Solved internet explorer 10 uninstall

April 10, 2013 at 11:32:50
Specs: Windows vista
Ever since I downloaded this, the only thing it does is open windows media center, ALL THE TIME. I don't want this any longer, I want to go back to Chrome.

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#1
April 10, 2013 at 12:23:41
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IE and Chrome are two different things. Internet Explorer is your browser and Chrome is something that your browser uses.

You should not have installed IE10 on Vista, if that is what you are using. IE9 is the max.

Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features, and uninstall it. Your browser should then revert back to IE9.

If that doesn't help then use System Restore back to a date/time before you installed IE10.

I trust you didn't get an "IE10 for Vista" from some strange website because anything might have happened. If so, best you do System Restore anyway.

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#2
April 10, 2013 at 13:56:36
I don't know how you got IE10 to install, it should have failed.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/14/...

"I want to go back to Chrome"

What's stopping you? Did you uninstall it before installing IE10? I don't know why you would, they're completely separate from each other. If you didn't uninstall it, all you need to do is click on the Chrome icon.


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#3
April 10, 2013 at 14:11:29
Re #2

Yes, too right, it should have failed. That's why I wondered where the poster got the download (there are some strange websites about).

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#4
April 10, 2013 at 17:07:35
I think I'm using windows 7. Not Vista. Sorry, I thought I uninstalled IE10 but it is not showing up.
Also, I checked the about in internet explorer and it says that it is IE10. This is really frustrating.

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#5
April 11, 2013 at 12:21:37
If you can't see it in " Control Panel > Programs and Features" then do the System Restore.

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#6
April 11, 2013 at 18:22:02
I think my laptop is messed up bad. I was able to get back to IE8, the problem I am having now is that windows media center is trying to open everything. I've never backed up my computer, I have stuff on dropbox but not all my important pics and documents. I have an external hard drive but it is not letting me put anything on it. I don't know what to do. Norton isn't helping because it won't recognize the external hard drive. I don't really even care about having chrome anymore, I just need my computer to work. Thanks for any help or suggestions you can give me. I appreciate it.

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#7
April 11, 2013 at 18:40:24
Do the System Restore I mentioned and choose a date/time before you originally installed IE10. This will not touch your own saved pictures and documents.

You just type "System Restore" from search and select the restore point you need, sit back and wait for your computer to restart again (don't touch anything until you are sure it is quite finished then give it about half a minute more).

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#8
April 11, 2013 at 19:21:30
Did you manually install IE10 or it came with the Windows Update?

I think IE should be installed as an WINDOWS UPDATE PACKAGE, so when you if you want to uninstall it, you have to go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> View Installed Updates to delete the IE10 update.

And you have to manually hide the IE update in your windows update.


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#9
April 11, 2013 at 19:26:21
AlexanderChen
If you read the whole thread you will see that IE10 should not be installed on Vista.

Restore as set out in #7 is the best way out of this mess but I get the feeling that the poster is a bit reluctant to do it.

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#10
April 12, 2013 at 12:28:39
Derek

If you read the #4 carefully I think the poster is talking about Windows 7.

System Restore is a good and convenient way, but it doesn't just affect IE if the user configured the system restore in other ways. In this case we just have to do with IE and he just wants to uninstall it, System Restore is unnecessary if this is the only problem, though restoring the OS to a previous good state is a way to solve almost any mess.


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#11
April 12, 2013 at 13:08:55
AlexanderChen

Apologies about the OS mix-up - I didn't re-read it all again when I came back.

It was the first two lines of #6 that made me think we now had a bigger mess on our hands then just trying to uninstall IE.

Not sure if the poster is still with us but the EXE fix from here should sort out the windows media associations issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/268...

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#12
April 12, 2013 at 13:21:51
Derek

I might guess that this could be some malware or the file association problem......

I'd try Malware removal tools(spyhunter or something else) first and then check the file type associations. And if I were in the situation, I'd uninstall Chrome and anything I installed before the mess and rule them out one by one. Since he didn't make any backups, do it slowly and carefully is necessary.


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#13
April 12, 2013 at 13:34:34
Agreed. A change in program associations is often due to a virus, or its aftermath. I tend to use MalwareBytes freebie as my first port of call, although there are a host of other programs one can use, depending on the situation.

Running the EXE fix first can sometimes make it easier to deal with the other issues (viral or otherwise).

Running ADWCleaner (free) to get shot of all toolbars can often be a worthwhile step too.

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