How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 was released a couple of days ago, and it brought many new interesting features and improvements over IE7. But since it is still in beta, just like all other beta products of Microsoft, IE8 is also very buggy and people have been complaining about crashes and high memory usage.
Since users who like their daily-to-use applications to be stable and bug-free, would like to uninstall Internet Explorer 8. Below you can how you can uninstall IE8 in Windows XP and Vista.
How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP
Uninstallation of IE8 in Windows XP is the old traditional way of going to Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel and selecting IE8 from there to remove it.
How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Vista
In Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 8 is not installed as a program but an update for Windows. Since IE8 is not available there by default in Installed Programs, follow the steps below to uninstall it:
- Open Control Panel and click Programs
- Then click Programs and Features
- From the left side menu, click View Installed Updates
- Select Windows Internet Explorer 8 and Uninstall it.
IE8 will revert back to the default Internet Explorer 7 in Vista.