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by 17bousquet / May 21, 2013 1:13 AM PDT

IE is no longer on my computer, but when I try to download IE10 I get message saying that a later version is already installed. If I look in control panel > uninstall a program, IE is not to be found. However, In C:// computer>programs files(x86) an IE folder exists, but I am unable to delete it. How can I download IE?

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Click "Turn Windows Features on and off"
by wpgwpg / May 21, 2013 1:20 AM PDT
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In the Programs & Features applet, click "Turn Windows Features on and off". You'll see Internet Explorer listed there and you can uncheck it.
Good luck.

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When you uninstall something it just removes the
by orlbuckeye / May 21, 2013 8:36 PM PDT
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files it doesn't remove the folder. It looks like you have Windows 7 64 bit because the folder program files(x86) exists. IE 32 and 64 bit are both installed on 64 bit Windows 7.

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Re: IE
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 21, 2013 8:51 PM PDT
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Since you can't uninstall/remove Internet Explorer (it's integrated in the OS) it must be there. So the question is: how did you come to the conclusion that it's no longer on your computer?

You told there was an IE folder in program files. Are there any files in it? If there happens to be a file iexplore.exe, that's IE. And that proves it's still there (so it invalidates your conclusion that it isn't there no longer).


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