As I expected, installing IE7 and updates/patch, proved to be not worth the effort.
One of the worst problems I encountered has to do more with how web based content is put together.
Many web pages are designed to look for the browser type in order to send properly coded content, As well, Many Programs use more specific code that was ment for IE6 (includeing file locations), that is not a part of IE7.
For instance, McAfee (and it is claimed on their web site), stated that updates would not work with IE7... Though I suspect that they patched that by now.
When I went to uninstall IE7 I noticed that there was also the update listed. I for one do not care to have the updated still installed, so to ensure its removal as well I uninstalled the update first.
I found that by uninstalling the update/patch that it removed the uninstall for IE7 from the Install-list but IE7 remained.
I had to go into the windows directory and find the IE7 uninstaller, ( I think that it was an .inf file inside the IE7 directory, which I don't recall seing any removal data for the update).
What I mean to say here is that Internet Explorer is sooo integrated into the Windows operating system that Installing it and updating it can and probably will have advers effects with regard to your computing experience.
I do not know if the update/s to IE7 are also integrated into the OS as IE is, I did not investigate, but I also do not trust Microsoft so I removed the update first.
I succesfuly reverted back to IE6.x, then went to Microsoft updates just incase the installation and removal of IE7 removed anything from IE6. I did get a security update but I don't recall if it was for ie6.
In the End, I recomend using Mozilla Firefox Web broser for your Internet pleasures and this is the reason why:
Internet Explorer is Microsoft, as such it is quite integrated into the Windows platform, and because it is Microsoft it is also a bigger target for all kinds of threats, Some of which are targetted more specifically at the Windows Operating System through its integration.
Mozilla Firefox is not Microsoft, and is not integrated into the Windows platform, thereby eliminating the vulnerabilities that Internet Explorer poses.
I may be wrong, but I think that the next best web browser costs money.
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