Reinstall of IE 11 after rollback/downgrade to IE 10

I have created a package that will deploy IE 11 on WIndows 7 Workstations. There is no uninstall if IE 10 with the pre reqs installed first in a single vbs that would install IE-REDIST.exe as the second last step. The upgrade goes fine and the below mentioned KB's are used as Pre reqs. I was able to downgrade to IE 10 from IE 11. But i am not able to reinstall IE 11 again on the machine. The installation is successful but it still shows as IE 10. Is this allowed or am i doing somehting wrong ? Kindly help












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Posted by: shaunjmitchell 5 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt

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This webpage may be of assistance:


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I just upgraded a Windows 7 x64 (Pro) VM from IE9 through to 11 via Windows Update and then uninstalled IE11 via Windows Update -> Installed Updates (reverting to IE10) successfully (after a restart). 

I then downloaded the IE11 x64 installer and ran this command:

IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe /update-no /forcerestart

It failed with the error message 'Internet Explorer did not finish installing'.

I re-ran the install command line but without the update-no and with passive to suppress the prompt:

IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe /passive /forcerestart

During the process it stated that it was Installing Language Package.  I assume that this is being downloaded from the Internet.

I strongly recommend consulting the webpages suggested above and building an offline installer package as described... however, if you are looking for a quick and dirty (QAD) but successful installation of IE11 AND your endpoints are Internet connected then I found that this command line would do the trick every time:

IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe /passive /forcerestart

If your deployment is out of hours or bandwidth not an issue then this option may be preferred for convenience.  Do be aware that the subsequent update(s) will still need to be applied using the QAD method, which is another reason why the QAD method is not recommended.

When troubleshooting Windows Update components, as well as the logs one handy place to see what patches are installed is in the Event Viewer -> Windows Logs -> Setup node.

Which ever method you decide to use, I suggest checking that the spell checker still works once installed.

Posted by: ninjaguy 5 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Dear all,

Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to make it work by adding a reboot
Posted by: apptopack 5 years ago
Red Belt
After downgrade have you performed restart?
Posted by: ninjaguy 5 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Posted by: rileyz 5 years ago
Red Belt
Logs, logs logs logs!

Check the logs to see if everything is ok.

Make you suppress the setup for looking updates by using /update-no.
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