If you have installed recently released Internet Explorer 9
Beta in your Computer, you may have come to know that you can no longer access IE8, IE9 beta is still pre-release software with plenty of bugs needs to fix and some websites, add-ons may not compatible with IE9 If you have enough reasons to get back to IE8 from IE9 by uninstalling IE9 which is called downgrading, here is how to downgrade from IE9 to IE8.
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On Installing IE9, your Internet Explorer 8 version will be upgraded to IE9, and IE9 will be installed as an update rather than as program hence it will not appear in programs list under Programs and Features.
So we need to remove IE9 update.
Downgrading from IE9 to IE8
1.Close all programs, click Start and click Control Panel.
2.Click “Uninstall a Program” under Programs category.
3.Click “View installed updates” option in the task pane.
4.Now select Windows Internet Explorer 9 shown under Microsoft Windows Updates, click Uninstall and follow the instructions on the screen.
IE9 uninstall process lasts for minimum 3 minutes and you will be able to access Internet Explorer 8 as usual after restart.
Note:I recommend users to create a restore point before uninstalling IE9 because whenever you want to try IE9, you can get it through system restore option in Windows.