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Internet Explorer problems after Windows XP-SP3 reinstall

Oct 3, 2017 5:21PM PDT

I have an older Dell Inspiron E1405 which required a clean install of XP & Svc Pack 3. I don't plan on using this on the internet very much (if at all) but IE 6 was included in the XP re-install, and I want to update drivers for the computer. My wireless board is working fine but I cannot reach any sites to download updates and drivers and such. When I type an address that has "https" address I always get "The Page Cannot be Displayed" pop-up and refers me to the security settings. I have tried changing them but always get the same result. I think this is caused by some settings but I cannot figure it out. Any help appreciated.

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Sounds about right.
Oct 3, 2017 5:55PM PDT

I found I had to download using a working PC then install the drivers from some CD/DVD/USB stick that I copied them to.

As to Wireless, get wired to see if that's the problem.

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SP3
Oct 4, 2017 6:05AM PDT

Didn't XP do something different with SP3 that required either SP1 or SP2 to already be installed before it was?

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SP3
Oct 4, 2017 6:12AM PDT
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/950717/steps-to-take-before-you-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc507836.aspx
"To install SP3, your computer must meet the hardware and operating system requirements listed below. In addition, your computer must at least be running Windows XP with Service Pack 1 installed.
We recommended that you have Service Pack 2 installed before installing SP3. You can download Service Pack 2 at the Windows XP Service Pack 2 website.
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Wouldn't you rather have something newer, like what I use, for free? I left XP for it.
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