Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 Option Is Missing

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Symptoms
The Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 and all its componentsoption may not be available using the Add/Remove Programs tool in ControlPanel. For IE 4.0, the only option may be to add a component or to add the desktop update.

For IE 5, the only option may be to add a component or to Repair Internet Explorer.
Cause
Internet Explorer 4.x and 5.x has an option to delete the Setup files and backupinformation that is necessary to uninstall Internet Explorer. If youuse this option, there is no way to uninstall Internet Explorer 4.x and 5.x and you may be unable to use the Control Panel, Add/Remove Programsapplet to uninstall the prevous version of Internet Explorer."
Resolution
To resolve this behavior for Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows 98, manually uninstall Internet Explorer. For information about how to do so, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
175610 How to Manually Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0
More information
During any future attempt to install Internet Explorer 4.0, you receivethe following message:
You are upgrading a version of Internet Explorer 4.0 in which theuninstall feature has been disabled. If you choose to continue, Setupwill update your PC with the newer version, but the uninstall featurewill remain disabled.
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Article ID: 172919 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 18:29:00 - Revision: 7.0

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