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How Can I remove Internet Explorer IE8 RC1

by scanner1132 / January 30, 2009 10:57 AM PST

I have contacted Microsoft about this problem.
The only help they suggested was to go to the
add & remove programs and remove it!!!

I have Microsoft Updates on Download Automatically.
It downloaded Internet Explore 8 RC1.
In the add & remove programs it does not give you
the option to add & remove it like other Updates & Software's do!!

I have even tried un-installing it as if it was a Vista Opp System
I am running Windows Xp Pro SP2 Media Center Edition.
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
284 GHz, 3.25 GB of Ram x's 2.

Can someone tell me how to uninstall this JUNK !!!

Thanks'

Thomas

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IE 8.0 Rc1 Errors
by Rcharl01 / January 30, 2009 8:55 PM PST

I may have the answer to your prayers. Check the IE 8.x properties installation icon from which you clicked to install IE 8.x If it indicates 14.x Mb, that is the problem. It should indicate 15.x Mb. I have fixed this issue on both of my computers after reinstalling from the very first 15.x load. Apparently, I was lucky to get that GOOD first load and saved it, for any updates that have come down the pike have only caused IE 8.x to Error.

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How Can I remove Internet Explorer IE8 RC1
by scanner1132 / January 30, 2009 9:41 PM PST
In reply to: IE 8.0 Rc1 Errors

I checked the properties. The only thing it shows is 16.1 MB (16,939,888 bytes). I was running IE7. I did not download IE8.
It somehow downloaded it onto my system which Microsoft says cannot happen, that you have to manually download and install. I did not download and install it. I didn't like IE7 so I sure as hyeck would not want IE8 on my system.

Thank You for your suggestions and help.

Thomas

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IE 8.x
by Rcharl01 / January 30, 2009 9:56 PM PST

It is most unfortunate that Microsoft automatically loaded IE 8 on your system. I know, because I have tried to revert back to IE 7 and it will not let you downgrade. I have the install Icon on my desktop for IE 8 that WILL work, since you are now stuck with IE 8. It is 15.9Mb in size and although I may be able to zip it and send it to you, it may still be to large for your inbox.

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IE8
by scanner1132 / January 30, 2009 10:12 PM PST
In reply to: IE 8.x

Thank You.
It is like you said it would not go through it is to large.
But thank you just the same.
My Icon is still in the start menu but it is hung if
you know what I am talking about.
It doesn't matter if I restart the ststem or not.
It stays hung. I will never leave my updates on automatic any longer .
I will check each one to see what is being downloaded and installed.
So much for Microsoft. I have 4 XP Pro's and this is the newest I
just had built by AVADIRECT. It came with IE7.

Thanks'

Thomas
Down and out in Mobile, Al

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