How To Uninstall Internet Explorer 9 Browser When The Standard Uninstallation Procedure Doesn’t WorkPosted April 30, 2012 – 7:16 pm in: IE
Internet Explorer is the most used web browser in the world and enjoys a good market share despite strong competition from Google Chrome browser. Vista and Windows 7 users who have been using Internet Explorer 8 are finally switching to Internet Explorer 9, which is the latest stable version of Microsoft’s browser.
Upgrading from Internet Explorer 8 to IE9 is fairly simple. You just need to download and run the installer to upgrade to the latest version of the browser. Users can always downgrade to the previously installed version of Internet Explorer by uninstalling Internet Explorer 9, if the latest version isn’t working as expected.
A little over a year ago, we covered how to uninstall Internet Explorer 9 browser from your PC. One can navigate to Programs and Features in Control Panel and then click View installed updates option to see Internet Explorer 9 entry. Right-clicking and selecting uninstall option should remove the version from your PC and restore the previous version of the browser.
But in case if you are receiving error while trying to uninstall using the above mentioned procedure or not able to find the Internet Explorer 9 entry in the installed updates list, you can follow the instructions given below to remove IE9 from your PC.
Step 1: First you need to launch the elevated prompt. You can do this by typing CMD in Start menu search box and simultaneously pressing Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys. Click Yes for the User Account Control (UAC) prompt. Alternatively, you can go to Start, All Programs, Accessories and right-click on Command Prompt entry and then click Run as administrator to open elevated prompt.
Step 2: In the prompt, copy and paste the following command and then press enter key to execute the command.
FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"
Step 3: Finally, reboot your computer to completely uninstall Internet Explorer 9 from your PC.
Users who can’t execute the command can download a Fix it solution from Microsoft to automatically remove IE9 from your PC. Download the Fix it from here, run the Fix it and then follow the on-screen instructions. That’s it!Tags: Internet Explorer, Uninstall
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