How to revert back to IE6 after IE7 install?


Internet Explorer 7 cool and easy as compared to Internet Explorer 6. But is some cases IE7 gives more errors than ease of use, which tends us to switch back to previous sable good old friend IE6.

As any wise man would say, before you do anything backup your important data. Also, make sure you have access to download or already downloaded copy of Internet explorer 6. Also it is a good idea to make a restore point using system restore.

– Go to Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore
– Make sure that ‘Create a restore point’ is selected, then press Next
– Type in a name, for instance “Before IE7 Removal.” Then click Create
– Click Close to complete
Download links for Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7 

To uninstall IE 7 to return to IE 6 on Windows XP
1. Click “Start,” and then click “Control Panel.”
2. Click “Add or Remove Programs.”
3. Check “Show Updates” at the top of the dialog box.
4. Scroll down the list and highlight the version of Internet Explorer 7 that you are running, and then click “Change/Remove.”
(If you are running Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview – March 20 or later – it is not necessary to check “Show Updates.”)



  1. This advice is bogus. Windows owns yr. machine as soon as you download Explorer. They do not allow removal. There is no option for it when you highlight IE7.

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