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Problem uninstalling IE 8 beta 2

By dadamski ·
I recently installed IE 8 beta 2 . everything seemed fine at first but after restarting the computer although IE would load (the homepage google) it would not load anything else (sites etc) and would come up with a box saying 'the requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context' this was the same with all the favorites. i decided to uninstall IE 8 so tried add/remove programs which did not work a black box came (containing nothing) flashed up then disapeared . so next i tried the method on microsoft support

1. Carefully select and then copy the following command:
%windir%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe
2. Click Start, click Run, type Cmd.exe, and then press ENTER.
3. Right-click inside the Cmd.exe window, and then click Paste to paste the command that you copied in step 1.
4. Press ENTER to uninstall Internet Explorer 8. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer. Then follow the Next steps to verify that your previous version of Internet Explorer is restored

This method also flashed up the box as before then did nothing i am now stuck as i cant go back to IE 7 or 6 so im wondering what to do. my stystem restore does nothing to change this

has anyone got any ideas

many thanks

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Why?

by Kenone In reply to Problem uninstalling IE 8 ...

Why would anyone want to use MSIE?
Why are you using a BETA?
What do the folks at the BETA forum say?

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Help!!! IE8

by andiestwo5 In reply to Problem uninstalling IE 8 ...

I tried the uninstall advice from this blog,but my computer can't find such a file or a path,,can I get this file somewhere as a download, The file in question is spuninst.exe
Can anybody help me out? I would be very grateful! Please if you can write my email andiestwo5@yahoo.com

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IE8

by craftslady2008 In reply to Problem uninstalling IE 8 ...

I noticed this with IE 8 and my way of thinking, they still haven't got the bugs out of IE 7 so why make something that higher and not take the bugs, viruses out of IE 7? it doesn't make sense to me. Oh don't get me started with Windows 7 that is another thing they should do with windows 98 take the bug out of the system. They really make me pissed off.

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MS KB 957700

by CG IT In reply to Problem uninstalling IE 8 ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700

if you followed all those steps, and you still have a problem, contact Microsoft.

note: you still need a browser so install one.

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