Easiest way to convert back Internet explorer ver 7 . from I.E ver 8 . pc has win xp. and is it safe?

What is the easiest way to reverse Internet explorer ver 8 back to I.E ver 7. ? I have win xp home eedition. I noticed some of my normal programs acting up. so I am considering perhaps OI should go back to I.E ver 7 . But will only do if easy to do to go back from Ie 8 back to I.E.7. And that is only if I am pretty sure that problems because are by the I.E. 8. . I been told 2 different versions by techs, one is I.E. 8 is working fine with my win xp . it is the various programs and or software acting up. Another tech says he thinks my intermitten problems are caused by I.E.8 because he has had problems iwth his I.E. 8 which does not mean because he had problems that means my i.e.8 is the problems. In any case I like to know what is the easiest way to convert back from i.e.8 back to i.e.7 if I have to. I have win xp media home edition. Thank you.

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

4 Answers

Order by
Oldest to Newest
Newest to Oldest


first how long ago did you upgrade

if it was only a month ago you could run system restore found in your accessories / system tools

but i would down load IE7 and save to desk top

then uninstall IE8 and after go into search and type IE and delete all files being careful not to delete the IE7 download

then reinstall IE7 and you should be ok

however i dont use IE although i have it i always use firefox its free and its faster so you could always download that and install that first

let me know how you get on ORAC60

If you try and go back, it will only update once again. I had so much trouble with my p.c. after 8 came in that I just changed over to Mozilla. And wha la...no more troubles!!!!

Previous answers are good.

But in case you insist on using IE, switcing back to IE7 is simple: Uninstall IE8, then reinstall IE7. Unless your system has been corrupted, this should go along fine.

My opinion on the problems you're having, I agree with the 1st technician. IE8 should be fine long as the system is not corrupted.

More resources: Computer Security Software and Download Antivirus .

To rollback from IE8 to IE7 simply go to control panel, then add/remove programs and then uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 8, and it will promt for Windows restart, after that you will have previous IE installed as current, is it IE7 or IE6.

<a href="" rel="nofollow" cl="http://www.jasperflorist.ca" class="comlink">Florist Edmonton</a> - An local Edmonton Florist, affordable prices. <a href="" rel="nofollow" cl="http://www.chinookflorist.ca" class="comlink">Florist Calgary</a> - Another one local Calgary florist.

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: Internet explorer cannot open the internet site ...

internet explorer cannot open the internet site htpp:\\aol.com

Asked: Does aol have internet services

does aol have internet services

Asked: Internet exploer ver 8 upgrade for win xp ...

How is the new Internet exploer version 8 compared to version 7? What are the benefits of Internet explorer ver 8 with broadband? Also have they got all the kinks out the ver 8 is it safe to download ...

More Questions

AOL's internet explorer version

Microsoft Windows Update would give you IE 11 if you have Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1. I downloaded it a month ago. If you are on Vista the limit is IE 9, or XP the limit is IE 8.

What is the easiest way to earn a million dollars?

The easiest way to earn a million dollars is to get a college degree in something like engineering or biotech, join a startup (like Facebook) with stock options, work very hard for a few years, and have your company make a profit and go public. Of course you have to pick a company that has a market ...

How to install Internet Explorer 8 Beta in Pirated XP

There is no way to install internt explorer 8 beta vertion in pirated windows. Bus second option is that you can go with another web browser like Mozilla Firefox and Google chrome . Both are very good web browser. During the intallation of those web broser it will not ask you validate your windows ...

Explorer and win xp type shows broken?

Reasons may include having outdated software, the wrong settings or damaged or missing files.You can manually repair it by changing the settings.