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    How to COMPLETLEY remove Internet Explorer

    When i re-installed Windows XP Pro internet explorer had been taking off my computer (Well so i thought!), went to add/remove program where it no longer is, but still is on my computer, i have deleted the registry files for it, i need to delete this before i can re-install it. In
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer
    I have 4 items which when deleted automatically appear again so cannot be wiped! The files are:
    iexplore.exe
    hmmapi.dll
    iedw.exe
    Connection Wizard (A folder)

    Does anyone know how i can completely get rid of this before installing a new one (When i try to install the new one it either says that i already have internet explorer or that my microsoft cannot be validated lol!)

    Thanks!

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    Welll for Nlite i need .net framework which i downloaded to find out i need internet explorer lol! so that one won't work, ill give the other two a shot and report back! Thanks for the help

    One of the other sites was just for SP1 i already have SP2 installed, and had a link to the Nlite again, and another one is for Windows 2000:
    http://www.vorck.com/remove-ie.html
    Last edited by deeloughran; 08-02-2006 at 10:48 PM.

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    Nlite is for building an ISO with items added or stripped out (IE as well) as you feel appropriate (as well as tweaking the resulting install and automating it etc). It isn't for modifying an existing installed version of the OS.
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    Thanks this worked, mods please delete!

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    It's probably a much better idea to keep the thread for anyone else who has the same problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeloughran
    Thanks this worked, mods please delete!
    why delete?

    it helps other people in the future and saves repetitive threads

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