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How to uninstall Internet Explorer 9

Roll back to IE8 without having to reinstall the web browser

Tech firms such as Microsoft and Apple often release new versions of their software including web browser and office suites. But what happens if you download thelatest version, only to find you preferred its predecessor for whatever reason. You can of course head to the control panel and uninstall the offending program, then reinstall the original version. However, when it comes to Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft's latest web browser. There is a simpler way to roll back to IE8. We show you how.

Step one
Press the Start menu and in the search box at the bottom type Programs and features. Alternatively, from the Start menu, select Control Panel and choose the Programs option. Then click Programs and features.

Step two
From the options on the left-hand side of the window select View installed updates.

Step three
Once the list has been populated, scroll down to the section marked Microsoft Windows and then click on Windows Internet Explorer 9. Then press Uninstall which is located at the top of the Window. You'll be asked confirm you want to delete the browser update. Click yes and Internet Explorer 9 will be uninstalled.

It's worth noting you'll need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect. You can either restart immediately or later. When prompted chose whichever option your require.

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