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Internet Explorer 7 Has Been Released... A NOTE..

by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 19, 2006 1:18 AM PDT

Yesterday, Microsoft released their newest tool for surfing the internet. System Requirements indicate users must have Windows XP SP2 or LATER. It is not supported on Windows 2000 or earlier. Links for downloading Internet Explorer are listed below:



Each user needs to make a personal decision when installing a new browser version like this... Some may NEVER install it for a number of reasons. In addition, there are frequently glitches in a new release with patches and fixes released some time in the future.. Recognizing that there are a number of "Newbies" that visit this forum, please be cautious. It may be wise to wait a while until some of the problems with the new release are identified and fixed..

Currently, I'm testing IE7 on our Windows XP SP2 PRO machines. (Microsoft indicates it may be released as a Windows Update in November so I'm checking for issues on our office machines.) Many here have already seen and done Beta testing for Microsoft. For those that haven't seen the new IE7, it is somewhat similar to the previous IE 6 but there is definitely a new look, new tabbed browsing, and a few things like a "Phishing Filter" which checks for websites that use "Phishing" techniques to steal your personal information. It will take a little getting used to.

Hope this helps.


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You mean glitches like...
by jackson dougless / October 19, 2006 3:39 AM PDT
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I Disabled The Phishing Filter Almost Immediately...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 19, 2006 4:31 AM PDT

It was a constant nag even after "turning it off" from the "Tools" menu item. The "Advanced" tab in "Internet Options" is required to disable it completely so it doesn't throw a pop-up at every website you visit.. ..


I saw the Secunia release this morning.


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Grif...I have a couple questions before installing IE7...
by Larry38 / October 19, 2006 6:27 AM PDT

Windows XP Home SP2
I have DSL and ISP furnished router. Use Windows Defender (Realtime), Ewido/AVG AS (No Realtime), AVG AV, ZA Firewall.

First... Would it be a Good Idea to create a New Restore Point?

Secound... Do I need to shut off any of my security while Downloading IE7.


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I'll Tell You What I Did..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 19, 2006 6:37 AM PDT

Because I'm running tests before installing IE7 on all our office machines, I did a few extra things..

BEfore installing, I cleaned out all the Temp files, then ran Defrag..

Since I'm running McAfee, I temporarily disabled VirusScan. If you've got spyware programs running real-time, I recommend disabling them as well. Microsoft recommends disabling virus scanners during the install.

Although the installation should create a Restore Point of it's own, I created one anyway before installing.

The installation will also validate your installation of XP, I left the internet connection active.

Hope this helps.


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(NT) (NT) Thanks Grif.
by Larry38 / October 19, 2006 7:09 AM PDT
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OK Grif... Using IE7...
by Larry38 / October 19, 2006 8:26 AM PDT

to type this. No problems with download and install.

This is going to take a little getting used to. LOL


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(NT) (NT) Good Job & Good Luck!
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 19, 2006 8:50 AM PDT
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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 3:55 AM PDT
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can't open atthements or download another program
by button01 / November 15, 2006 3:07 PM PST

email atthements wont open.i did install IE7 and can't install firefox or any other program. IE7 has ALOT of problems. can you help?

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Uninstall IE7 From The Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 16, 2006 5:00 AM PST

Once you are back to when things were good, make sure to clean out the machine of spyware, update your version of Java, then try again.

Hope this helps.


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