Recently installed Internet Explorer 7 on an Windows XP SP3 box (was Internet Explorer 6 prior).
Internet Explorer 7 promised on install that it "can be uninstalled" via the Add/Remove Programs applet.
It installed successfully, and the machine was rebooted. After running it for a few minutes, it was uninstalled via Add/Remove Programs, which also completed successfully. The machine was then rebooted again.
However, Internet Explorer is still at version 7. Internet Explorer 6 was not restored.
%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe still reports version 7 on the executable details, and when launched it is clearly version 7 (both in appearance and reported by the About box).
Is there a way to fully remove it? (that is, rollback to Internet Explorer 6?) Answers to the effect of "why would you want to?" are not constructive :)
I already attempted the instructions in How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 (KB 927177) with no success. Their alternative method didn't work as
%windir%\ie7 has already been removed, which presumably contained the uninstallation files.
EDIT: I am fully aware of security issues with Internet Explorer 6. I am also aware that many people cannot conceive of any reason to ever revert to it. None of this is constructive or in any way related to the question put forth.