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Updating Windows without MSIE available--

by Cletus29 / November 16, 2005 4:30 AM PST

My neighbors Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop running XP Pro has a problem---someone installed Firefox (fine) and removed MSIE 6 (Not good).

I installed SP-2 on it, connected it to my Cable WI-FI setup and the Window?s updates began to roll in. I had thought MSIE was an absolute requirement to get Windows updates, but I was wrong---apparently IE is only required when the computer initiates the request for updates.

I don?t think this will work for her since she is on a Dial-up connection, and the only way to get on line, that I know of, would be by bringing up Firefox.

Is there a way I could download updates and take them to her on a CD---or does anyone know an easy way to install MSIE 6 on an XP-Pro with SP-2? I tried, but got an ?Older Version? warning and the installation aborted. I believe I would need to get into the registry to correct that problem and I am hesitant to do that on the ladies? computer.


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Maybe this will help
by eddie11013 / November 16, 2005 5:07 AM PST

but I'm a little confused. I thought the MSIE was ''in'' the Control Panel/Add Remove Hardward/Add Windows Components on the left side. If it is, then just select and add. Here is a link if that doesn't work:
Also, I "think" that you can go to windows updates and select the type of Operating System and search all the updates, compare that to the list they already have, download to a CD, take that and install on their system. But once you get IE, the issue is mute.
Good Luck

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(NT) (NT) Sorry, its Add/Remove "Programs" NOT "Hardware"
by eddie11013 / November 16, 2005 5:14 AM PST
In reply to: Maybe this will help

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