Wondering how to reinstall Internet Explorer? If you've removed an older version on Windows, a reinstall might be needed to get your operating system running smoothly again.
Don't Delete Explorer
Internet Explorer should not be completely removed from your system, as Windows XP uses components of Internet Explorer for other processes. After an upgrade, some users either have a problem with the new version or simply don't like the newer version. In this case, the new version can be removed and an older version can be reinstalled. When you remove Internet Explorer 8, if you do not reinstall IE 6, the system will automatically reinstall IE 7 to keep your Windows operating system running.
Restoring a Different Version of Explorer
You can reinstall Internet Explorer for Windows XP in two different ways. You can either install it directly from Microsoft's Web site or download and save the program to your hard drive, then install it from the .exe file. There are several versions of Internet Explorer available, from version 6 to the newest, version 8.
Follow these steps to get Explorer directly from Microsoft.
You may need to disable your firewall or turn off antivirus programs to install and configure Internet Explorer. Be sure to turn off any programs that access the Web while your security software is turned off. Turn it back on once the installation is complete.
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If you need to uninstall Internet Explorer, don't worry. You are not alone. Just follow these simple steps.