How to uninstall Internet Explorer 9 back to Internet Explorer 8 if can’t see Internet Explorer 9 on the “uninstall program or update” listing.
0. This was written using Vista. 1. Hit the “start” button on bottom left screen . 2. Open “Control Panel” 3. Select “check for updates”. 4. Select “View Update History” 5. Make a note of the date Windows Internet Explorer 9 was installed. 6. Close all windows. 7. Hit the “start” button on bottom left screen . 8. In the search box type “Backup and Restore Center”. 9. Select “Repair windows using the system restore option” to open another window. 10. Hit “continue” and a new window opens. It is the “system restore” window. 11. Select either the recommended restore point/date or select a different restore point. 12. IF you select a “different restore point” another window opens with a new selection of dates. 13. Select date just prior to the install of Internet Explorer 9 and hit “next” 14. A message box will be displayed saying “system restoring”. 15. It will then open window saying Please wait window files and settings are being restored and System restore is initializing. 16. It will then open window saying Please wait window files and settings are being restored and System restore is restoring the registry. 17. It will then open window saying Please wait window files and settings are being restored and System restore is removing temporary files. 18. System shuts down and restarts on its own. 19. The “welcome” screen will be displayed and then a blank screen for several minutes. The disk Led light will show activity. This may take 3-5 minutes. 20. The “start” button and time will show up in bottom left and right. 21. Your shortcuts will show up right before restart finishes. 22. A message box is displayed that says the system restore completed successfully as of check point date. 23. Open Internet Explorer and verify version by looking at “about Internet Explorer”. It will say IE 8. 24. You may have to reinstall other window updates since the check point restore date. 25. You’re done and back to Internet Explorer 8
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