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    Hi
    i want to un-install ie 6.0 from my winxp-pro machine
    my friend told me its built in with winxp and u can't do! is it true?

    sakthi

  • #2
    According to microsoft,

    Internet Explorer 6 is preinstalled by default in all versions of Windows XP. To provide computer manufacturers greater flexibility in configuring desktop versions of Windows XP, Microsoft has made it possible for OEMs, administrators, and users to remove user access to Internet Explorer while leaving the Internet Explorer code intact and fully functional to ensure the functionality of programs and operating system functions that rely on it. For example, Windows XP supports an "IEAccess=off" switch in the Unattend.txt file, and Internet Explorer has been added to the Add/Remove Windows Components section of the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
    There is an article in their knowledge base to uninstall the version 6. Here it is:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293907/EN-US/

    Hope that helps

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    • #3
      Totally possible but can make certain software unstable that relies on it. I wouldn't if i was you.... it makes a mess of XP!!
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      • #4
        yes, i agree with u
        cheers
        sakthi

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        • #5
          You can download a copy of nlite (free) to remove IE (and a lot of other M$ junkware) from your XP install disk.

          To remove IE and other 'uninstallable' crap (such as MovieMaker) after the fact, get a copy of XPlite (not free).

          nlite: http://nuhi.msfn.org/nlite.html

          XPlite: http://www.litepc.com

          Many programs (including the M$ Help and Support Center, Avast! AntiVirus, and most P2P programs) need IE.


          Note: the nlite site is often down. Alternative download location: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...ts/nLite.shtml
          make xp behave:

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