Cant remove this retarded IE8


  • I go to the control panel to add and remove programs to try and remove this ____ because as soon as i installed it i am no longer able to open IE , i wish i never did the update , i redownloaded IE7.0 for xp pro 64bit but i cant install it because windows is to stupid to realize IE8 does not work and i get a error that says a newer version already exits and the install cannot continue . well when i try to remove the IE8 from add and remove programs i get a message saying " vgx.dll.000 on windows NT servicepack Uninstall Directory is needed   , Type the path where the file is located and then click OK . Well im sure i dont have this cause i have the origanal XP pro64bit and have done the SP2 update long ago . That is another stupid thing windows does is have you do updates but then you no longer can use your disk to help you or reinstall anything , i guess its another way for them to scam you into buying a new OS just for updated version .
      Any suggestions on how to get this IE8 that dont load off my PC ?????

     Thanks for any help !!!!!!!!
    08/صفر/1430 10:03 م


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  • I have also tried to remove it by the following 2 options but get the same message of the needed file of vgx.dll.000 on windows NT servicePack Uninstall , bla bla bla !

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type %windir%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then click OK.


    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK. It may take several seconds for your computer to compile a list of programs.
    3. Scroll down through the list and click Windows Internet Explorer 8, and then click Remove.



    NODA , does not work !

    08/صفر/1430 10:37 م


    Thank you for your post!  Unfortunately there is not a current forum to post the question you are asking so I would recommend that you post your question to one of the Discussions in microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general located here:

    Hope that helps!

    Kiran Polimetla Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    • تم الاقتراح كإجابة بواسطة Kiran Polimetla 09/صفر/1430 04:54 ص
    • تم وضع علامة كإجابة بواسطة Kiran Polimetla 12/ربيع الأول/1430 06:36 ص
    09/صفر/1430 04:54 ص
  • yep thanks i will post over there , hopfully a admin makes this topic sticky seeing there is no info for this problem so any others have this problem they can check at the link you gave for info !
    09/صفر/1430 08:26 ص
  • Hey guys i found a way to remove it when you recieve the error cant find file what i did was !

    went to windows folderin C drive selected folder options then show hidden files then used the search and typed vgx.dll.000 and found one that worked in 

    then got error cant find install.ins on windows NT Service Pack Uninstall Directory is needed so typed install.ins in the search and found it in the directory of C:\WINDOWS\ie8 used that in the "Copy files from" started unistalling then had yet another error stating "Setup cannot copy the file hmmapi.dll.mui" searched that and found it back in the other file C:\WINDOWS\ie8(2) so i put that in the Copy files from box and clicked enter , then needed iexplore.exe.mui so i searched that , then ieakmmc.chm then file ieeula.chm ,and you can see where this is going every file had to be pointed out for the location one by one so just keep going , dont worry there is a end your about quarter the way there ! then it actually says Windows IE8 has been sucessfully removed reboot !

    09/صفر/1430 11:00 م
  • Well Itchy123,

    Thanks for telling how you have found a way to uninstall IE8 from your computer, I will try to do the same but it is not fair of Microsoft to torture people the way they do, I was many weeks in search of a methode to do the same you have done, it is a long way since I‘m not quit a expert on the pc like you are, but thanks anyway, maybe i will buy an apple next time.

    17/ربيع الثاني/1432 11:52 ص
  • yeah no problem if your still stuck
    a.conway sen/acc/admin
    25/جمادى الثانية/1432 09:53 ص
  • or buy a linux next time
    29/ربيع الأول/1433 05:50 م
  • Or ask similar questions here:


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    17/رمضان/1433 03:22 ص