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I.E 7 Problems

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by Tyler D, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Tyler D

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    A friend has installed I.E 7, but for some strange reason as soon as they go to open the browser the computer freezes.

    They have uninstalled and then re-installed but with the same problem.

    They are running XP home with SP2.

    Any thoughts much appreciated :biggrin
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    Uninstall IE7 and install Firefox or Opera!

    Problem solved :wink:
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Tyler,

    I tried googling, but most of the links were relating to first beta problems.

    Are there any clues in Event Viewer? Do you know if the version of Windows they are running is genuine?

    Merry Christmas

    Si
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    You can't install it if the OS is not genuine as it checks as part of the install routine.

    If it's crashing, it is going to be difficult to solve as IE is integrated so deeply into the operating system. It could be anything and to fix it you may have to do a clean install and it will probably work but the question is, why bother when you can use an alternative?
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Pete,

    You can download IE7 without validation from here.

    I agree, that IE6 and 7 are so tied in, you are better off using another browser in some circumstances. I remember trying for ages to get IE6 to work 100% (I think it wouldn't view SSL sites). In the end, I stuck firefox on the machine and it has worked perfectly ever since!

    Merry Christmas

    Si
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    EEeeek optimised for Yahoo, oh yuk that's pre-loaded with adware :twisted:

    I am pretty sure that if you try to install that ad bundled version, it will still insist on doing a validation check, as I said before it is part of the *install routine*. I am not referring to the validation check for downloading the install file, that is a separate annoyance altogether.
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Pete,

    I am sure you are right, but was too afraid to go through with the install for the reasons you pointed out!

    Merry Christmas

    Si
     
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    Ew! :sickR
     
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