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Remove Internet Explorer
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | Internet | Unrated
Remove Internet Explorer


1.  In order to remove Internet Explorer from Windows XP without the Windows File Protection kicking in and restoring the files I am trying to delete, I booted into Windows 98 by selecting Windows 98 from the boot menu.
2.  Once Windows 98 was booted I used windows explorer to browse to the drive where I installed Windows XP.  In my case I double click the E: drive in Windows explorer, then Program Files, then Internet Explorer.
3.  Select all the files in the directory Internet Explorer and delete them.
4.  Reboot the computer into Windows XP.
5.  Internet Explorer will be gone.

This tweak could also be performed using Linux or DOS.  But not the version of DOS that comes with Windows XP.  Do not remove Internet Explorer if any of the applications you use require it to run.  Furthermore, you will no longer be able to use the Windows Update feature, but you can download the patches individually.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
    BOMB IE AWAY! :D thanx ;) This may also work if your use a startupfloppy
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Well the other way to uninstall the IE is go to Add or Remove Programs then on the right hand side of the Add or Remove Programs window you will find Add or Remove windows components click on that option. A new window comes up there u will find a check box for IE u hv to uncheck the IE. when we close the window and check the IE it will be Gone.
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
    because i don't understand and do not know how to remove and updates internet explorer easily.
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
    You cannot remove internet explorer this way. Deleting the files this way will cause all sorts of problems. Use nLite. It's free & you can customize your installation of all windows OS except vista. By the way, XP doesn't come with DOS.
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