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Old 01-18-2005, 02:49 AM   #1
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Question how do I completely uninstall IE


Hi,

I have installed FireFox on my XP SP2 and I find it great.

My question is: how can I completely uninstall IE ? Does anybody know?

thanks,
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:53 AM   #2
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It doesn't come out, as it is an integral part of XP
 
Old 01-18-2005, 07:50 AM   #3
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:10 AM   #4
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Asking how to remove IE is not a Linux question, moved to General where its more suitable.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 08:16 AM   #5
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You can never uninstall IE. It is like trying to remove the steering wheel off a running car and the results would be equally as disastrous.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:50 AM   #6
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I know how. Try this in Start->Run: "format c:\"
This'll help u to get completely to Linux
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Psychology. Mind over matter.
Mind under matter? It doesn't matter.
Never mind.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 10:13 AM   #7
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That's not a bad idea, if you don't like IE, perhaps you could well do with a change. Linux is an excellent choice, why not make it your primary?
 
Old 01-18-2005, 11:03 AM   #8
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Go find a program called XPLite, it strips all sorts of unnecessary files and programs from XP - enabling it to run quicker and on less powerful hardware.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:38 PM   #9
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Isn't there a proggy called "IEradicator" available?
I recall , it claimed to be able to remove IE from your system without harm....
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:57 PM   #10
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Isn't there a proggy called "IEradicator" available?
I recall , it claimed to be able to remove IE from your system without harm....
At any of these circumstances IE must be used for windows updating. You can not remove it without harm because you will not be using windows update again. Even IF you do not mind virus being on your computer, many people will darn you for sdpreading it , so you should always use windows update.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 04:02 PM   #11
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I don't need to make linux my primary choice because linux IS my primary choice.
At work I have a RHEL3 with a lot of servers on it and 50 hosts behind it and at home I have Slackware.

Unfortunately I need some programs (visual c++) or photoshop which run only on Windows
So I also have XP SP2.


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Old 01-18-2005, 07:24 PM   #12
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At any of these circumstances IE must be used for windows updating. You can not remove it without harm because you will not be using windows update again. Even IF you do not mind virus being on your computer, many people will darn you for sdpreading it , so you should always use windows update.
Talking about windows update... Now when was tha last time I did it... Oh yes first time SP2 came out. And I rolled back all the updates about an hour later...

I dont think that matters. As long as you have good firewall and virus sanner, you are safe. The only updates I do are media player and directx.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 04:31 AM   #13
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I think win updates are very necessary. There are a lot of vulnerabilities that need patches. mydoom virus was just an example.


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Old 01-19-2005, 05:21 AM   #14
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Isn't this part of the Anti-Trust lawsuit? I read (in a real newspaper ) about MSFT having to release a version of Windows in EU that didn't have Windows Media Player. They agreed, and said they would only release it in EU as that's where the ruling was. And the article went on to say that it was a foolish thing to do. People won't know of anything else available, and upon first "update" will be offered the player for free anyway. It allowed MSFT to hike up the price of a version of Windows that comes with a Media Player...

Anyway, yeah, I don't think you can remove IE without major effects on the system (XPLite I think doesn't even completely remove it?).

Cool
 
Old 01-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #15
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As far as I'm concerned, some win apps REQUIRE IE. I think, it's NortonUtilities. And some great Russian app - Solo on keyboard, which helps you to leran to type without looking at your keyboard!
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I've learned 65 lessons of 100 for Russian keyboard. Only one word: Typnig not looking on a keyboard is VERY CONVINIENT and FAST! Try it. It's low price. (I use, of course, pirated
 
  


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