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Very Strange Thing With IE7...

Snaily

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#1
Bassiacly folkes, I installed IE7, But I've decided i don't need it on this pc, as it's a family one and IE7 just slows ya down, and the people who use it are more used to IE6, so what the heck.

Now, as i always do i read the websites before i went and uninstalled... All was good, IE7 showed happily in my add/remove progs and it seemed 100% removable.
So i removed it, it went about the process fine, not one error reported, then asked me to restart.
I logged in and sat patiently for half a muinite to let itself prepare, then i noticed my IE icon hasn't changed back to the IE6 one. OK, so the icon didn't install, i fire up IE to check, and guess what?
I'm sat staring at IE7...
I looked back to add/remove progs, but nothings there!
I tried to install ie6 via the instaler on microsofts website- It merely tells me i have a more recnet instilation, damnit...
Anyway I went for it what the heck, ill sacrifice one of my fave games i uninstalled the other day, and did a sys restore. Guess what? Didn't work, merely got "restoration incomplete- nothing was changed" Tried reinstalling IE7 and repeating the process and exactly the same thing happened. Infact right now i'm posting this with a version of IE that doesant think it's IE7 and thinks it uninstalled itself, but at the same time IS....

Please Help! :p
 

danzil

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#2
try this go to start>run and copy this in %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe then run it....does that help at all.
kind regards
danzil
 

Snaily

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Thanks for replying mate, as it happens i allready know about that, but even when you do run it, it's just the same uninstilation as the one from add/remove isn't it? (so it will do just the same)

I apologize if it isn't; but i'm not going to try it because i don't feel like going to the effort of uninstalling then reinstalling...

Cheers
 

danzil

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have you tried booting into safe mode and then doing a system restore.......what is the EXACT error you receive when doing a system restore.
what opersting system are you using.
 

Snaily

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I'm using XP, I'll take you up on the suggestion of sys restoring in safe mode, not thought of that, not looking forward to losing all mydamned things though :p

Thanks for the help, and the error message i get after normal sys restore is:

"Restoration Was Inconplete, Your System Could Not Be Restored To This Time, No Files Were Changed"

"Try Another Restore Point"

Oh yeh, b4 i forget, would a recovery console repair replace ie7 with ie6 (im aware it will roll xp back to service pack 1)
 

danzil

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hi snaily
if you did a repair install it will remove service packs 2...thus removing all updates install after it.....(IE7)..i believe....i havnt done a repair install on a system with ie7 but maybe worth a try.
kind regards
danzil