Methods to Uninstall / Remove IE9

Provided below are 7 methods to uninstall IE9 on problematic systems plus additional notes and tips. 

 

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First Method:

  • Follow the instructions provided by Microsoft in normal mode windows.  If the procedure fails, retry it via "safe mode w/networking".

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9

 

 

Second Method:

 

  • Open Programs Control Panel and enable the "viewing of installed updates".
  • Then sort the name column by clicking on the "Name" column label.
  • Then look for the "Windows Internet Explorer 9" entry near the bottom of the list.

 

Third Method:

  • Log in as Administrator
  • Close all IE browser windows
  • Open a "Command" windows by Clicking Start > Run > Cmd
  • Open "Notepad"
  • Copy and paste the text below into Notepad. This will convert the html below into plain text:

 

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


  • Next copy the text from Notepad and paste into the Command window at the disk prompt by right clicking the mouse and select "paste", then press the enter key.
  • After the commands run and the disk prompt returns, paste the text again and rerun the commands.
  • Next reboot to finalize / update the configuration with IE8.

 

Fourth Method:

  • Log in as Administrator either in normal mode or safe mode
  • Execute a system restore point dated prior to the ie9 installation
  • Launch the ie browser and check if the older version is restored.  If not, then proceed to next method -

 

Fifth Method:

  • If Step 4 above has been executed, then
  • Re-execute Steps 2 and or Step 3 at this time

 

Sixth Method:

 

Free / No Contract Telephone Support:

You may also be eligible for telephone support if your issue causes your computer to crash or if Internet Explorer 9 does not let you browse all sites. To learn more about your support options, please contact Microsoft at the following telephone number: (800) 642-7676

ref: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&sd=gn&c1=503&gprid=15672&&st=1&wfxredirect=1

 

Seventh Method:

 

Indirect Method  -  There is a possible method that indirectly allows for the removal of ie9.  Please see Page 7 of this thread and review the post provided by Ron_500 and my subsequent response.


Please feel free to provide feedback related to the above method.


Note : If you successfully removed IE9, then your windows will subsequently notify you about the IE9 update via the windows update control panel.  So you may need to disable / hide the ie9 update in order to circumvent reinstalling it again.

 

When the removal of IE9 is futile.  


On newer computers, IE9 comes factory installed.  It is slip-streamed along with the newer service packs.  While I haven't found a direct method to remove ie9 by itself on these machines, it might be possible to uninstall the service packs first and revert the system back to the original version of windows, which may also re-instate the IE8. 


However, if this is possible then it is an option best left for the experts or those that the retail version of the win7 setup / installation cd.  


To this end the following tips are provided as a work around for those with an un-removable ie9:


Tip 1 : If removing IE9 is futile, you might try changing IE9 mode to IE8 mode by pressing the F12 key.   A menu will pop up and there will be a "Browser Mode" option.  After making the selection, press F12 to close and retry webpages that require the older browser mode.

 

Tip 2 :  If removing IE9 is futile, you might try installing and using the "Fire Fox Browser".   It is widely acceptable for use by financial and collegiate institutions. Besides, it is a good idea to have a back up browser on your system as well.  I use Fire Fox 99% of the time now and it is a breath of fresh air for those of us who have endured and struggled with the ie's.

 

If additional methods are discovered, they will be posted accordingly herein.

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Sixth Method:

 

Free / No Contract Telephone Support:

 

You may also be eligible for telephone support if your issue causes your computer to crash or if Internet Explorer 9 does not let you browse all sites. To learn more about your support options, please contact Microsoft at the following telephone number: (800) 642-7676

 

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I have uninstalled and reinstalled IE9, but it did not solve my issue. The gist of my issue is that when pinning Hotmail to the task bar on two of my machines, it does not show the correct favicon nor the correct jump list, i.e., I do not see the following items: 

  • Inbox
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Send email

However, on one of my machines, it does display the correct favicon and the correct jumplist. The machines that I'm having the issue with are:

  • Dell Laptop XPS M1710 running Win 7 Ultimate - 32bit
  • Dell Inspiron 530 desktop running Win 7 Home Premium - 32bit

The machine that I am not having the issue with is:

  • Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook running Win 7 Home Premium - 32bit

I really appreciate your help. Other than an annoyance, this is not a critical issue and doesn't seem to have any other impact to using IE9.

 

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I'll try that and get back to you. Thanks for the advice.

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I got in. The site rebooted itself or was having work done. Thanks for the advice.

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that worked. thanx

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you're welcome.

 

btw:  this thread i created has gone unmarked as "answered" for a while. 

 

could you help by marking the methods as such?  thanks.

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Sorry.  Still struggling to get IE9 off and reinstalled.

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unfortunately, all the methodologies provided should cover all the scenario's for uninstalling ie9.

 

obviously you have a new one "or"

 

maybe ie9 is not actually installed on your system.

 

perhaps, you can retry the methods via safe mode.

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no sorry

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