Internet Explorer 7 to 6 reversal

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After installing IE7 I did not like it and decided to uninstall it hoping to find myself back with IE6. I did so but now Internet Explorer does not work!
When I try to re-install IE6 it tells me that a more recent installation exists and therefore cannot proceed. How can I get out of this mess?
I am using Windows XP and SP2.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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I've never had a problem uninstalling IE7 from Add/remove Programs, so it's a little baffling.

Anyway, I would simply do a System Restore to the point just before you installed IE7.
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The IE7 installation did not work very well either. The reason I tried to move to IE7 was that my IE6 would hang up too frequently, which remained the case after the IE7 installation.
Is there a way I can uninstall and re-install IE6?
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Not really, only because IE6 is a part of XP. Unlike the old days of Windows where it was it's own installation. Why not move to Firefox? or Opera? Or hey, maybe even Safari? I know that doesn't necessarily fix your problem, but in the meantime you could browse more efficiently.

You very well may have to start planning on a reinstall of XP.
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Try a registry clean and then install ie6.

Regseeker works well
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I'm not a fan at all of messing with the registry, but do what you want. If you've got the means to reinstall, that's always the best solution.
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crap cleaner may also be of use.. altho i agree with the suggestion of switching away from IE. its like the dog poo you never knew you had on the bottom of your shoe, until you tried on a different pair..
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AnarchY SI wrote:
crap cleaner may also be of use.. altho i agree with the suggestion of switching away from IE. its like the dog poo you never knew you had on the bottom of your shoe, until you tried on a different pair..


How could you not know you had dog poo on your shoe?
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idk, but people use internet explorer all the time. go figure ^_^
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You guys are right. I am already using Firefox, but I want a second browser as a "spare". Which one do you recommend? Does Safari work with PCs? I thought it was an Apple thing.
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http://www.apple.com/safari/download/ ;)

Been using it on my work pc for awhile now, it's pretty good. Remember it behaves similar to mozilla, so i'm sure you'll like it if you're familiar with FF already, Enjoy!
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Thanks a lot!

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