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Can't Uinstall IE7 Beta 2 - big oops with ccleaner :(

By Mr.Fork
Jul 2, 2006
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  1. Hey all,

    IE7 Beta 3 was released last week. I went to uninstall Beta 2 and realized that CCLEANER uninstalled the installation director from C:\WINDOWS (stupid me).

    When I tried to install IE7 Beta 3, it states I must uninstall Beta 2 first - which I can't cause the installer is no longer on my machine.

    Anyone know how I can trick IE7 beta 3 to just install regardless of the IE7B2?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Can you do a system restore to before you used Ccleaner to uninstall the installation director?

    Failing that, can you reinstall the beta 2 version? Then uninstall in the normal way.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Mr.Fork

    Mr.Fork TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I looked at my system restore - I have a couple of other important installs after that date.

    You also can't find IE7B2 anymore either.

    But I fixed it. How?

    I renamed IEXPLORERE.EXE in Program Files\Internet Explorer to IEXPLORER1.EXe and presto, IE7 Beta 3 installed.

    Thanks for your suggestions!

    MR.F
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    That`s great news.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 484

    Just goes to show sometimes they most unlikely things to work are the best things to do. :)
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    I downloaded this crap myself and found out it was worse than IE6. Fortunately I have Goback on my system and I was able to go back to the previous state. I hope you have a back up or some other kind of reversion program.
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