How to Remove IE10 and Get Back to IE9 on Windows 7

More and more consumers choose to uninstall the Release Preview

By on November 22nd, 2012 20:21 GMT

Microsoft has recently released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Release Preview, but although the company claims it’s capable to provide a “stellar” web browsing experience, it’s not.

More and more consumers are actually reporting bugs that lead to sluggish performance, so most of them are now looking for instructions to remove Internet Explorer 10 and get back to Internet Explorer 9.

Basically, it all comes down to uninstalling Internet Explorer 10, as IE9 is automatically restored once you complete this process.

First of all, click on the “Start” button (because you do have one unlike Windows 8 users!) and type “Programs and Features” in the search box. Click on the “View installed updates” in the left pane of the menu.

Go over to the “Uninstall an update” screen and scroll down to the “Microsoft Windows” section. Simply select Internet Explorer 10 and click “Uninstall.”

It usually takes a while until the process comes to an end, so you’re strongly recommended to avoid stopping or cancelling it. A reboot is necessary to complete the removal and restore IE9.

One of the most common bugs of IE10 on Windows 7 workstations concerns the Aero interface.

According to plenty of posts on Microsoft’s support forums, the Aero interface is automatically disabled after the launch of Internet Explorer 10 and, as far as some users are concerned, there’s no way to restore it.

“I'm using an Nvidia gt680 using the 310.54 drivers. I've installed other version of the video card drivers and the same issue occurs. When I roll internet explorer 10 back to 9 the issue resolves itself,” one user explained.

Keep in mind that IE10 on Windows 7 is still in preview stage, so bugs and compatibility issues aren’t at all surprising. Microsoft reportedly wants to release the final build in late 2012 or in early 2013.
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