Do not use SAP GUI with Internet Explorer 7 Beta

Internet Explorer 7 Beta will not support SAP GUI. Microsoft expects to release a patch resolving this issue later in the summer. If you have updated to IE 7 Beta, instructions how to uninstall are included in this tip.

The following statement is from the Microsoft Web site:

"SAP GUI -- You cannot use the SAP GUI with Internet Explorer 7 Beta. A fix for the issue will be available in patch level 20 of the SAP GUI for Windows 6.40 and patch level 64 for WIndows 6.20, later this summer."

For anyone using SAP GUI, please do not update your Internet Explorer to version 7 (beta). Problems have been reported and the patch is not yet released. I updated my Explorer to version 7 and had trouble using the SAP GUI. I finally had to uninstall the update to resolve the problem.

If you have already updated to version 7, the following are procedures to uninstall the update:

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3:

To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 and return to Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003:

  • click 'start'
  • click on 'control panel'
  • click 'add or remove programs'
  • scroll down to and select 'Windows Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3'
  • click 'change/remove'

If you cannot find any Internet Explorer 7 entry in 'add or remove programs', run '%windir%ie7beta3spuninstspuninst.exe' (to do this, you need to have 'view hidden folders' enabled).

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2, Beta 2 Preview, or Beta 1

To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2, Beta 2 Preview or Beta 1 and return to Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003:

  • Click 'start', and then click 'control panel'
  • Click 'add or remove programs'
  • Scroll down to 'Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2' or 'Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 preview', select it, and then click 'change/remove'.
  • If not found, check 'show updates" at the top of the dialog box, scroll down the list to 'Windows XP -- software updates', select "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 preview" or "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1" and then click 'change/remove'.

If you cannot find any Internet Explorer 7 entry in 'add or remove programs', try running the commands listed below. Each is for a different release of Internet Explorer 7 so only one will succeed.

  • %windir%$NtUninstallie7beta1$spuninstspuninst.exe. (To do this, you need to have "view hidden folders" enabled)
  • %windir%$NtUninstallie7bet2p$spuninstspuninst.exe. (To do this, you need to have "view hidden folders" enabled)
  • %windir%$NtUninstallie7b2pmx$spuninstspuninst.exe. (To do this, you need to have "view hidden folders" enabled)
  • %windir%$NtUninstallie7beta2$spuninstspuninst.exe. (To do this, you need to have "view hidden folders" enabled)

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This was first published in July 2006

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