Internet Explorer 7

By boroboy
Feb 8, 2007
  1. Hi everyone - after downloading IE7, every time i used it, it crashed - so i uninstalled it. I then tried to reinstall IE6, but i get a message saying " setup has detected a newer version of IE already installed on your system". How can this be when i have already uninstalled IE7? Or is there another way of uninstalling it? And then reinstalling IE6? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Maybe the easiest solution would be to do a system restore to before you installed IE7.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. boroboy

    boroboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36


    Thanks Howard - but i would have to system restore back to mid-november - would i lose all my updates and downloads from that date?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ah I see what you mean. That is a long time ago and yes, you would probably lose some stuff you`ve installed since then.

    Maybe you should reinstall IE7, then uninstall it from add/remove programmes in your control panel and see if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Another thought may be to forgo IE altogether and try Firefox or Opera. With the latter being my choice.
  6. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Posts: 195

    I did this a while ago with ie7 beta, and was really pissed so I wanted to go back to IE6.

    What managed to work for me was deleting the proper registry keys (doing a search) and then installing 6 back again. It was rather a pain in the *** though.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    once you install IE7 it is almost impossible to remove unless you have something like Norton Goback or you restore your system from a previously ghosted or saved file. IE is intricately part of the OS. I don't like IE at all - especially IE7. So I use it only for windows updating. I use Mozilla and also Firefox for web browsers.
  8. boroboy

    boroboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Thanks chaps,looks like Mozilla Firefox for me.
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