Uninstallation of Internet Explorer® from Windows® 7 system
How to uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 7 system?
The Internet Explorer is a good web browser which can be used with Windows 7. It has various improved features. Manufacturers have included many version of the Internet Explorer like Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9. But, you may sometimes need to remove the Internet Explorer from your Windows 7 system. It might be due to various reasons. The most possible reason includes the Internet Explorer getting conflicts with some third-party software. There are number of web browsers available which have been improved with many features than the Internet Explorer. In these situations, you may no longer need the Internet Explorer and thus you opt to uninstall it. You may also get some issues in your system while running the Internet Explorer and the final step to resolve all these issues is to uninstall the Internet Explorer completely.
Here are some tips to uninstall Internet Explorer from the Windows 7 system:
- Unchecking Internet Explorer
- Using the 'Add or Remove' program
- Using spuninst.exe program
Unchecking Internet Explorer
You can try unchecking of Internet Explorer to get the Internet Explorer removed from Windows 7. For this, you need to open the 'Start' menu and get the "Programs and Features” option. You need to then select the 'Turn Windows Features on or off.' Finally, remove the checkmark for Internet Explorer to get it uninstalled form the Windows 7 system.
Using the 'Add or Remove' program
You can use the 'Add or Remove' program to uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 7 computer. For this, you need to go to the 'Start' menu of the system and in the 'Run' box, type 'appwiz.cpl.' This will open up the 'Add or Remove' program. You need to scroll through the list displayed in the 'Add or Remove' program window and select the Internet Explorer icon. You need to then just click the 'Remove' button to get it removed from the system.
You can use the spuninst.exe to remove the Internet Explorer from the Windows 7 system, if the above steps do not work. For this, you need to take a series of steps. At first, you need to open My documents folder and click Folder Options in the 'Tools' menu. You need to then click the 'View' tab and get the 'Advanced Settings' list. Then, click 'Show hidden files and folders' option in the Hidden Files and Folders tab. Next step is to type '%windir%ie7spuninstspuninst.exe' in the Run box. It will open the spuninst.exe wizard and you need to follow on-screen instructions to get the Internet Explorer removed from Windows 7 computer.
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