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How to find out which version of IE I have on my PC

by Big Steve / June 15, 2015 3:17 PM PDT

I have a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop and currently I'm using 2 browsers to surf the web; Google Chrome and Firefox. I also have IE which I don't use much and it needs to be updated. Where on my computer can I go to see which version of IE I have and what's the latest version of IE that I should have on a laptop with Windows Vista?


Big Steve
06/15/15

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Clarification Request
Are you reporting that prior answers have failed?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2015 3:22 PM PDT
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Re: Are you reporting that prior answers have failed?
by Big Steve / June 15, 2015 3:41 PM PDT

No I am not. Do you have me on your radar 24/7 R. Proffitt? It seems like everytime I post a new question in a different forum you usually are the first one on this board who's quick to post a sarcastic reply. If you don't like my questions just ignore them.


Big Steve
06/15/15

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Not really.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2015 3:47 PM PDT

But your question makes me think your PC has suffered a terrible infection for these prior answers to not work.

I see you have a XP machine too and again, given the question and how much has been written on the subject I think your machines must be heavily infected.

Time to wipe and start over.

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Re: Not really.
by Big Steve / June 15, 2015 6:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Not really.

Time to wipe and start over? Do you mean do a system restore or buy a new PC? I still scan with Avast and SAS but because I'm not online much with the XP desktop all scans appear clean. Nine years is a long time to have a desktop PC; it might be time to buy a new one.


Big Steve
06/15/15

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Less cost to return to to factory XP condition.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2015 7:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Not really.

If the machine is good then its speed and glory will return.

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Re: Less cost to return to to factory XP condition.
by Big Steve / June 15, 2015 9:42 PM PDT

Will that require me to do a system restore? If I do that I will lose all of my word documents and Quicken data. The machine cosmetically is still in good shape; inside it looks good when I blow the dust bunnies out.

When my brother who lives in Texas sent the Dell XP desktop computer to me along with one of his IT lieutenants to install it for me and set it all up the IT lieutenant did not leave me a system restore disc. So if I back up my data then do a system restore will that return the machine to the new condition it was in on the day I received it in April 2006?


Big Steve
06/15/15

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2015 9:49 PM PDT

Because a return to factory removes all system restores there's no need to worry about system restore.

Back is what everyone does all the time. It's not as if PCs are reliable to run without backup. Of course if you didn't now is the time before you lose it all.

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Do this to see IE version.
by wpgwpg / June 15, 2015 3:24 PM PDT

Bring up IE. Hold down the ALT button and press H. Click "About Internet Explorer". That will tell you. To update it, run Windows Update.

Good luck.

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Re: Do this to see IE version.
by Big Steve / June 15, 2015 3:43 PM PDT

Wpgwpg:

Thanks for the feedback.


Big Steve
06/15/15

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Re: Do this to see IE version.
by Big Steve / June 16, 2015 5:51 AM PDT

I now have Windows IE9; version 9.0.8112.16421.

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Re: IE
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 16, 2015 6:43 AM PDT

Hi Steve,

Don't mind what Bob says about going back to anything. It's not necessary at all.

Since IE9 is the highest version that will run on Windows Vista, you can't update IE either. That makes me wonder why you state "it needs to be updated".

Kees

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Re: IE
by Big Steve / June 16, 2015 8:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE

I had an older version of IE on this Dell Vostro 1510 laptop; IE7 which I didn't use that much but when I did use it on this computer a message kept popping up telling me I was using an outdated version of IE and that I needed to upgrade to IE9 so I did last night.

Right now I'm using Firefox more but I've also used Google Chrome in the past. I wish you would have chimed in on my other discussion about my 9 year old Dell Dimension 3100 desktop computer with WIN XP running slow; freezing up; etc.


Big Steve
06/16/15

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Re: IE
by Big Steve / June 21, 2015 10:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE

Last week I installed IE9 on this Dell Vostro 1510 laptop because my older version of IE was outdated. This laptop's OS is WIN Vista. I scan daily with Avast AV and SuperAntiSpyware.

For the last few days I have not been able to download updates for IE9; I keep receiving this error code message: 9C48. I have attempted to resolve the problem by using MS's troubleshooter but no success. Should I uninstall IE9 since my primary browsers of choice have been Firefox and Chrome? Anything else I can do to get the updates for IE9 to work?


Big Steve
06/21/15

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Re: IE
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 24, 2015 1:45 PM PDT
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Re: IE
by Big Steve / June 24, 2015 3:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE

After installing IE 9 last week I have not received any updates for it in the last 2 days. Three days ago I did receive updates which failed to install; if I wanted to remove IE9 from my computer where do I go to do it?

I went to Control Panel > Add & Remove Programs but I could not find IE9 listed there. Would it be listed somewhere else? It's still installed on my computer and if I can't do the updates I might as well remove IE9 from my computer.


Big Steve
06/24/15

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Click where it says "Turn Windows features on or off"
by wpgwpg / June 24, 2015 3:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE

That will give you a window with the option you want.

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Re: IE9
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 26, 2015 2:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE

I think it's better to have IE9, even with 2 updates missing, then to go back to IE7.

Kees

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Re: IE9
by Big Steve / June 26, 2015 9:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE9

Kees:

IE9 is still on this Dell laptop although I have switched back to using Firefox but since yesterday I haven't received any Windows Updates for IE9 but prior to that time the ones which I did receive and were updated successfully were for everything except for IE9; all of the updates for IE9 have been unsuccessful in updating.

I did receive an update for Windows Defender at 3:00 a.m. this morning and it updated successfully. Since I'm not using IE9 should I be concerned that the updates for IE9 are not updating successfully or just not worry about it since I'm back to using Firefox?


Big Steve
06/26/15

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