How to uninstall IE7 Beta 2

IE7 looks cool, but I do not recommend using it on your main machine. Since Firefox does not work well on some sites I use all the time, IE 7 had to go. It is not obvious how to remove it, but is documented in Microsoft’s IE 7 Beta 2 FAQ:

How do I uninstall the preview?

To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2
Preview and return to Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP

  1. Click “Start,” and then click “Control Panel.”
  2. Click “Add or Remove Programs.”
  3. Check “Show Updates” at the top of the dialog box.
  4. Scroll down the list to “Windows XP – Software Updates,” select “Internet
    Explorer 7 Beta 2Preview,” and then click “Change/Remove.”

If
“Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview” does not exist, run
%windir%$NtUninstallie7bet2p$spuninstspuninst.exe. You need to have “view
hidden folders” enabled. %windir% is your Windows installation directory, which
is normally ‘C:Windows’ on most systems.

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2 Responses to How to uninstall IE7 Beta 2

  1. Hmm, I’m guessing that you’ve been using an older beta. I haven’t had any trouble at all with the latest IE7. I’m not sure I’d recommend uninstalling it. I’m not sure I could ever go back to the old one. 😉

  2. Paul Lockwood says:

    Now who do you work for again Michael 😉 By the final release I am sure all my issues will be sorted, but the beta was a royal PITA with some sites.

    This post has had quite a few links from google with terms like ‘uninstall IE7’ so I guess it was not ready for prime time. That’s what Betas are about though.

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