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This article describes how to uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
When you uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 6 is automatically restored on your computer. This article describes how to confirm that Windows Internet Explorer 6 is restored properly.
There are two methods for uninstalling Windows Internet Explorer 7:
This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.
You may find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.
Important If you installed Windows XP SP3 on your computer after you installed Internet Explorer 7, you need to uninstall Windows XP Service Pack 3 before you can uninstall Internet Explorer 7.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950719/ )You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3
The simplest way to uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 7 is to use Add or Remove Programs.
Step 1: Uninstall Internet Explorer 7
Step 2: Verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restoredTo verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored, follow these steps:
If method 1 did not uninstall Internet Explorer 7, try using the Spuninst.exe executable wizard on your computer.
Step 1: Make hidden files and hidden folders visible
Step 2: Uninstall Internet Explorer 7To uninstall Internet Explorer 7, follow these steps:
Step 3: Verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restoredTo verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored:
If you were unable to uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 7 with either of these methods, you may want to ask someone you know for help, or you may want to contact your ISP or network administrator for help. You can also use the Microsoft Customer Support Services Web site to find other solutions to your problem. Some services that the Microsoft Customer Support Services Web site provides include the following:
For more information about how to uninstall Internet Explorer 8, see the following Windows Online article:
Uninstall Internet Explorer 8