We’ve noticed questions/comments/confusion about uninstalling IE7 so I wanted to highlight one of our FAQs and add a little more detail.
Uninstalling IE7 will leave you with a fully-functional IE6 and allow you to install the latest release, IE7 Beta 3, which we recommend for all IE7 beta users so they benefit from the latest bug fixes and security updates.
To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2, Beta 2 Preview, or Beta 1:
To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3:
If you still can’t uninstall, read on…
Note: %windir% is your Windows directory and usually located at C:\Windows
IE 7 Release
Beta 2 Preview from March
Beta 2 Preview from January
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer]@="""InstalledByUser"=dword:00000000
Thanks for trying IE7 and please continue to report your problems and file bugs by following these instructions
John HrvatinProgram Manager