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How To Uninstall IE 10 With Windows 8


INDIA

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#1
Hello, I am looking for installing IE 6 because I want to test my created sites as IE 6 displays errors about site scripts.

I'm using Windows 8, IE 10 comes built in with it. So when I tried to install IE 6, it detect that there is a latest version of IE already installed, so it discontinued.

I want to know is there any way to uninstall IE 10, so that I can install IE 6.

I didn't found a way to uninstall from Control Panel, as it comes built in with OS.

Any help would be appreciated.:)
 

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NiFu

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#2
I didn't found a way to uninstall from Control Panel, as it comes built in with OS.
Enter this into Windows Explorer:
shell:::{67718415-c450-4f3c-bf8a-b487642dc39b}
then you should lead to "Windows Features - Turn Windows features on or off" similar like this.
 

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INDIA

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#3
I didn't found a way to uninstall from Control Panel, as it comes built in with OS.
Enter this into Windows Explorer:
shell:::{67718415-c450-4f3c-bf8a-b487642dc39b}
then you should lead to "Windows Features - Turn Windows features on or off" similar like this.
Thanks for early way.

But unfortunately that doesn't uninstall IE, instead it only turns it off for temporary.

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Still getting same error:

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Any other suggestions?
 

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    1300x768

Ex_Brit

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#7
IE6 is not compatible with Windows 8 full stop so you'll never be successful. It is practically obsolete, see: IE6 Countdown and IE10 can't be uninstalled, only disabled as you've found out.

I would re-enable IE10 in Windows Features if I were you as many processes rely upon it.

You could however install a Virtual Machine and run XP on it if you have an XP SP3 installation disk hanging around, that would give you IE6 although personally I would upgrade any XP installation to IE8 for safety's sake.

You are testing stuff and want to do it on a test operating system, so it isn't surprising it's a problem.

I think a Virtual Machine would be your best route. See the Tutorials under 'V' for 2 choices.

I use Virtualbox by Oracle and find it pretty easy to set up.
 
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INDIA

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#8
IE6 is not compatible with Windows 8 full stop so you'll never be successful. It is practically obsolete, see: IE6 Countdown and IE10 can't be uninstalled, only disabled as you've found out....
In Windows 7, we have the option to uninstall IE 9 using Windows Updates:

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But it seems MS has remove that way :mad:. I thing it may be due to involvement of Metro in IE. :think:

You could however install a Virtual Machine and run XP on it if you have an XP SP3 installation disk hanging around, that would give you IE6 although personally I would upgrade any XP installation to IE8 for safety's sake.
I don't want to go out for quadruple boot, as I'm running three OS already :(
 

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Ex_Brit

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#9
Well I quad-boot and even have 2 separate VM's contained within 2 of those. It's made really easy if you install EasyBCD on the 1st partition and use iReboot on each one to boot between systems. See NeoSmart Technologies

You could uninstall IE9 in Windows 7 simply for the reason that IE8 was the default version that came with the system and when you uninstall IE9, it reverts to IE8 automatically.

VM's aren't contributing to the number of boot systems...as they are simply contained within one of the already established ones.
 
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As it was already mentioned, the easy way is to use a VM in VirtualBox or VMware with Windows XP and ie6. You can test site there.

There is no way to replace ie10 with ie6.
 

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INDIA

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#13
Thanks guys for your suggestions. Accidentally I came to know that we can uninstall IE 10 using Package Manager (pkgmgr.exe). But I'm not sure about it. :confused:

If anybody here knows about uninstalling a program using pkgmgr.exe, then feel free to share your views. Many thanks :)
 

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#14
Hello, I am looking for installing IE 6 because I want to test my created sites as IE 6 displays errors about site scripts.

I'm using Windows 8, IE 10 comes built in with it. So when I tried to install IE 6, it detect that there is a latest version of IE already installed, so it discontinued.

I want to know is there any way to uninstall IE 10, so that I can install IE 6.

I didn't found a way to uninstall from Control Panel, as it comes built in with OS.

Any help would be appreciated.:)
Hi there
why not attack this THE EASY WAY.

Instead of messing about with a perfectly good running system and even if you were to get IE6 up and running on W8 it would be a TERRIBLE idea as there would be about 9 quadrillion bits of malware which would slip by your browser.

As others have said --use a VM.

Create a tiny XP virtual machine with vbox or vmware player.
Just run your IE6 browser from inside the VM.

If you change machines etc -- just take the VM with you -- it could be tiny enough to run it from a USB drive.

If the VM gets infected in any way just toss it (i.e delete from USB ) and create a new one.

You could probably run this VM in 256M of memory -- certainly 512M would be more than enough.

As others have pointed out too really you should use IE8 on the VM but IE6 will work.

If you want to go back even further with no activation problems just install a Windows 2000 VM. This won't even THINK of updating IE6 to IE8.

XP VM build would take you all of 3 minutes to do on a decent machine --you don't need to install any othet apps apart from VMWARE TOOLS (if running from vmware) or additions if running from VBOX. install these AFTER the VM is powered on and booted up.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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Ex_Brit

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#15
Thanks guys for your suggestions. Accidentally I came to know that we can uninstall IE 10 using Package Manager (pkgmgr.exe). But I'm not sure about it. :confused:

If anybody here knows about uninstalling a program using pkgmgr.exe, then feel free to share your views. Many thanks :)
Whomever told you that is talking nonsense. It can be disabled but NOT uninstalled as it is part of your system, IE6 cannot be installed in Windows 8 full stop. Stop trying to break it and follow the Virtual Machine idea.
 

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  • OS
    Win 7 Ult SP1 + Win 10 Pro - (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware® ALX X58
    CPU
    Intel® Core i7-975 Extreme 3.86 GHz 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Socket 1366 Core i7, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Mem
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295/Hauppauge HVR2250 TV Tuner
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High definition Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080P
    Hard Drives
    2 X 500gb SATA
    1 X 1TB SATA
    1 X 3TB external eSATA
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Alienware® P2 ALX Chassis with AlienIce 3.0 Video Cooling
    Cooling
    Alienware® High-Perf. Liquid Cooling + Acoustic Dampening
    Keyboard
    Microsoft® Wireless Entertainment 8000 + Logitech® G15 Wired
    Mouse
    Microsoft® Wireless Laser 8000 + Logitech® G9 Wired
    Internet Speed
    1tbs
    Other Info
    Using non-RAID on purpose as I find it too fussy and temperamental.
INDIA

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#16
Hello, I am looking for installing IE 6 because I want to test my created sites as IE 6 displays errors about site scripts.

I'm using Windows 8, IE 10 comes built in with it. So when I tried to install IE 6, it detect that there is a latest version of IE already installed, so it discontinued.

I want to know is there any way to uninstall IE 10, so that I can install IE 6.

I didn't found a way to uninstall from Control Panel, as it comes built in with OS.

Any help would be appreciated.:)
Hi there
why not attack this THE EASY WAY.

Instead of messing about with a perfectly good running system and even if you were to get IE6 up and running on W8 it would be a TERRIBLE idea as there would be about 9 quadrillion bits of malware which would slip by your browser.

As others have said --use a VM.

Create a tiny XP virtual machine with vbox or vmware player.
Just run your IE6 browser from inside the VM.

If you change machines etc -- just take the VM with you -- it could be tiny enough to run it from a USB drive.

If the VM gets infected in any way just toss it (i.e delete from USB ) and create a new one.

You could probably run this VM in 256M of memory -- certainly 512M would be more than enough.

As others have pointed out too really you should use IE8 on the VM but IE6 will work.

If you want to go back even further with no activation problems just install a Windows 2000 VM. This won't even THINK of updating IE6 to IE8.

XP VM build would take you all of 3 minutes to do on a decent machine --you don't need to install any othet apps apart from VMWARE TOOLS (if running from vmware) or additions if running from VBOX. install these AFTER the VM is powered on and booted up.

Cheers
jimbo
Thanks will give it a try :)

Whomever told you that is talking nonsense. It can be disabled but NOT uninstalled as it is part of your system, IE6 cannot be installed in Windows 8 full stop. Stop trying to break it and follow the Virtual Machine idea.
Okay lets discard it. Pkgmgr can't do so!
 

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    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Screen Resolution
    1300x768

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