IE8 removal and beyond

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by spacednow, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    Has anyone tried removing IE8 or know if it's possible? Stupid reason being I never likes Vista and uninstalled it for XP way back when. The straw breaking the camels back was no Outlook Express. I know it's lame and outdated, but its simple to use and my email is on MY COMPUTER, not some server somewhere. I've been using Windows Live with win7 but I'm not fond of it or of my mail going through MS. Yes I'm paranoid. Yes I've tried Evolution mail, always get a pop up saying program not responding even though I'm using it. Anyhow I managed to find an IE6 DL, and Outlook Express should be bundled with it. SO- is it possible to remove IE8 and put in 6 (w/ outlook) and then update to iE7 or 8. (actually prefer IE7 of the 2 but mostly use FF anyways)? OR should I try installing IE6 over IE8?? I tend to ramble but suggestions would be welcome:)
     
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  2. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    control panel->programs and features->turn windows features on or off->uninstall IE8
     
  3. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    Was wondering if that would Bork the installation though.... It wouldn't surprise me if it would....... I've seen uninstalls for things a few times that when uninstalled system would no longer boot, LOL
     
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    kukubau MDL Addicted

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  5. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    Well I figured uninstall would leave to much behind. I'll try the other method- doing reinstall. Apologize for any misunderstandings and thank you :)
     
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  6. Yurbuh Tuggly

    Yurbuh Tuggly MDL Member

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    1) Yes, you can remove IE8 as previously described.
    2) No, previous versions of IE/Outlook Express will not install in Win7. Someone may have some cobbled together hack to do so, but you will end up with major grief eventually.
    Windows MAIL (from Vista, and very similar to Outlook Express) will run in Win 7 without too much trouble--Google it or search this forum.
    If you don't like IE 8 and the lack of a local mail program, try Firefox and Thunderbird both of which install and run fine in Win7. Or any of 100 other alternatives.