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I want IE6 back in my PC!!

by roh / September 15, 2007 4:41 AM PDT

I just bought a new laptop which obviously came loaded with the ugly Vista and IE7.
How can I uninstall IE7 and install the good IE6??

By the way, I would also like to get rid of Vista and install XP. Is it posible?


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by John.Wilkinson / September 15, 2007 11:14 AM PDT

IE6 will not work with Vista and there is no way to 'revert' since IE7 is a part of the OS. Thus, for as long as you're using Vista you'll have to use either IE7 or an alternative browser. As to returning to XP, it's a valid option provided:

1.) You have a copy of Windows XP and a valid license that's not being used. (Otherwise you must purchase one.)
2.) You're willing to track down any necessary drivers yourself. (The manufacturer likely doesn't support XP on that model.)
3.) You don't mind reformatting the computer, starting from scratch again.

Not the best of news, but at least there's a glimmer of hope.


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Look Around Cnet
by kwl147 / September 15, 2007 7:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Reverting...

There is no way for you to put IE6 on Windows Vista, instead look around the cnet or website to find a way to revert back to windows XP which will actually be able to run the gd IE6. You will also need to find for all of your curent software. If you can not find the way to revert back to windows Xp from vista then look it up on the web from google. Just remember dont trust anyone looking dodgy!

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Too complicated
by roh / September 16, 2007 1:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Look Around Cnet

Thanks John and kwl147,

It seems that it is too complicated to revert to XP and i also have the risk of losing some functions on the laptop, the laptop is an HP 9580US. Any thoughts on this computer?

Damned Vista and IE7 the worst microsoft thing ever.

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Actually there is one way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2007 2:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Too complicated

Look up Virtual PC (was free, might be still) and run IE6 inside the Virtual PC. But I don't use IE at all on my new Vista laptop. Here it's some other choice.


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I want IE 6 back, lol
by stevent1992 / September 17, 2007 1:46 PM PDT

lol every time I visit this forum I usually see the one or two complaints with IE 7, I hate the browser myself, its slow, ugly, complicated, unintuitive and a slugger, now if only Micro$oft actually listen to consumers instead of just packing on the features, IE would have become a usable browser.

Firefox is the answer for me, although even that is becoming bloated now, not to mention Firefox 2.0 on Vista looks awful, there is just no option anyway, try Opera.

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