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Uninstall IE 6 in WinXP

By Stilton13 ·
I've had a client request that IE 6 be "rolled back" to IE 5.5 on his WinXP PCs. Haven't had a chance to check it out yet, and details are a bit vague, but he says he thinks IE 6 is having problems with a web app he needs to run.

The thing is, asfar as I know, you can't remove IE 6 from XP - it's too integrated into the OS. And the Add/Remove Windows Components option only removes the desktop & start menu icons - not the app.

However, I came across an article which states "In response tothe anti-trust verdict, Microsoft took the unprecedented step last summer of allowing XP users to uninstall the IE application (but not the underlying HTML rendering engine and other supporting technologies) and replace it with a competing product. This decision forms the framework for future middleware removals, which will be implemented in XP Service Pack 1 (SP1)". Well, I have XP SP1 and I can't see how to remove anything more significant than a couple of icons in the UI.

Just how much ofIE 6 can be removed?

I can appreciate that there is probably a better way to approach this client's issues through further diagnosis of the underlying problem, but I wanted to know if there was a way to get an earlier version of IE running under XP before I went in to see him.

Thanks.

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by SRamesh2K In reply to Uninstall IE 6 in WinXP

after installing SP1, you can set the default browser and still cannot remove IE

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20680338.html

Thank you!

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by dmiles In reply to Uninstall IE 6 in WinXP

Tiny in stature, but packs a whollop!

IEradicator is tiny, script that uses the Windows setup engine to surgically remove Internet Explorer versions 3 through 6.0 from Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium and Windows 2000(sr1).

If you are one of the 70+% for which IE is the browser that floats your boat you can reinstall the version you prefer. If not, then you can bask in the inner glow of knowing you just secured your PC from all known and unknown, past and future, IE security bugs while claiming back 30+MB of closet space. Isn't it nice to have the choice?

The removal process is elegant with all COM servers politely being asked to de-register themselves from the system registry using their inbuilt deinstallation routines before being eliminated from the hard disk. IEradicator then pulls out the cleaning gear and gives the registry a good polish before returning control back to you. The MS HTML Engine (shdocvw.dll and mshtml.dll) is left on the machine to provide needed functionality for other applications that render HMTL (e.g. Outlook Express) or that launch a mini-browsing window (e.g. Winamp's Mini Browser, Netmeeting's Online Directory).

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by TheChas In reply to Uninstall IE 6 in WinXP

I seriously suspect that IE 5.5 will NOT function on a XP system.

Microsoft ties IE into the OS very seriously. The version of IE that shipped with the original release of the OS is 'usually' the lowest version that will function on that version of Windows.

I would be curious as to what your client hopes to accomplish with this "down-grade".

Chas

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