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.

Post was last edited on October 3, 2017 5:55 PM PDT

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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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Oct 4, 2017 6:12AM PDT
"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.

Wouldn't you rather have something newer, like what I use, for free? I left XP for it.

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