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Old 06-05-2009
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How to remove internet explorer from windows XP?

Hello,
I am running windows XP on my desktop. I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser and i love it. Internet explorer is so irritating. I just want to remove internet explorer. Is there any way to do that?

Any and all suggestions are accepted.
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Old 06-05-2009
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Re: How to remove internet explorer from windows XP?

Try this:
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on Tools Menu
  • Then Click Internet Options
  • Go to Connections tab
  • Click on the LAN Settings
  • In the Proxy server section, check the box next to Use a proxy server for your LAN
  • In the Address: text box, enter 0.0.0.0.
  • In the Port: text box, enter 80
  • Click OK
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Re: How to remove internet explorer from windows XP?

Here are some Microsoft links related to internet explorer uninstall:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q277624
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q291558
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q318378
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q246194/
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q175610
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Re: How to remove internet explorer from windows XP?

To remove internet explorer, you can use following method:
  • Open on Notepad file
  • Copy following in notepad:
    Quote:
    @echo off
    C:
    cd "\Program Files\Internet Explorer"
    if not exist IEXPLORE.EXE goto End
    if exist IEXPLORE.EX_ del IEXPLORE.EX_
    if not exist IEXPLORE.DIR md IEXPLORE.DIR
    if not exist IEXPLORE.DIR goto End
    attrib -r -h -s IEXPLORE.EXE
    ren IEXPLORE.EXE IEXPLORE.EX_
    if exist IEXPLORE.EXE goto End
    ren IEXPLORE.DIR IEXPLORE.EXE
    echo IE disabled.
    echo If prompted, click "Cancel" then "Yes" on File Protection restore.
    echo Run enable-ie.bat to allow IE to run again.
    :End
  • Save this file as "disable-ie.bat"
  • Double click on that saved "disable-ie.bat" file
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