On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 14:49:01 -0700, nass <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| "Miss_Sue" wrote:
| > I am having a problem with Family Tree Maker v.16. Apparently a registry
| > cleaner has removed or messed up some of my registry files. I've followed
| > the company's directions but the IE version is 6, I'm running 7. When I
| > contacted the company, they told me I needed to remove 7 and reinstall.
| > Problem: When I go to remove the program, IE 7 is listed in the program
| > files, but when I click on it the "REMOVE" (or any other button) is not
| > shown. If I do a search on the files and try removing them that way, I'm
| > told to use "Remove Program". A vicious circle.
| > I am running XP, the system it came loaded with IE6. Through the auto
| > updates, IE7 replaced IE6...not by my choice but I've learned to live with
| > it.
| > How can I remove IE7 so I can reinstall. I have added Foxfire to my
| > desktop just so I can go back out and add IE 7 back to my system, then I'll
| > remove Foxfire again.
| > Sue
| Do you have SP3 Installed?
| Internet Explorer:
| "If you have installed Windows Internet Explorer« 7 or a beta version of
| Internet Explorer 8, and then install Windows XP SP3, you cannot uninstall
| Internet Explorer. To avoid this, ensure Internet Explorer 7 or a beta
| version of Internet Explorer 8 is not installed before installing Windows XP
| SP3. If you have already encountered this issue, uninstall Windows XP SP3,
| uninstall Internet Explorer, and then reinstall Windows XP SP3."
| Attention MS! Uninstalling IE7 after SP3 beeing installed results in IE6
| How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7
| Method 2: Use Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7
| Step 1: Make hidden files and hidden folders visible
| a. Click Start, and then click My Documents.
| b. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
| c. Click the View tab.
| d. In the Advanced settings list, under Hidden files and folders, click
| Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.
| Back to the top
| Step 2: Run Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7
| a. Click Start, and then click Run.
| b. In the Open box, type %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then click
| c. Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7.
| After you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, double-click the Internet Explorer
| icon to verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored.
I was able to uninstall IE7 and revert to IE6 for a repair install due to change
of motherboard without first deleting SP3.
First, I booted with the WinXP install disc and navigated to Recovery Console.
Once I got the C:\Windows> prompt, I input the following:
cd ie7\spuninst [ENTER]
batch spuninst.txt [ENTER]
That got rid of some files that XP SP3 wouldn't have allowed to be deleted if it
had been running. Actually, the following three files weren't deleted, but I
was able to delete them manually after I restarted XP:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\En-US\hmmapi.dll.mui
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\En-US\iedw.exe.mui
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\En-US\iexplore.exe.mui
When I ran the batch command and got warnings some files couldn't be accessed
for deletion (it was too fast to see the file names), I printed a copy of
C:\Windows\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.txt so I could visually check names of files to
be deleted to see which ones hadn't been. That was time consuming, but not
nearly as much so as uninstalling and then re-installing SP3 would have been.
Plus all those post SP3 updates!
After that, I followed method 2 above. Following a reboot, I had IE6 SP2 again
instead of IE7. The Windows Internet Explorer 7 listing was gone from Add or