Can I Replace IE8 with IE7 under Windows 7?

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June 4, 2010 at 00:32:33
Specs: Windows 7, Intel P4 1.6 GZ
I just bought HP laptop & I want to remove IE8 from win 7. I looked for IE8 in unistall programs but it was not there. I am used to IE7 which is great so am wondering how to remove it & install IE7???
Any help appreciated.

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#1
June 4, 2010 at 05:09:17
You cannot, It is integrated into Windows 7. Give IE8 a try, as well as Mozilla Firefox (my general preference). during install, you will be asked if you want Firefox to use homepage and copy bookmarks (favorites) from IE... It is somewhat different, but better in many ways.

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June 4, 2010 at 05:10:00

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#3
June 4, 2010 at 05:20:34
I think you cannot remove remove IE8 from Win 7 but can make it disappear through the link provided by OtheHill. IE8 has some files which are also used by Windows. This is why you cannot remove it. In actual fact MS does not want you to remove it.

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#4
June 4, 2010 at 05:26:19
I went to FF3 when it was first released and have not looked back. IE icon is there but rarely used. Try Firefox, many nice features.

If you attempt to alter IE you could end up re-installing. Link to FF below.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/


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#5
June 4, 2010 at 05:57:04
IE8 is not merely an application, it is an integrated part of the OS. You cannot replace IE8 with IE7 in Windows 7. It is only possible to uninstall IE when it has been upgraded from an earlier version. Since Windows 7 comes with IE8 it is not possible to uninstall it.

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#6
June 4, 2010 at 07:02:14
'I am used to IE7'
Both browser versions work the same, there is just more secrurity in IE8.

IE8 in windows 7 works fine, I myself prefer that over the modified netscape firefox. I also refused to let IE8 install when I used XP as it totally bogged down my PC. When I did a fresh install of Windows 7 (up from XP) I don't have that problem any more.

I like a fast running browser that doesn't get the add-on stalls, etc. IE comes fully loaded ;-)

I only use FF as an alternative browser in case I have problems with IE.

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#7
June 4, 2010 at 07:53:54
Whoever says that IE8 is an integrated part of Windows 7.has it wrong. If you had read the M$KB article in the link provided by Othehill in Post 2, you would have known that IE8 is removable. However, if you do this, you will have to install a third-party browser to be able to browse the Internet. You cannot install IE7 in Windows 7 except in Windows 7 XP Mode.

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#8
June 4, 2010 at 10:13:11
Thanks for all your feedback - sick & tired of IE8 but ie7 rocks, now using firefox on new laptop simply.

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#9
June 6, 2010 at 08:23:44
People get real confused and think that if they use an alternate browser like firefox they don't have to keep the critical updates updated. That is wrong and eventually they will have major problems with their OS.

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