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    Question Roll-back from IE9 to IE8

    I recently upgraded my Win7-64bit computer to IE9-64bit and absolutely do not like it. When printing a web-page to the Adobe Print driver, I always get gibberish text in place of the regular content text. I also do not like the new "look and feel". If I want that, I will use FFX 4.0.

    I tried to do a System Restore, and it failed. (I have never been successful with System Restore on any machine or operating system which is another problem).

    I am posting here just to find out the best way to remove IE9 and reinstall IE8.

    Is IE8 still available from MS?

    Any help here would be most appreciated.

    Doug

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    IE8 is part of Windows 7. To remove IE9, go to Control Panel | Programs | View Installed Updates. Scroll down until you see "Windows Internet Explorer 9". Select it and the uninstall it. Removing IE9 should automatically revert to IE8.

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    Doug,
    I too have experienced the gibberish printing when printing a web page to Adobe, but only with 2 web pages. To cure the problem, I had to deactivate the software, then I did a reinstall and then reactivate. No problems after that. I had the same problem in IE 8 BTW.
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    Joe's right, I should also note that IE8 and 9 have both 32-bit and 64-bit executables as part of the installation on 64-bit systems like yours. At this point in time, almost nobody needs to or should want to run the 64-bit iteration of IE.

    Both Adobe's free Reader and Acrobat are 32-bit programs, so they don't have a 64-bit add-in for browsers. I suspect the Adobe print driver is the same, which is why you were having problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    IE8 is part of Windows 7. To remove IE9, go to Control Panel | Programs | View Installed Updates. Scroll down until you see "Windows Internet Explorer 9". Select it and the uninstall it. Removing IE9 should automatically revert to IE8.

    Joe
    I don't know if anyone has check recently, but there is not IE9 in programs and features to be able to uninstall IE 9 for me. I spent half an hour looking in Programs and features, and it is just not there. I need to uninstall, because it won't let me go to ligitimate web sites because it is reporting I have a malicious addon. I tried doing a full reset including personal data, but no go. So I am trying to do a full uninstall to go back to IE 8 but it just won't let me. Again, there is no program listing for me for IE9. And I have a 32 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate(on a AMD Sempron 1.8Ghz 32 bit). So any bright ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilli1327 View Post
    I don't know if anyone has check recently, but there is not IE9 in programs and features to be able to uninstall IE 9 for me. I spent half an hour looking in Programs and features, and it is just not there. I need to uninstall, because it won't let me go to ligitimate web sites because it is reporting I have a malicious addon. I tried doing a full reset including personal data, but no go. So I am trying to do a full uninstall to go back to IE 8 but it just won't let me. Again, there is no program listing for me for IE9. And I have a 32 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate(on a AMD Sempron 1.8Ghz 32 bit). So any bright ideas?
    In the Programs and Features window, click on "View installed updates" near top left. Windows Internet Explorer 9 is there under the Microsoft Windows heading.

    Bruce
    Last edited by BruceR; 2011-07-17 at 18:05.

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    How Do I Remove Internet Explorer 9?

    You can also Remove IE9 Programmatically or via Script,

    How Do I Remove Internet Explorer 9?


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