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I am running Windows Vista Ultimate. I went to the add/remove Windows components tool and unchecked "Internet Information Services." However, when I access http://localhost/ the IIS 7 default page is still shown. I would expect no response.

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are you sure your browser isn't serving up a cached page? try emptying your browser's cache, or use a different browser. – brad.lane Sep 15 '09 at 18:45
also make sure you have rebooted after you removed it. If it was running when you removed it, it might not have been stopped first. – Sam Nov 4 '09 at 23:58

Looking at your comment to LuckyLindy's answer, it seems you already tried removing it from Vista's add/remove programs, AND you disabled the service, yet you're still getting a response from localhost.

Assuming it's not a browser caching thing, you may want to use a tool like TcpView to determine which process is listening on port 80. It could be something other than IIS 7 that's listening and responding.

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  1. first of all uninstall IIS from your system .Open Add/remove programs option in control on Add/Remove Windows Component then uncheck Internet Information system.
  2. then delete inetpub folder
  3. restart your system
  4. now reinstall your IIS

this will definetly solve your problem

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If it doesn't uninstall it, you could disable the service, which would at least ensure that IIS wasn't running.

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Well, before trying to uninstall it I did disable the service. It was still running. Now, I have to reinstall it to get the service listed in the services list. – James Sumners Sep 1 '09 at 18:08
in that case, your browser is a liar, don't believe it! – Nick Kavadias Oct 21 '09 at 6:34

i had tried to disable iis via program and feature but not complete to removed.

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