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How to re-remove IE if IE was not re-installed through the Add/Remove control panel.

by LitePC

If you have uninstalled Internet Explorer using the Windows 9x Control Panel "Add/Remove Programs" feature from the from Windows setup tab, and then reinstalled Internet Explorer from a CD or downloaded archive then you may find that Internet Explorer is UNCHECKED in the Windows setup tab even though it is installed.

So how can you uninstall Internet Explorer a second time?

The easiest way to uninstall IE a second time from Windows 9x is to use the free IEradicator utility from the litepc.com website (the removal process is the same). 

alternatively,

If you are comfortable editing your system registry - you can change the "tick" in the Add/remove options from uninstalled back to "installed" by editing the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OptionalComponents/IEBrowser

"Installed" = "0"

Just change to:

"Installed" = "1" 

(you'll need to re-open the Windows Add/remove control panel to see the difference)

NOTE: the registry key above is only present in systems using 98lite.

 

 



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