ALL WAY'S
    : you need not to install IE7 you have and you will love it to!!!
    :
    :
    :
    :
    :
    : "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    : news:uOfgMqZjKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    : > Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3. Its
    : > default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    : >
    : > Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    : > installation file:
    : >
    : > IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    : >
    : > Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along the
    : > way and installs all the critical security updates.
    : >
    : > Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    toolbars!)
    : > and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading to IE7).
    : >
    : > Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    Panel,
    : > are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    : > preparation?
    : >
    : > TIA.
    : >
     
  17. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Or Unsafe-Hex! <eg>

    rob^_^ wrote:
    > Hey Hot-text,
    >
    > Change your Avata to Hot-HEX and inject some comedy into the NG.
    >
    > "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:96CE2A7C-E535-4405-B2F6-61057A2853A8@microsoft.com...
    >> IE6 is DEAD No more on your PC
    >> BUT You Can uninstalling IE8
    >> For IE7 is a Live on your PC
    >> Just uninstalling IE8 and ReBoot and IE7 will be THERE ALL WAY'S
    >> you need not to install IE7 you have and you will love it to!!!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uOfgMqZjKHA.1824@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Let's say a person performs a Clean Install of Windows XP Home, SP3. Its
    >>> default Web browser is IE6, of course.
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person upgrades IE directly to IE8, using the full IE8
    >>> installation file:
    >>>
    >>> IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe .
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person uses it for a while, adds some toolbars along the
    >>> way and installs all the critical security updates.
    >>>
    >>> Let's say this person is not happy with IE8 (not because of the
    >>> toolbars!) and would like to revert to IE6 (perhaps later upgrading to
    >>> IE7).
    >>>
    >>> Other than uninstalling IE8 using Add or Remove Programs in Control
    >>> Panel, are there any other things the person needs to do, especially in
    >>> preparation?
    >>>
    >>> TIA.
     

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