Removing IE6 from Win XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Tris, Jul 14, 2002.

  1. Tris

    Tris Guest

    Does anyone know how to remove IE6 from Win XP? Its build in, and I need to reinstall a fresh copy .......any suggestions would be gratefully accepted.
     
  2. madmatt

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    You can't do it, so don't try. If you hadn't noticed, explorer.exe is similar to iexplore.exe.
     
  3. madmatt

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    Just reinstall IE from the XP CD-ROM. Doing this will repair any problem files there might be.
     
  4. Iceman

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    Madmatt is correct that option is not available yet.

    :cool:
     
  5. allan

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    To Reinstall IE6:

    1) Insert the Win XP CD

    2) Open Start / Run and type:
    rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 c:\windows\inf\ie.inf

    Press ENTER
     
  6. Heineken Man

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    umm

    Correct me if I am wrong but going to add/rem Programs and then add/rem window components then unchecking internet explorer folowed by the next button will remove it from the computer. As a internet tech I have done this many times...
     
  7. madmatt

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    Re: umm

    That doesn't remove it. Removes the shortcuts and such. But since Explorer is similar and basically the same as IE, removing it completely it cannot do.

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  8. allan

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    Heinekin - that does not remove IE. You cannot - for now - separate IE6 from the OS - it is considered a key component. When SP1 is released later this year it will separate IE6 from the OS and provide a simple means for removing it.