On my Windows 7 Professional install I want to completely remove Internet Explorer and go with Google Chrome.
After a fresh install of Windows, I wanted to get rid of the Internet Explorer 9. So I had to remove the update again. But that left me with Internet Explorer 8, which I can't remove like other programs as there is no entry in the list of currently installed programs.
The last time I installed Windows 7 I somehow managed to disable the Internet Explorer via a check-box setting. I wish I could be more specific, but I really don't know where the check-box was. It was very simple and worked just like that.