Uninstall and Reinstall Internet Explorer® on Windows® 7
Windows 7 has many advantages over other Operating Systems. Windows 7 has been specifically designed for users who like to be online for hours. This OS comes with in-built security software (Windows Defender) so that system would be always protected from malware and also a two-way firewall that would block all malicious content as well as prevent online data thefts. Windows 7 also has the latest version of Internet Explorer 8. Internet Explorer 8 is the fastest and safest web browser available on the market. All aspects of the web browser can be even customized to suit various user requirements. There are plenty of add-ons that can be installed on Internet Explorer 8 to improve its functionality. In case some issues do come up with the Internet Explorer 8 installed on your system operating on Windows 7, it can be uninstalled and then reinstalled very easily. If users are facing issues with Internet Explorer 8 such as browser freeze, browser crashing very often, browser unable to show any web page etc. then it is better to uninstall and then reinstall the browser rather than trying to fix the issue.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information on tips to uninstall and reinstall Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7:
- Using Windows components
- Close all background applications
- Run Antivirus tool
Using Windows components
Internet Explorer is an integral part of Windows 7. Windows 7 can be uninstalled using the add or remove Windows component tab in the Control panel of the system. Unchecking the Internet Explorer 8 would remove it and rechecking it would automatically install the browser. This is very helpful as users do not have to download any stand-alone installer files of Internet Explorer 8 to install on the system.
Close all background applications
When reinstalling Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7, users are advised to close all applications running in the background. The task manager must be used to close and terminate all unnecessary services so that the installation would be completed quickly. Closing all applications also has the added advantage that the installation would be clean and without errors of any sort.
Before starting with the reinstallation of Internet Explorer on Windows 7 users are recommended to run the antivirus tool installed on the system. This must be always done so that system would be clean off any malware. Presence of malware within the system at the time of reinstallation of Internet Explorer is likely to corrupt the installation and cause many issues.
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