How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 From the Command Line XP

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All Windows platforms come bundled with some version of Internet Explorer because Windows uses several key components of the Web browser for operating system-related tasks. Windows XP comes bundled with IE6, which means you can safely uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from your system and Windows will roll back to the previous version. One of the simpler ways to remove IE8 from your computer is by typing a command into the Windows Command Prompt.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button and select the "Run" option from the pop-up menu. This will bring up a new dialogue box on your screen.

  2. 2

    Type "CMD" into the "Run" textbox, then press "Enter." This will launch the Command Prompt window on your screen.

  3. 3

    Type the following command into the Command Prompt and press "Enter:"

    %windir%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe

    This will launch the automated uninstall process for Internet Explorer 8.

  4. 4

    Follow the instructions as they appear on screen to complete the uninstall process.

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