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.


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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