How can I downgrade from Internet Explorer 9 to IE8?

Pat May 8, 2011

Is there any way to restore Internet Explorer 8? It worked just great, but like a fool I upgraded to IE9 once it was out of beta. It has slowed down my computer to the speed of molasses in February. (I know because Chrome runs at normal high speed.) IE9 also crashes and hangs up constantly.

Help! There are some sites I need that are a problem on Chrome, Opera or Safari.

  1. NucE74
    March 2, 2012 at 12:55 am


  2. Peter
    October 10, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Thanks. Your help is appreciated.

  3. Anonymous
    May 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    in Start menu search area and then hit
    2)In the left pane, click View installed updates option to see list of installed
    updates. Here locate the entry named Windows Internet Explorer
    3)Right-click on the entry and select uninstall to remove
    Internet Explorer 9 from your PC and revert to Internet Explorer 8.

    • Pat
      May 9, 2011 at 5:28 am

      Thanks a million. I have IE8 back and my computer no longer acts like a zombie. However, I still will use Chrome for most of my browsing. It is much faster.

    • Me
      April 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much, Anonymous. This worked! Now I can actually use IE as a browser again.