Downgrade Or Rollback Internet Explorer 10 In Windows 7

Few days ago Microsoft finally released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. We wrote about upgrading to IE 10 here. Users quickly downloaded and upgraded to the new version without first testing whether it will work for them. Now some are having compatibility issues mostly in the workplace.

Although IE 10 is superior and by far the safest, some users are having issues. Internet Explorer 10 may not be working properly for some and this brief tutorial is going to show you downgrade or rollback IE 10 to version 9 in Windows 7.

If you’re among the few that are having problems with Internet Explorer 10, you may follow the steps below to revert the changes.

To get started, click Start and type the commands appwiz.cpl

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Next, select ‘View installed updates’ to show all updates to Windows 7. This is how updates get rollback in Windows.




Next, select ‘Windows Internet Explorer 10’ and select Uninstall




Restart your computer and enjoy IE 9.



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18 thoughts on “Downgrade Or Rollback Internet Explorer 10 In Windows 7”

  1. Did this 2 days ago and now I can’t download anything in Internet Explorer.
    Tried uninstalling IE9 and reinstalling IE9. Still nothing. Turned off Anti-Virus – still no downloads. Did system repair – still no downloads. Any ideas?
    I’m running Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit. Thanks.

        1. Set smartfilter on again and reset all IE settings. Else it wont work.(else wise look at internet zone settings and set file download to allowed again)

          1. Did anyone get the downloads to work? It is working for me, but I have a few reg files I used so I’m not sure if this made it possible. I will share if needed…

    1. The downloads work for me. It might have been a reg entry to make IE the default basically. I will share. Let me know?

  2. typical Microsoft – rush to release software without waiting for developers/programmers to update their software and then boom millions of pissed off users- hmm IE10 you’d think they would have learned on IE2.

  3. Micro$ Should Be Embarrassed. I have to use Fire Fox to download anything. Maybe Mozilla should get into the Operating System business. Trusting Micro$ with this important endeavor. Is turning into a fools Errand of Mercy.

  4. You need to delete the following reg key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings folder

  5. Since updating my IE browser to v11, I have noticed that some sites simply don’t work and locks up my browser. I’m running Win7 as my OS. When I use Chrome, the same pages that lock up IE11 work fine.

  6. Hi,
    If you need to return back to IE8 there is the procedure.

    Open CMD as Administrator.
    Copy and paste the following command. This command will uninstall the Windows Explorer updates:

    FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c “cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart”

    Paste the above command and press ? Enter

    Accept the errors. You will likely receive several errors messages upon running the command. You will need to click OK in each of the error windows that appears.

    Restart the computer. Once you are returned to the Command Prompt, the uninstallation process is almost complete. You will need to reboot your computer to finish the process.

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