Getting back to IE 6

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by iano, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. iano

    iano OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I visit Windows Update from time to time and have become accustomed to the process of "accept", "agree" "next" "finish" that is involved. There have been no issues to date. All very straightforward.

    No issues until yesterday that is. Turns out I am now the proud owner of IE 7. And I don't want to be! I'm sure it's great and that there are all kinds of advantages. But I'm not interested. Iwas quite content as I was.


    Has anyone an idea as to how to get back to IE 6 in straightforward fashion - like, if it takes as much effort to go back as it does to go forward then I might as well go forward.

    I just don't need the grief of re-learning

    Thanks in advance - Ian
     
  2. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    Select how do I install/uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Here .
     
  3. iano

    iano OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks Bush dog. If I uninstall 7 is 6 automatically enabled. Or is there more. I'm trusting you here let me tell you....:)
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    If you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, IE6 returns as your default browser - pending that was your default browser before you installed IE7.
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    like said; once you uninstall IE7, IE6 will become your default browser again. Also, you have a choice to what you want to update. If you do not want IE7 then do not select it.
     
  6. iano

    iano OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks folks.

    I don't know exactly how all this works being only somewhat computer savvy. Couldn't see IE 6 on the list of programmes installed (on the install/uninstall feature in XP - only IE 7. But did as you said: uninstalled IE7 and sure enough IE6 is back.

    Mission accomplished. Will be more wary in future. To me the potential benefites (generally) don't outweigh the ease of operating the familiar

    I'm no pioneer!

    Thanks again. Now about cAPPs :)
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    IE6 cant be uninstalled so it doesn't show up in add/remove.
     
  8. gh057

    gh057 w3lc0m3 t0 7h3 r3al w0r1d

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    why use IE6? it runs as a service in the background taking up memory ,.....why hell does a browser need to run as a service?.....just use Opera man.

    id have to disagree you can uninstall it tho not from add/remove
     
  9. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You can reinstall it, but you cant remove it from XP.
     
  10. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Service?

    I thought it was an executable.
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Close, its the executioner :lick:
     
  12. iano

    iano OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Why?

    a) Because pc's are like cars to me. I just want it to get me from a to b without worrying to much about whats under the bonnet

    b) specifying plenty of RAM during purchase is easier than trying to soup-up whats under the bonnet later.



    :)