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How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 7?
: There are two methods for uninstalling Windows Internet Explorer 7:
  • Method 1: Use Add or Remove Programs
  • Method 2: Use Spuninst.exe

Method 1

The simplest way to uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 7 is to use Add or Remove Programs.

Step 1: Uninstall Internet Explorer 7

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK. It may take several seconds for your computer to compile a list of programs.
  3. Scroll down through the list and click Windows Internet Explorer 7, and then click Remove.

Step 2: Verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored|
To verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type iexplore. Windows Internet Explorer opens.
  3. On the Help menu, click About Internet Explorer. The About Internet Explorer window opens.
  4. If the Version number begins with 6, you have successfully uninstalled Internet Explorer 7 and restored Internet Explorer 6.

If this method did not work for you, try method 2.

Method 2

If method 1 did not uninstall Internet Explorer 7, try using the Spuninst.exe executable wizard on your computer.

Step 1: Make hidden files and hidden folders visible

  1. Click Start, and then click My Documents.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced settings list, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

Step 2: Uninstall Internet Explorer 7
To uninstall Internet Explorer 7, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then click OK.
  3. Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7.

Step 3: Verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored
To verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type iexplore. Windows Internet Explorer opens.
  3. On the Help menu, click About Internet Explorer. The About Internet Explorer window opens.
  4. If the Version number begins with 6, you have successfully uninstalled Internet Explorer 7 and restored Internet Explorer 6.
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