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disabling Internet Explorer

by user429 / May 25, 2008 8:30 PM PDT

This might be a dumb question but I wish to ask it anyway. I have Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 on my computer. If I were to disable Internet Explorer (assuming that I knew how to do that) would that mean that I could never connect to a web page any more? Thank you. user429

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Re: disabling IE
by Kees Bakker / May 25, 2008 8:44 PM PDT

That might depend on how you do it. The easy way: disconnect the modem.

What's your purpose?


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by user429 / May 25, 2008 9:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: disabling IE

I am considering installing Firefox. But how do I uninstall IE? If I uninstall IE before I install Firefox how would I install Firefox? Thank you. user429

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You don't uninstall IE. . .
by Coryphaeus / May 25, 2008 9:47 PM PDT
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No need to disable IE..
by glenn30 / May 26, 2008 1:27 AM PDT

I have both IE and Firefox which is the default browser. They work quite well together... IE is never started except for Windows Updates. There may be a few sites that require IE but it's never been a problem for me.

You are not required to have one or the other... keep them both! Been doing this for years and have both in the "Quick Launch" toolbar... lower left. Quick Launch is my way... you may prefer the icons placed on your desktop.

Hope this helps.


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