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Uninstalling and reinstalling IE

By Sunshine360 ·
Is there a way to uninstall and reinstall Internet Explorer?

I am now having problems with IE on 2 computers. One computer won't populate pop-up or smaller windows that I select, the frames come up, but all I get is an hourglass and an empty window.

My other computer won't get Windows updates now. I can get to the page, but when I try and download updates, it will sit here all day if I let it without retrieving or installing the updates.

I have tried emptying my cache, I have tried changing the security settings, I have tried patching both computers, I have tried everything I can think of to fix this with no luck. The only thing that I haven't tried is to uninstall it since it can't be completely uninstalled through add/remove programs.

Does anyone have any information on problems like this?

Thanks in advance.

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ie problems

by merlin8735 In reply to Uninstalling and reinstal ...

Run sfc to get back to the base and do your patches. This should put you back in business.

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Repairing IE

by jardinier In reply to ie problems

Go to Add/Remove Programs, highlight Internet Explorer and click "Add/Remove." This will bring up an option "Repair Internet Explorer."
I do not understand your statement that you cannot fully uninstall IE, as I have successfully done so on many occasions. This facility normally only fails to work if you have already manually deleted some component.

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