Billy - IE 7 UNISTALL
by GEO2003 - 9/28/08 1:11 PM
In Reply to: Unsolicited Advice by BullBilly
Billy, there is a couple of things that have to be clarify here.
1-Non of the 3 operating systems, Apple, Microsoft, Linux all distros, are going to shipped without a browser for the obvious reasons that they would make life hell for the user and corporate experience.
Both groups would have to have an external way to install a internet browser making our life more difficult.
2-I am not here to defend/work for Microsoft, but Antitrust Regulators have experts looking at the code so that ms adheres to it.
Just recently I read a story that ms already submitted part of Windows 7 for review.
3-Both procesess, ieuser.exe (clean Browser) and iexplorer.exe (full browser with add-ons) as well as other services run in Virtualized mode, maybe this is why ms was allowed to include ie7 since many companies run applications in virtual mode.
You can easily see this virtualization by right clicking on your Task Bar, click on Task Manager, select the processess tab and right click on the above executables.
4-I don't know the in's and out's of the antitrust rules.
THAT BEEN SAID.
1-I already posted here instructions on how to uninstall ie7 and possibly ie6 from XP.
2-I haven't used XP since vista came out in jan 07 so i am rusty on the above instruction.
3-I am very happy with Vista and ie7, a big mistake that microsoft made was not to turn on by default, a very important feture of ie7 available in Vista only, it could be documented but i came accross it by accident.
You can Right click on the ie icon, run as administrator, open internet tools, select the advance tab, go down to security and you will see a box for - enable memory protection to mitigate online attacks.
This was very stupid of microsoft, this feature would protect the memory space of ie and many toolbars or add-ons would be protected or not allowed to crash ie.
While is fun to install a lot of this things, people keep switching different toolbars and add-ons without properly uninstalling old one's, in doing so people end up corruptin ie's layers and crashing it causing them a bad experience.
You asked how to uninstall it.
Well since I am happy with it, I am not going to spend time reading about how to do it.
BUT THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS I WILL GIVE YOU FOR VISTA
1-Click start, click on default programs, click on set my default applications, select internet explorer, click on set default actions for this application.
---------------Unselect Every choice managed by ie-------------
Save it, now ie will not handle any of the protocols thereby taking less space when it loads.
2-You could safely end the ieuser.exe and ieexpore.exe processess with the task manager, yet again freeing up resources.
3-You can download Autoruns from Microsoft, it list everything loaded in the pc, you have here the option to check or uncheck items to load.
You might want to try and un-check every ie service.
-----------Again since i am happy with ie, i don't know what effects it may have on yuor pc, since i am not interested in unloading it.
But if you try and crash your system, just be ready to re-load it again.
4-While Mark ( said that is very difficult to uninstall ) and he has a point, I am not contradicting his statement, there is one last choice.
5-You can download Vlite, this free program, allows you to create an image of your install Vista DVD and even has the option to incorporate sp1 into the image.
The image will be crated on your had drive, so you must have at least 5 gigabytes available.
The purpose of Vlite is to give you the option of selecting which components, should be included on the installtion, the utility is very flexible, you might want to try that and uncheck ie as part of the installation.
Once you finish your image with and including your product id, burn the image to DVD+r and install Vista as you would from the original dvd.
------AGAIN, I AM HAPPY with all the applications that come with Vista so I have not use the utility, it serves no purpose to me at this time.
THANK YOU BILL FOR REQUESTING MY HELP AND FOR BEING POLITE ON YOUR MESSAGE, THAT SAID I AM HERE TO HELP ANY ONE IF POSSIBLE, HOWEVER THIS ISSUE OF UN-INSTALLING IE ON VISTA IS NOT IN MY INTEREST
IF ANYONE HERE UNDERSTANDS THAT TOOLBARS ARE COOL SOMETIMES, BUT THEY TEND TO CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH IE BECAUSE OF THE WAY PEOPLE PROCEED WITH INSTALLING AND UNINSTALLING THIS TOOLBAR IN AN INAPROPIATE WAY.
ASK.COM TOOLBAR TRACK YOU, GOOGLE TOOBAR TRACKS YOU, SMILY'S TOOLBARS TRACK YOU.
YOU HAVE TO DECIDE FOR YOURSELVES WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO FORGO IN TERMS OF SECURITY AND INSTABILITY BECAUSE OF THE WAY THESE TOOL BARS ARE PROGRAMED.
HELP WITH GETTING IE TO WORK PROPERLY I AM MORE THEN HAPPY TO OFFER.
Good luck on your trials.