Getting App-V errors when trying to uninstall Internet Explorer Development Channel? Do this.

The bigger issue here is Microsoft has dropped support for IE’s Developer Channel outside of Windows 10.

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If you’re getting App-V error codes when trying to uninstall IE Developer Channel (which you should since Microsoft have essentially abandoned the project outside of Windows 10 Technical Preview) on Windows 8.1+, do the following:

  1. Restart your PC and try to uninstall again. If that fails move to Step 2.
  2. Open Windows PowerShell with administrator privileges.
  3. Run the following commands one line at a time:
    1. Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Scope Process
    2. Import-Module appvclient
    3. $packagePath = $env:ProgramData + '\Package Cache\{4BE37C1D-4D90-432A-8E70-A46CABC26247}v5.1.4099.0'
    4. Add-AppvClientPackage "$packagePath\IEDC.appv" -DynamicDeploymentConfiguration "$packagePath\IEDC_DeploymentConfig.xml" | Publish-AppvClientPackage
    5. $packagePath
  4. Try uninstalling IE Developer Channel from Programs and Features again. It should work this time.

Author: jdrch

ISTJ, Rice Owl, UF Gator, mechanical engineer. STEM, sports, music, movies, humor. Account mine only & unaffiliated.

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