Saturday, May 29, 2010

How to remove or uninstall IE8 from Windows

First, If you have a problem browsing or viewing web pages with Internet Explorer 8, I recommend you to try Compatibility View option.

- Click Tools -> Compatibility View to activate this feature.

If this feature doesn't help you or you just need to get rid of IE8, here's the step.


For Windows XP

1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2.Click Add or Remove Programs.
3.Make sure there is a check mark in the Show updates box in the upper-middle of the window.
4.Scroll down the list and highlight Internet Explorer 8, then click Remove to uninstall.

For Windows Vista
1. Click Windows Start Button and then click Control Panel.
2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
3. In the Tasks pane, click View installed updates.
4. Scroll down the listing and highlight Windows Internet Explorer 8.
5. Double-click Windows Internet Explorer 8 or click Uninstall from the top of the window to remove Internet Explorer 8.


For Windows 7

1. Click Windows Start Button and then click Control Panel.
2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
3. In the tasks pane, select and click Turn Windows features on or off.
4. In the list of windows features, locate Internet Explorer 8 and clear the check box next to Internet Explorer 8.
5. You will receive a warning message in a pop-up window. Click Yes to proceed.
6. You will be prompt to restart windows to complete the process.

Note: In Windows 7, you cannot actually remove or uninstall Internet Explorer 8. The above step is just hiding Internet Explorer 8 from users like us. I see no point to actually remove IE8, if you think it's worthless using it, just leave it.

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