I’ve seen several requests from people who are having problems with Internet Explorer 7 and want to go back to IE6. Unfortunately, they haven’t figured out how to do that…
If you are not having problems with IE7 and the specific sites you want to visit, or if you aren’t having problems with other related programs like Outlook Express (which uses IE functions to display HTML emails), I recommend that you continue to use IE7. It plugs many of the security holes of IE6.
But, if you’re having problems with IE7 or with other programs since installing IE7, you can go back to Internet Explorer 6.
Making the step backwards is pretty easy. Just uninstall IE7 and that will automatically restore IE6.
Just like uninstalling many other programs, we need to use "Add or Remove Programs".
First, click on the Start button, select Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs.
Once the Add or Remove Programs window opens and fills (that usually takes a few seconds), you can scroll down to find IE7.
It’s almost at the bottom the list — called “Windows Internet Explorer 7."
Click on Windows Internet Explorer 7 to select it and see the details.
Then, click on its Remove button to remove IE7 from your system.
Remember how long it took to install IE7?
It will probably take a while to uninstall it and set up IE6 again, plus a reboot. But, all should be well in the end…