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For a while now, Windows Update has been prompting me to update IE9 to IE10. And every time I turn off my PC, It starts to install that one update wich allways fails. Why does it fail updating IE9? I don't know. So the solution I had in my mind was to remove IE9 and then install IE10 manually. THe problem is now, I can't find the uninstall file for IE9. I have looked in windows control panel / programs and features but it didn't show up, not even in the installed updates section. So after I clicked on Turn windows features on or off, I saw that the IE9 box wasn't checked. So I checked it, clicked OK, but then when I clicked on the Turn windows features on or off link again, it wasn't checked anymore.

It's almost like Windows doesn't want me to uninstall IE9. but I have to in order to normally shut down my pc, because everytime I shut my PC off, it tries to install that stupid update again!

What can I do to solve this?

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Look into your C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log logfile to see what the actual problem is. – ZippyV Nov 10 '13 at 9:50

First of all, you can't remove IE on Windows. You can just downgrade it to lower version. more help? Basically, IE 10 was designed for Windows 8 and later but now you can install it on Windows 7. Go to address: Then download the IE 10 and install it directly. I did that work and now have IE 10 on my Windows 7 32-bit. For any more help just ask.

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IE can be removed through Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off. Trident libraries are left for applications that use them, but IE gets removed. – gronostaj Nov 10 '13 at 9:47
@gronostaj IE precisely is these libraries. The option there removes only the fronted (iexplore.exe) which contains little actual code. – kinokijuf Nov 10 '13 at 12:04
@gronostaj: That feature as it's clear from its name is just a feature that only on/off the IE. And If you want to use the IE, you should turn it on. You can't remove IE in Windows OS. – s.r.a Nov 10 '13 at 12:52
Guys, you can't browse Internet with Trident DLLs, you need iexplore. Shared DLLs aren't anything unusual or abnormal and telling that you can't remove an app because some DLLs will be left for other apps is just wrong IMO. Many apps use mshtml.dll, are they unremovable too? – gronostaj Nov 10 '13 at 13:37
If I can't remove IE to reinstall it later and fix the problem, what CAN I do to fix the problem? – Thew Nov 11 '13 at 22:16

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