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Win 7 & I.E. versions 8 & 9


Win 7 & I.E. versions 8 & 9

On the 12th my system got "upgraded" to I.E. 9. Today I noticed that some internal web applications were not working properly with 9.

So I wanted to download and reinstall 8.
Microsoft doesn't have a download of I.E. 8 for windows 7.

In order to get your win 7 box back to 8 you have to have to uninstall I.E. 9

Go to the Control Panel, Programs & Features, Pick on View Installed Updates, and then pick on the I.E. 9 update and uninstall it. Reboot the system.

After the system comes up I.E. will be on version 8.

It seems counter intuitive. You expect that the update to 9 would have wiped out 8 and you would have to download it again. But that's not how it works.

David Haigh
Phone: 925-424-3931
Fax: 925-423-7496
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
7000 East Ave, L-362
Livermore, CA 94550


I've had IE 9 issues too. I used this to uninstall IE 9. Run this from a cmd prompt.

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"
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