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Uninstall Internet Explorer 8

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement
 
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Maybe you “Just don’t like it”, but for whatever reason, here’s a tip on how to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP and Vista.

Note: Before even attempting this tip, make sure you have another up-to-date browser already installed on your PC, otherwise you won’t be able to view content on some web pages correctly. Alternate browsers include: Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Google Chrome.

Windows XP:

Go to Start>Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs

Now look down the list and find Windows Internet Explorer 8 and click the Remove button.

Restart and you’re finished!

Windows Vista:

Go to Start>Control Panel

Now select Programs (Might be Programs and Features if you’re in Classic View)

Now select View Installed Updates (Might be under Tasks if you’re in Classic View)

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Scroll down until you see Windows Internet Explorer 8 and click Uninstall at the top.

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If you can’t find anything to uninstall you may want to consider just installing a new web browser and simply forgetting you have IE8 on your computer at all. For example, I can’t uninstall IE8 in Windows 7, so I just forget about it and use Firefox!

~Andrew

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