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Friday, July 14, 2006

How to force an install of IE7 beta 3

For those that had the same problem I did, the IE7b3 installer complaining that Internet Explorer 7 is already installed on this machine, despite the fact that I uninstalled beta 2 from the Add or Remove Programs Control Panel without error (though clearly far too fast to have actually done anything), simply follow these instructions:

  1. Delete or rename C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe.

Now the installer will work fine.