Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1, beta 2 in windows vista

Do you want to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1, IE 8 beta 2 in windows vista? But are you not finding it in “Programs and Features” of Windows Vista?

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1 can be easily uninstalled in Windows XP using the Add or Remove Programs option.Windows Vista however, does not consider Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1 as a “program”. Infact Windows Vista categorizes Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1 as an “update”. Hence, you may not find Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1 in “Programs and Features” of Windows Vista.

How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1 in windows vista?

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1,

  • Go to the control panel,
  • click on Uninstall Programs link or Programs and Features icon,
  • Then in the Tasks pane on the left, click on View installed updates link,
  • Locate and select Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1 in the list of installed updates and
  • click on Uninstall button
  • finally click on Yes when asked whether you are sure that you want to uninstall the update.

How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1 in windows vista?

6 comments on “Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1, beta 2 in windows vista
  1. I didnt try to uninstall it, but thanks for this tip. Might need it in future.

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  2. Thanks for the tip. I was trying to find it for ages. Sneaky Microsoft!

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  3. OMG – Thank you! IE 8 is so not ready for even a beta.

  4. hello im trying 2 uninstlll ie8 beta 2 & i cant seenm 2 uninstall it I need help! i do not like this new internet explorer 8 beta 2.

  5. If you have installed SP1 in Vista or SP3 in XP you will not be able to uninstall IE8b2. There was a big-arse warning to that effect when you installed IE8b2 (though not if you installed SP3/SP1 AFTER it).

    Only way is to reinstall Windows. Don’t you <3 MS?

    There may also be third-party removal tools out there (like there are for DirectX). However obviously you could really screw up your system if these tools are used improperly or if they are coded poorly (hence why MS doesn’t let you do it).

    Me personally, I use Google Chrome and Firefox. I only keep IE around for website compatibility testing, and then I use the latest version so I can have some semblance of web standards.

  6. Thank you so much for this information. I was never able to locate this information on Microsoft.com.

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