Windows – How to bypass the error message “a newer version is installed” and install IE10

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In the last month, the Windows update tried to update daily to IE10 and always failed. The error code I got was always ("9C48"). (I have Windows 7, 64-bit version)

I tried to remove IE9 and install IE10 manually, but I got the error "a newer version is installed".

Thus currently I have neither IE9 or IE10.

So I am stuck and happy with Firefox. I am only interested in IE in case some website (such as government websites) does not work in FF, and then I am not able to submit my tax income or so.

Does anyone know how to overcome this and get IE back?

Thank you.

Best Answer

I think this problem occurs because of a bad copy of Internet Explorer 9. Try the suggestion from this forum thread and let me know if it worked:

  • Uninstall IE9, if you already have it installed, and restart the computer.
  • Download the installer.
  • Disconnect from the internet. This is important because the installer attempts to download the latest, bad binaries from Windows Update.
  • Let the install finish, and restart.
  • Reconnect to the internet and check Windows Update. If all went well, you should be able to see the Cumulative Update for IE9, instead of IE9 itself.

Again, the key is to install without any internet connection, to prevent the installer from fetching the latest and bad binaries.

Manually install IE10
Reset Windows Update components