have google chrome want to uninstall internet explorer

November 9, 2013 at 17:05:47
Specs: Windows 8
i had trouble with internet explorer freezing up and unresponsive and after several attempts to contact internet explorer i installed google chrome works fine but sluggish con ie be uninstalled with out causing problems

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#1
November 9, 2013 at 17:32:29
Yes, you can uninstall IE without causing problems to Google Chrome. Just make sure you have another web browser (i.e. Opera, Safari, Firefox) installed just for backup, just in case Google Chrome stops working you can keep surfing or working from the new browser.

If you want to uninstall IE follow the instructions below depending on the OS version you are using.

Vista/Win 7/Win 8:

- Start -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a Program -> View Installed Updates

XP

If you have any IE version after 6.0 you will need to go to Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs.

If you have IE 6.0 please follow the link below for instructions on how to remove.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5101774_rem...


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#2
November 9, 2013 at 21:22:29
I hate to point out the obvious but considering uninstalling IE is likely to open a whole can of worms you don't want to deal with perhaps the simple solution in this case is the best one. Which is to say, don't use IE.

You don't have to uninstall it, just delete all the shortcuts for starting it and forget it exists. Simple and effective......

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
November 10, 2013 at 06:22:30
Well in reality nothing will happen if IE is uninstalled. As long as there is another web browser besides Chrome there will be no problems.

"IE is likely to open a whole can of worms"

What do you expect from Windows. Windows is very vulnerable. And its not IE that causes it, its more than that.

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#4
November 10, 2013 at 08:11:57
Did you try IE Reset? From an IE desktop icon go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced and you will see the button. Seems worth doing this before jumping into IE uninstall. You will lose any customizations and addons but addons come back with usage.

Note that in general there is no reason to expect IE not to work with Win 8. I am doing it fine and so are lots of other people. The best thing to do with an IE fault initially is to try to fix it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
November 10, 2013 at 10:22:29
What do you expect from Windows

Someone else that blames Microsoft for their own lack of understanding of how things work.

Stuart


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#6
November 11, 2013 at 07:36:19
Well in reality nothing will happen if IE is uninstalled.

I can tell you've never tried this before. Perhaps things are different now in Win 7/8 but I know of many people who tried this in XP and ended up reinstalling from scratch in the long run. It's worth noting that IE is an integral part of Windows (on purpose) and if you try to remove it and don't do it correctly, you'll bork your system.

Tell me, what would be the point exactly of uninstalling IE when it's so much simpler to just not use it?

I'm sorry but, having worked in IT for almost 20 years I've come to know that KISS is the best answer in all cases and you're advising complexity when my advice is as simple as it gets.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#7
November 13, 2013 at 12:10:43
Until this day, I have not add any problems. But true...I have only done this in Windows 7...I am not much of a windows person anyways. Only use it when it comes to helping others.

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#8
November 13, 2013 at 15:06:13
Just to add that if you uninstall IE you will not be able to get any Windows Updates.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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