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IE version I have on a Windows XP PC

by Big Steve / November 4, 2009 5:11 AM PST

How or where would I go to check to see which version of IE I have on my desktop PC with Windows XP? I recently upgraded from IE7 to IE8 on my Windows Vista laptop but I've been on the desktop a lot today and several sites I've gone to have said I need to upgrade or update my browser and before I upgrade my browser will I have to uninstall my current one or will the new version of IE just install right over my older one? Would Belarc Advisor be a good place to start to find out which version of IE I currently have on this 3 year old Dell Dimension 3100 desktop PC?

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Re: IE version I have on a Windows XP PC
by Tufenuf / November 4, 2009 7:03 AM PST

Big Steve, Just open Internet Explorer, click on Help (at the top Menu Bar), click "About Internet Explorer" and it will show which version you are using.


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Re: IE version I have on a Windows XP PC
by Big Steve / November 4, 2009 7:43 AM PST

I'm reading this on my Vista laptop which I'm just curious, looking for a help button here, can't locate one but I will go check the desktop which has Windows XP. I was reading some of the comments in this forum, problems some are having with IE8, I now have IE8 on this laptop, I've been receiving lots of messages saying IE is not working, closing now, could those messages be related to IE8?

I never received messages like that on this computer, the laptop while I was using IE7. If I find out I have IE6 on my desktop could I move up to IE7 or should I move to IE8? Would I need to uninstall IE6 before upgrading to IE7 or IE8 or will the newer version install right over the older version?

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It's the ? Question mark
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 5, 2009 5:16 AM PST

In both IE 7 and IE 8 Help is accessed by clicking the ? Question Mark


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