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Uninstall IE 7 before repairing XP


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Did you know that you've got to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 before you attempt any repair of Windows XP?

 

I stumbled on this article when looking for the instructions on how to uninstall IE7

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964

I guess if you don't want to use IE7, you don't have to uninstall it first as it appears all the will happen is that it won't work later.

"If you perform a repair installation of Windows XP when Internet Explorer 7 is still installed, Internet Explorer will not work after the repair is completed".

Still, that IS news to me.

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I guess if you don't want to use IE7, you don't have to uninstall it first as it appears all the will happen is that it won't work later.

"If you perform a repair installation of Windows XP when Internet Explorer 7 is still installed, Internet Explorer will not work after the repair is completed".

Still, that IS news to me.

I have the impression that means ANY Internet Explorer.

 

However, I've not allowed IE 7 onto my WinXP, so can't say from experience - and don't plan to!

 

But if you don't have ANY Internet Explorer - can you download subsequent MS Updates ?

 

Lynn

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Did you know that you've got to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 before you attempt any repair of Windows XP?

 

I stumbled on this article when looking for the instructions on how to uninstall IE7

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964

 

I don't doubt that. If I am to the point that XP needs a fix, the last thing that I do is the Repair. The junk that caused the problem is still in there.

 

I do a fresh install by formatting the OS partition, first. It wouldn't matter whether or not IE 7 was on my computer.

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"If I am to the point that XP needs a fix, the last thing that I do is the Repair. The junk that caused the problem is still in there.

 

I do a fresh install by formatting the OS partition, first. It wouldn't matter whether or not IE 7 was on my computer."

 

Amen to that Bruce !!

 

Frank...

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"If you perform a repair installation of Windows XP when Internet Explorer 7 is still installed, Internet Explorer will not work after the repair is completed".

 

Err - does that mean it will work anyway or does it mean that to repair XP you need to take the thing off? :)

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