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IE7 is not opening after IE8 uninstall

By casneo ·
I had to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 due to a compatibility issue with a vendors website. Now IE7 will not load. I can not load it from shortcuts or launching the iexplore.exe or even using /a. I was able to download ie7 setup and reinstall successfully (preformed 5 times now) but still does not open. Safari and Firefox work so I know it is related to the uninstall. Any ideas?

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by jfuller05 In reply to IE7 is not opening after ...

First, if you have not already don that, uninstall IE8 via Add remove programs.
Second, uninstall IE7 from add remove programs.
If you cant uninstall it from add remove programs, open a command prompt and go to the following directory;
C:\WINDOWS\ie7\spuninst>
Write spuninst and press enter. IE7 will now uninstall.

Now are you back at IE6. Install updates again and then install IE7.

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If this is XP, and you installed IE 8 beta originally,

by seanferd In reply to IE7 is not opening after ...

you may need to do a full OS reinstall.

Specifics, in a nutshell:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13554_3-10029385-33.html

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