Windows – Can’t install Internet Explorer on Windows 7 64 bit

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I'm trying to install IE 9 but it says I have already installed the latest IE version, while I have no internet explorer installed. Instead, there is an update called Windows Internet Explorer 9 which fails to uninstall. So how do I install IE 9?

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows never fixes the issue.

Windows 7 x64 SP1. Never had IE 9. Not listed in Windows Features. Was deleted from the iso image.

Re-installing is not an option.

What I actually need is to integrate a webBrowser control in my .NET application. It's working fine (although i have no IE), but the flash player works extremely bad.

Best Answer

Are you sure that you never installed IE9 Beta ?

Some ideas :

  1. Perfect Uninstaller is claimed to be able to uninstall IE9 using the "Force Uninstall" option.
    It is interesting to see whether it will see IE9 as installed on your computer, or not.
  2. You could try all the seven methods described in Methods to Uninstall / Remove IE9.
  3. If the problem is with Windows update, see the article Windows Update Troubleshooting, and starting with how to delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.