To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3, Beta 2, Beta 2 Preview, or Beta 1 and restore Internet Explorer 6 when using Windows XP or Windows Server 2003
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
3. Scroll down to “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3″, “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2″ or “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview”, click it, and then click Change/Remove.
4. If you cannot find any version of Internet Explorer 7 in the step above, select the Show Updates check box at the top of the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, scroll down to Windows XP – Software Updates, select “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview” or “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1″ and then click Change/Remove.
If you cannot find an Internet Explorer 7 entry in “Add or Remove Programs”, try running these commands. Each is for a different release of Internet Explorer 7 so only one will succeed. To run any of these commands, you need to have “View hidden folders” enabled. In the commands below, %windir% is the location of your Windows directory, which can usually be found at C:\Windows. To run these commands, click “Start,” click “Run,” and type one of the following:
If the uninstall process causes the computer to stop responding while removing Internet Explorer 7, restart the computer, delete any custom sound schemes created after installing the Internet Explorer 7 Beta, and then try to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 again.
Internet Explorer 7 Fails to Uninstall from Specified User Account
If you see an error message saying that you cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 from this user account, you can bypass the check by following these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, and type “regedit” and then press ENTER.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer.
3. Right-click the Internet Explorer key, click New, and then click DWORD value.
4. Type “InstalledByUser” as the name, and then press ENTER to finish creating the new registry value.
5. Try to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 again.
Toolbars that are incompatible with Internet Explorer 7
The following is a list of known incompatible toolbars that can cause Internet Explorer 7 to stop responding. Weâ€™re actively working with application owners to provide newer, compatible versions so please expect to see updated versions of these toolbars soon. The current workaround is to disable or uninstall these toolbars when running Internet Explorer 7.
To disable a toolbar open Internet Explorer 7, click the Tools button, click Manage Add-ons, click Enable or Disable Add-ons, click the add-on you want to disable, click Disable, and then click OK.
To uninstall a toolbar, use Add or Remove Programs in Windows Control Panel.
* Google Desktop–Google has fixed the issue that caused Internet Explorer 7 to stop responding when opening new tabs. Users need to install the latest version of the Google desktop.
* MSN 1.02 Toolbar–The MSN 1.02 toolbar causes Internet Explorer 7 to stop responding. Users can download the latest version of the MSN Toolbar here.
* Developer Toolbar and Internet Explorer 7 RC1–The latest version of the Microsoft Developer Toolbar runs correctly with Internet Explorer 7 Beta. You can download it from the Internet Explorer Download Page. Previous versions of the Developer Toolbar do not display correctly on systems running Internet Explorer 7 Beta and sometimes cause Internet Explorer to hang.
* VeriSign’s i-Navâ„¢ Plug-in–Users of the VeriSign i-Nav IDN Resolver Plug-in might notice that they are unable to navigate to Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in Internet Explorer 7 RC1. This is caused by Internet Explorer 7′s enhanced support for IDNs. To navigate to IDNs in Internet Explorer 7 RC1, please open IE and click from the file menu Tools > Manage Add Ons > Enable or Disable Add Ons. Select the i-Nav browser extensions and “Disable” them.
* RoboForm Toolbar version 6.3.96–Opening multiple tabs in Internet Explorer 7 with the RoboForm Toolbar might cause the browser to stop responding when it is used with Internet Explorer 7.
* Cooxie Toolbar version 1.1.05–The Cooxie Toolbar might cause Internet Explorer 7 to stop responding.
* Diodia Toolbar version 2.4.01–Internet Explorer 7 might stop responding when running this toolbar.
* Ask Toolbar by AskJeeves version 126.96.36.199–Internet Explorer 7 might stop responding when running this toolbar.
* Citi Card’s Virtual Account Numbers version 188.8.131.52/134–Internet Explorer 7 cannot open after installation of the Citi Card’s Virtual Account Numbers add-on.
* Yellow Pages Toolbar version 4.0–Toolbar does not work correctly with Internet Explorer 7 installed.
* Mojicon Dispenser–Toolbar can cause Internet Explorer 7 to stop responding.
* Logos Word Toolbar–Internet Explorer 7 can stop responding if there are multiple tabs open with this toolbar installed.
* Adelphia Toolbar version 1.2–Opening multiple tabs with this toolbar can cause Internet Explorer 7 to stop responding.