Uninstall Internet Explorer 9 [How To, Windows]

SK Mezanul Haque

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51 Responses

  1. Jon Pawson says:

    It’s the crappiest browser yet for bugs. I can’t even uninstall it as it doesn’t show in the Control Panel updates list, it shows in the update history of Windows Update but not in Control Panel! It’s the biggest mess ever and it’s doing my head it. Screw Microsoft!

    • Mike Clark says:

      Same Problem. Window Internet Explorer 9 is not listed under Updates. What now MS?

    • robert plant says:

      this windows explorer 9 has totally messed up my computer given viruses the biggest bugs please just help me uninstall this rubbish program please help tryed everthing no joy

  2. Vijay says:

    Thanks, I installed IE9 and then wanted to uninstall it but I couldn’t find the entries in Programs and Features.
    You saved my day!

  3. Samirah says:

    Liked it sort of at first, then just started repeatedly crashing today…… Thanks for this guide as I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it.

  4. Charles says:

    Thanks for this.
    it always crush and cant use internet explorer anymore and i need to Download another browser.

    Thaanks. :D

  5. anynomus says:

    IE9 crashed and I wanted to reinstall it but couldent uninstall. If it weren’t for google chrome, my backup internet, i never would have gotten this. tannks so much. TIP: everyone should have an emergency backup web browser

  6. pete says:

    half baked and full of bugs

  7. kpass says:

    Thanks so much! you saved my life!!

  8. sameera lover says:

    thx i love sameeera

  9. Tracy Drube says:

    wrong internet explorer

  10. Jime says:

    I have try IE9 and I love it.

  11. Michael Kwan says:

    I have tried all f****** hard to un-f******-install this browser and you know what. “An error has occurred. Not all of the updates were successfully installed. F*** you Microsoft.

  12. Janek Paterek says:

    The internet 9 was not on the list, how can you help me if it’s not on the list, that’s the only thing that’s stopping me from being happy!!! I intalled internet 9 by file, not as a update, what do I do!!! SOS!!!

  13. Amy says:

    HORRIBLE PROGRAM!!! I wish I’d never downloaded it and am advising everyone not to.

  14. Jim says:

    Thanks so much. I should have known better than to impulsively accept this stupid update to IE9!

  15. audrey says:

    OK, 9 completely sux!!! Tryed uninstalling per instructions and recieved a message stating not all the files could be uninstalled!!!!!!! Now wtf???? I want the old 8 back or maybe I’ll just go with FIREFOX????!!!!! If ANYONE has a solution to my problem I would so greatly appreciate your assistance :)

  16. akiya says:

    i installed ie9 but didnt like it, so i restored it to previous version but it became corrupted, n effected other thinks, many things (like antivirus etc) dont work properly now. what should i do? couldnt find it in the list of installed update…:(

  17. akiya says:

    yes i used system restore n it didn’t work, then i right-click internet explorer in start menu than i clicked restore to previous versions. what should i do now? thank u very much

    • Mezanul says:

      Prior to IE9 update, which version of IE you were running? Also, did you used the uninstallation procedure described in this article before attempting a system restore?

      • akiya says:

        i used IE8, no i did not use the uninstallation procedure as described in this article, i immediately attempted system restore

        • Mezanul says:

          Ok, try the steps as described here:

          To uninstall IE9, you can turn off and turn on the Windows Feature. This will reinstall IE8 for you.

          1. Go to Start and in the search type Turn Windows features On or Off.
          2. Click on “Turn Windows features On or Off”.
          3. Browse to the Internet Explorer 8 and uncheck the mark in front of it.
          4. Restart the computer
          5. Go the check the mark in front of Internet Explorer to reinstall it.
        • Mezanul says:

          Do reply back if it worked for you. :)

    • Mezanul says:

      Try this:

      To uninstall IE9, you can turn off and turn on the Windows Feature.
      Reinstalling the Internet Explorer 8:

      1. Go to Start and in the search type Turn Windows features On or Off.
      2. Click on “Turn Windows features On or Off”.
      3. Browse to the Internet Explorer 8 and uncheck the mark in front of it.
      4. Restart the computer
      5. Go the check the mark in front of Internet Explorer to reinstall it.

      (source)

  18. Rottiluv says:

    Thank you, the IE site was absolutely useless. They told me to uninstall from the Programs list, which as you pointed out it’s not on. I even tried to reinstall IE9 and it told me what I downloaded was corrupted.

    I don’t use IE as my default browser because it is such a PoS, unfortunately I have to go to one site that only seems to work in IE and I have a piece of software that uses IE to connect to the net. In fact it was that software that is why I needed the fix, otherwise it could of rotted on my desktop for the rest of my computers life.

  19. Dean says:

    I followed this instruction, worked perfectly to take ie9 off my laptop. Unfortunately, now no other updates will install. To date I have 14 important updates that will not install (keeps coming up with error messages). Go to microsoft to see what the solution the specific error messages are, but no help there (of course!). Interesting that the most important update according to the list is NOT the security patches, but bloody well IE9. Are microsoft getting deperate???

  20. Julie says:

    It won’t uninstall for me. It says “an error has occured, not all of the updates were successfully uninstalled.”

  21. Mike says:

    Hi,
    When IE9 is running, I type a search into the search bar, Nothing appears after its done searching…no errors, the address bar still shows: http:\\search.yahoo.com/….but nothing is on the screen its blank below the address/search bars…what can I do to be able to see my searches?

    Thanks,
    Mike

  22. joseph says:

    i have done this but my problem not fixed, so will say this post was not good for me

  23. bob says:

    when i uninstall exolorer 9. I do not get the previous version back. Infact, I end up with no explorer on my system. This in turn requires that I restore my system in order to use it at all and this in turn, reinstalls explorer 9. I’m at my wits end and don’t know what to do. Caan someone tell me how to fix this problem?

  24. bootyman says:

    Run this command to remove, YW

    FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c “cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart”

  25. joseph says:

    Thanks for this post, i will try that.

  26. Proper says:

    Thank you for this. Helped me alot :)

  27. fritzedharddrive says:

    I’m missing install files on my computer to uninstall ie9 windows7 sp1. I tried installing ie9 from the website but it said that I have a more recent version. There is no option in the control panel to uninstall. Any way around this?

  28. Captozone says:

    I open up the uninstall programs then click on View installed Updates and nothing appears. I’ve tried several uninstall suggestions for IE9 and nothing works. I tried reinstalling it states my version is newer.
    I tried upgrading to IE10 and it states I need updates I click on Get Updates and I’m looking at stuff I have no idea on what their talking about.
    Is there an easy way to either upgrade or uninstall? A one click button would be ideal.

  29. john says:

    Microsoft purposely does not want you to uninstall IE, that is why they did this, don’t you understand Microsoft is in control of your computer and your life?

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