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Vista HP - Install failures.

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    Join Date : Mar 2012
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    Vista HP - Install failures.

    I own a laptop that is around two years old, its a Toshiba Satellite L300, with Vista Home Premium as operating system.

    I first noticed this problem when attempting to reinstall IE8. [Please don't start an 'IE9 is better' discussion.] It was having bugs, so I tried to uninstall it. No luck. I was told to install IE9 because it automatically uninstalls previous IE versions, so I did, and went to Programs And Features, and then to the Updates page where I was supposed to be able to uninstall it. It wasn't there.

    I proceeded to try the Cmd program and uninstall it that way. It repeatedly asked me for administrator permission. It has to be noted - I am an administrator - but nothing happened. My account is the second, my Dad has the 'Admin' account that is the first account Vista makes. However, even on that account it would not uninstall.

    It is also impossible to install Chrome or Firefox.

    This may have something to do with an update that I have several times tried to have it install, but it wouldn't.

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    Join Date : Dec 2011
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    Re: Vista HP - Install failures.

    I'm not a fan of IE 9 period.

    If you can, use the system recovery to restore your computer back to before you tried to uninstall IE9 the first time. You could also try to go back to before installing it in the first place. then you wouldn't need to try to uninstall it.

    Assuming you can't go back to before installing IE 9, then go to the windows updates, find the IE 9 update and uninstall it.

    Even though you're an administrator, you are still restricted. There's a way to go one level higher but, just try what I said first.

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    Re: Vista HP - Install failures.

    Just a wild guess. On the updates page did you look under W for Windows? Its listed as Windows Internet Explorer 9.

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