Help needed to remove IE9

  Tonsie 11:20 18 Nov 2010

While window updates was running on my sons PC,he
was called away for a good while.On returning he
discovered on boot up Windows IE9 was installed,
and as a result the internet stopped working.How
can he uninstall IE9 and go back to IE8?
Regards Tonsie.

  Tonsie 11:57 18 Nov 2010

Many Thanks 124 for reply,I will pass it on ASAP.He will be pleased.
Regards Tonsie.

  birdface 12:03 18 Nov 2010

Or this.

to uninstall Internet ExplorerThe following instructions apply to both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
1.Click the Start button , type Programs and Features in the search box, and then click View installed updates in the left pane.

2.Under Uninstall an update, scroll down to the Microsoft Windows section.

3.Right-click Windows Internet Explorer 9, click Uninstall, and then, when prompted, click Yes.

4.Click one of the following:
•Restart now (to finish the process of uninstalling Internet Explorer 9, and restore the previous version of Internet Explorer).

•Restart later (to wait until you shut down or restart your computer).

NoteAfter you uninstall Internet Explorer 9 Beta, the previously installed version of Internet Explorer will be available on your computer. It is not necessary to reinstall.

  Tonsie 13:43 18 Nov 2010

Many thanks for your input,printed a copy of your
fix.I will let you know of the outcome.
Regards Tonsie.

  Tonsie 11:37 24 Nov 2010

My son followed you detailed instructions and IE9 was uninstalled ok,but IE8 failed to start up.It did appear to start but failed.He is on Vista and ISP Sky.Any advice?
Regards Tonsie.

  rdave13 11:56 24 Nov 2010

Try start- all programs- accessories- system tools and start IE (no-addons). If IE loads then select tools- internet options- advanced tab and the reset tab for IE.

  birdface 12:03 24 Nov 2010

If he is on XP or Vista get him to run the Fix it on this.

click here

  Tonsie 12:04 24 Nov 2010

Many thanks rdave13
For your reply,I will pass your info on.
Regards Tonsie

  Tonsie 12:10 24 Nov 2010

Thanks buteman my son is at work so I've sent
your info to him.I think.
Regards Tonsie.

  birdface 12:10 24 Nov 2010

IE9 I think is still a beta version and you should not get that on Windows Update.
Try Add-remove,
Turn Windows features on or off.
And make sure IE8 is ticked.
I am using IE9 and trying that IE8 does not show so maybe it will not appear until you remove IE9.
If using W/7 go to Internet Options.Advanced and press reset.
That resets Internet explorer to its original state.

  birdface 12:12 24 Nov 2010

Ignore my last remarks for reset as rdave13 has already suggested how to do it.

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