IE9: How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 9

   Posted by David Kirk in Browsers

With each new version of IE, people flock to download it. However, with each new version is a whole slew of new bugs as well. If you have installed IE9 and regret it, this tutorial will show how to remove IE9 and roll back to your prior version of Internet Explorer.

As I am writing this article, the IE9 beta was released. Several users have installed it and are noticing that it crashes upon starting. By following these directions, you can uninstall IE9 without any difficulty.

1. Enter your Control Panel
2. Select Programs and View Installed Updates or
you could also just search for “View installed updates” from your Start Menu search.

selecting the view installed updates menu

3. Click Windows Internet Explorer 9 and click the Uninstall button

click IE9 and then click uninstall button


About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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  • 7632416

    Very strange! I have no entry as “Internet Explorer 9” under “Microsoft Windws” in the “View Installed Updates,” or elsewhere. (Windows 7 Ultimate 32) But I indeed downloaded and installed IE9 (beta) today, but it does not allow access to Office Live Small Business Applications. (So, while I’m searching how to uninstall IE9, I’m using Firefox to access Office Live Business Applications.

    • 7632416

      Oops. Found it. (Blush.)

  • Ulissi

    Crazy they do not even support their own programs. Having the same problems…

    • christopher

      its beta

  • thanks for that found it not playing .ogv

  • Gjtvs

    You are a lifesaver! I had installed IE9 on one Vista computer and it solved a lot of problems we had been having with IE8. After it worked well for awhile, I installed IE9 on the other computer. DISASTER!!! IE9 wouldn’t start up. Uninstall wasn’t available thru Control Panel. Tried to reinstall it, thinking maybe I just got a corrupt file. The download link I had used an hour before told me I couldn’t download that version, since my current version is later than the download. HUH?!?!? Followed the instructions to uninstall from MS’s website. What they said to do did not produce the results they said it would. Thanks to you, I have now successfully removed IE9. Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!

    • Anonymous

      You are welcome! I had problems with my IE9 install as well…

  • Apageor2

    I have installed the program but yet it is not showing anything in the control panel that it has been installed. So tell me how is it that this can be eliminated safely?

  • I also need to know how to uninstall IE9 Beta I havent been able to find how to uninstall it.

  • luuk

    Thank you. uninstalled it cause it was just sooooo slow!

  • Norm

    I’m in my office, so can’t get to the affected pc. Something went wrong with the install – upgrading from IE8 – and a few other things like Win HELP won’t work.
    I’ll let you know if it worked….