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Old Gateway, used reinstallation disk, no I.E.?

by curtis8888 / August 4, 2012 2:06 AM PDT

10 year old gateway Computer failed-Used Re-installation disk, Windows Xp Home Ed Sp1, ..........can't get I.E. to load (probably IE -5).
Can't download and install Google Chrome or I.E.
Have email and internet connection but need a browser?

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Lots of reasons for this to happen.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2012 2:27 AM PDT

Addons or add-ins today will likely break old IE versions so go without and run Windows Update until it's done.

As to Chrome and such, you can download it on another computer and carry/email the installer over.
Bob

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I have no browser. Have an internet connection.
by curtis8888 / August 4, 2012 4:37 AM PDT

How to update windows XP w/o a browser?

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Re: update XP without browser
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 4, 2012 4:42 AM PDT

If you set the updates to automatic, you don't need a browser. Or download the full SP3 update from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24 on another PC and run from your USB-stick.

You might need a working browser (Chrome or Firefox) to download a more recent version of IE. That can be done via another PC and a USB-stick also, as Bob already said.

Kees

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Download on another PC
by Steven Haninger / August 4, 2012 4:43 AM PDT
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