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How to reinstall Internet Explorer 9 on windows 7

Question

I want to reinstall Internet Explorer 9, however it is not listed into control panel so how to reinstall Internet Explorer 9 on my windows 7 machine?

Solved Answer

It’s a very simple process, just follow below mentioned step by step guide to reinstall Internet Explorer. Here you’ll also get the steps to downgrade internet explorer version.

That method will solve most of the Internet Explorer issues, because it would re-create all the dll’s files and re-register all them, also re-create all the registry keys and values. That’s why that method will solve most of the IE issues.

You can also downgrade internet explorer version to default version ny following “method2”. that method also can solve 50% issues of the internet explorer.

So follow the below mentioned method to reinstall Internet Explorer 9.

Method 1

  • Click on Start button.

  • Click on Control Panel.

  • Click on Programs.

  • Click on Programs & Features.

Reinstall Internet Explorer1

  • You’ll get a window which have listed all the installed programs on your computer.

  • Look on the left side-bar, and then click on “Turn of windows features on or off”.

Reinstall Internet Explorer2

  • Then you will get a dialog box which have listed all the Microsoft inbuilt programs.

  • Uncheck the check box “Internet Explorer 8/9/10” on this dialog and click on OK.

Reinstall Internet Explorer3

  • Wait until it gives you a message that “It finished and restart the computer”

  • Click on Yes to restart your computer. After restart you’ll get your internet explorer uninstalled.

Reinstall Internet Explorer4

  • To reinstall Internet explorer, come back to the same dialog box and Re-check the check box again and click on OK.

Reinstall Internet Explorer5

  • Wait until it gives you a message that “It finished and restart the computer” click on Yes to restart computer.

  • After restarted, you’ll get internet explorer installed. hopefully issues would be solved which you were facing.

 

Method 2

 

  • Click on Start button.

  • Click on Control Panel.

  • Click on Programs.

  • Click on Programs & Features.

  • You’ll get a window which have listed all the installed programs on your computer.

  • Look on the left side-bar, and click on “View installed updates”.

Reinstall Internet Explorer6

  • UninstallInternet Explorer 8/9/10” from right side pane. Then restart your computer when it prompts.

Reinstall Internet Explorer7

  • After restart you’ll  get uninstalled the newer version of internet explorer, and get installed a default version of internet explorer automatically. Hopefully your issue would be solved with downgraded version, which you were facing.

This post was last updated on:2014-03-13 | First Published:2013-09-02

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8 comments

  1. After uninstalling and reinstalling IE9 with method 1 do you have to re-install Windows updates?

  2. Does reinstalling or updateing IE affect my favorites?

  3. Will updateing and or reinstalling IE affect my favorites?

    • Steve, updateing and or reinstalling will not effect on your favorites, Don’t worry. Although, you can easily take backup of your favorites from following path manually.

      Favorite path:
      C:\Users\User\Favorites
      (Note: Highlighted in bold “user”, this is our computer’s account name, it may vary as per your account name.)

  4. what if i went to 8 but my aim was for 9, how would i be able to proceed to get to 9?

  5. i uninstalled internet explorer 11 from control panel. i attempted to restore default version of internet explorer 9 from control panel but did not list on the windows features

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