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How to Completely Uninstall Internet Explorer 3.02

Article ID: 175670

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02

This article was previously published under Q175670


This article describes how to completely uninstall (or remove) Internet Explorer 3.02 under Windows NT 4.0, when Windows NT 4.0 is installed on a FAT file system. This article does not apply to Windows NT 4.0 installed on an NTFS file system.


To completely uninstall Internet Explorer 3.02 under Windows NT 4.0, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Internet Explorer 3.02 in the list of installed programs, and then click Add/Remove.
  4. In Windows NT Explorer, right-click the <windows>\Temporary Internet Files folder, and then click Delete, where <windows> is the folder in which Windows NT 4.0 is installed.
  5. Restart your computer to a command prompt using either of the following methods:

    Method 1

    Use an MS-DOS boot disk that contains the following files:

    • Deltree.exe
    • Himem.sys
    • Smartdrv.exe
    • A Config.sys file that contains the following command:


    These files are included with MS-DOS 6.x.

    Method 2

    If you also have Windows 95 installed on your computer, press F8 when you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only.
  6. At a command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:

    path a:

    cd\<windows>, where <windows> is the folder in which Windows NT 4.0 is installed. If you use Method 2, type c:\<windows>\command, where <windows> is the folder in which Windows 95 is installed.


    <drive>:, where <drive> is the drive on which Windows NT is installed.

    cd\<winnt>\profiles\<user name>, where <winnt> is the folder in which Windows NT is installed, and <user name> is the name you use to log on to Windows NT.

    deltree tempor~1


    deltree history

    cd system32

    ren mshtml.dll mshtml.old

    ren shdocvw.dll shdocvw.old

    ren actxprxy.dll actxprxy.old

    ren wininet.dll wininet.old

    ren cachevu.dll cachevu.old

    ren shlwapi.dll shlwapi.old

    ren url.dll url.old

    ren urlmon.dll urlmon.old

    ren wsock32n.dll wsock32n.old

    ren inetcfg.dll inetcfg.old

    ren inetcpl.cpl inetcpl.old

  7. Restart your computer.

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