Uninstall IE appearing in add/rem prog Window

August 15, 2009 at 09:32:58
Specs: Win XP SP2, na
I had a hard drive crash and just finished reinstalling XP. One of the first things I do is use the sysoc.inf edit to uninstall messenger, when I went add/remove windows components, I saw "Internet Explorer" listed as a component to uninstall if I wanted. I know I have never seen IE listed there before, and this was listed b4 I DL'ed any updates from MS. After downloading all (109 anyway) updates it is still listed. It hasn't updated to IE 7 or 8 yet, so this is an actual removal (or hiding) of IE, not just a roll back to previous version. I tried it and all links to IE were gone from the computer, I put it back because I wasn't sure what would happen when I installed weather-bug, WB uses the IE engine to run it windows. I was sure MS said IE couldn't be uninstalled years ago in the law suits. This just seems really weird. Anyone know whats going on?



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August 15, 2009 at 14:53:42
IE can never be completly removed, because Microsoft makes IE an intigral part of Windows.

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August 15, 2009 at 15:10:59
You are right, it shouldn't show in Add-Remove.
Was this a reformat?

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