How to uninstall IE9

Microsoft designed IE9 in order to compete with other leading browsers like chrome and firefox, but in a try to win the race it has made many of it loyal admirers unhappy. Actually the experimentation with IE9 is not liked by the users. The idiotic idea of hiding the favourites button and keeping the URL bar at same level to the tabs are some of the common examples of its downsides. And because of all these downsides many of my readers have asked me to write a tutorial on uninstalling IE9.

Actually uninstalling IE9 is not that much easy as there is no option to uninstall it in the Control Panel Programs. The problem is that Internet Explorer 9 is not installed as a program but as a windows update. So, here I am going to give some methods to remove  IE9 completely from your system.

Method 1 – How To Uninstall IE9

  • In Windows, click on the “Windows Start button” present on the bottom of the screen and in the search box type “view updates”.

How to uninstall IE9 completely

  • Once the results appear click on the “view installed updates”
  • Now wait for the “view installed updates” screen to load completely.
  • In the entries scroll through until you find “Internet Explorer 9”
  • Click on the Internet explorer 9 entry till it gets highlighted and then right click and click the uninstall button.
  • Confirm uninstall and restart the system and you are done.

Method 2 – How To Uninstall IE9

  • In windows explorer press the key combination “Windows Key+ R”.
  • Now in the “Run” paste the following:
C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}

How to uninstall IE9

  • Wait for the “Installed updates” screen to load.
  • After the screen has been loaded completely, search for the Internet Explorer 9 in the entries and select it.
  • Now right click on the IE9 entry and select the uninstall option.
  • After un-installation reboot your system and you are done.

Method 3 – To Unistall IE9 with Command Line

  • If you are not able to find the Internet explorer entry in the “Installed Updates” then you can use this command to get rid of internet explorer 9.
  • Open “Command prompt” with administrator rights.
  • After Command Prompt is Opened paste this command in the command prompt window:
FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"
  • Press enter and it will remove IE9 from your system.



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