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I created a Windows 7 x64 VM on Windows Azure but it came with IE11.

So I removed IE11 from "Turn on and off Windows Features". After reboot, it still doesn't give me an option to rollback to IE8.

I found a download link from Microsoft for IE8 but they are not for Windows 7.

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I would imagine this could be a solution: – MonkeyZeus Jun 4 '14 at 16:52
@MonkeyZeus, I tried that but the problem is that in "Turn Windows features on or off" window, it only has IE11, not IE8 even after reboot. – Ray Cheng Jun 4 '14 at 17:26
When you removed IE11 what version IE was installed if anything or did that just uninstall IE entirely? Your likely going to end up having to install Windows 7 yourself if you want IE8 – Ramhound Jun 4 '14 at 18:45
@Ramhound, it's a canned VM from Microsoft Azure so I don't know what IE they had before IE11. – Ray Cheng Jun 4 '14 at 20:15
Did you try launching IE after you Uninstalled IE11? – Ramhound Jun 4 '14 at 21:52
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You're digging in the wrong place :-) If you remove it from Windows Features, it simply removes Internet Explorer entirely. You don't want that.

Instead, go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program. Then click the "View Installed Updates" link on the left. You should see IE 11 in that list. Remove that, and it will roll you back to whatever was on it before IE 11 got installed.

Worst case scenario, you'll have to do this several times (once to IE 10, then IE 9, then finally, IE 8)

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this solution worked, why would anyone downvote it? – Ray Cheng Jun 4 '14 at 22:42
No idea. I upvoted it for you. – Wes Sayeed Jun 4 '14 at 22:48

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