It's not difficult to go back. Install of a higher version of IE saves the old information. So go into Control Panel>Add Remove, locate Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, click Add/Remove, and choose to uninstall and go back to the previous version. That's all.
But it would be better to go forward, and download the latest version of IE6. That's much safer than 5.0.
And it might still be better to download Firebird from www.mozilla.org (find a friend with a cd-burner) and use that for downloading9and possibly browsing also). It's considered a still safer browser.
Personally, by the way, I don't experience any download problems with IE5.5. My only problem with it is that it doesn't display .png-graphics (on 2 machines), what it surely should do. But I can live with that.
Hope this helps.
I recently re-installed Win98 SE that came with IE5.00 and later installed over it IE5.5 which I had downloaded earlier on to another machine. Since then, I have not been able to download certain files from the net as I used to. For this reason, I had wanted to re-install the earlier version (IE 5.00) but do not know how to get it on the Win98 CD.
Can anyone help pls?