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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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.
Type "CMD" into the "Run" textbox, then press "Enter." This will launch the Command Prompt window on your screen.
Type the following command into the Command Prompt and press "Enter:"
This will launch the automated uninstall process for Internet Explorer 8.
Follow the instructions as they appear on screen to complete the uninstall process.
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