How to uninstall IE8 in Windows XP?

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Before moving on to the descriptions regarding the un installation of Internet explorer 8 in windows XP professional, we should first have a brief understanding of what IE8 and windows XP is all about.


Windows XP is an operating system that was in fact the successor of Windows 2000 and Windows Millennium that were the operating system in the early 2000’s. With the growing demands for IT and the rapid revolution and increasing use of computers followed by the


Laptops, the demands made the technology major Microsoft to think of up grading the existing operating system with more user friendly features. It leads to the emergence of Windows XP professional operating system that quietly replaced Windows 2000.


The replacement proved to be a major hit with increasing number of users opting for Windows XP operating system which comes with an improved performance compared to the earlier version.




How to uninstall IE8 in Windows XP?



Now let us move on to IE8, IE8 is a web browser that was created by the Microsoft to make it more compatible with almost every OS that runs on windows platform. IE7 was replaced by IE8 which arrived with a lot of updated features that includes easy usage as well as security improvements. Now lets move on to the Uninstallation procedure of IE8 in Windows XP operating system.


The uninstallation process is quite simple.

  • You will have to primarily go to the control panel option which is present inside the right corner once you press the “start’ option.

  • Or else you can find the control panel inside the “My Computer” option where you can see control panel under the “Other Places” category.

  • Inside the control panel option you can see an option titled “Add/ Remove programs” option.

  • Once you click the Add/ Remove Option you will be able to find a list of programs that are already installed in your Windows XP system.






  • Among the list of programs, you can easily find the option titled “Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta X” where X denotes the Beta version that you have installed and finally press the Remove Button.

  • The clicking of the removal button itself stands for successful uninstallation unless it prompts for a restart of your system.

  • Once it prompts, you will have to restart the system and now you will be reverted back to use the previous older existing web browser version.

  • This indicates that the uninstallation process of Internet Explorer 8 from Windows XP has been successfully done.

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