i am having a problem with my internet explorer 8 so I want to downgrade to internet explorer 7. I tried installing intenet explorer back but it displays an error message that a newer versin of it is already installed....pls how can I switch back?i need help.
Maybe you'll have to uninstall the upgrades first from add/remove programs. After doing that, if you don't see the uninstall button, go to windows/IE8 and inside you'll find the folder named spuninst, execute the file spuninst.exe. This file will uninstall IE8.
According to Microsoft if you uninstall IE8 there will still be some parts of it left to work with Windows. It will not completely uninstall, so in order to view web pages you will need a third party browser like Mozilla.
See the Microsoft article.
How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8?
Article ID: 957700 - Last Review: March 19, 2010 - Revision: 9.0 ... Therefore, if you remove Internet Explorer 8, you will have to install a third-party browser to be able to browse the Internet. ... version of Windows that you are running, or if you need help verifying that you are an administrator, click here to ...
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Didnt work for me... I also tried MS alternative solution which is pasting FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-8*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart" into the command prompt... got the blue screen after that one... still looking for another answer.