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Windows 7 and IE8

by john s clark / January 10, 2010 12:49 AM PST

I had windows XP. I have installed Windows7 and now 9 times out of ten I cannot put a web page/site into Favourites. I get a message "Unable to create................ Unspecified error"

I have never come across this before. Can anyone help?


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Did you
by Jimmy Greystone / January 10, 2010 1:15 AM PST
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Did you update the drivers for your printer?

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by john s clark / January 12, 2010 7:02 AM PST
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Hi Jimmy, no I didn't update a printer driver but I did "install" a new HP printer and, of course, its driver. As you can see MS sorted the registry problem and they said it was probably due to an add-on or a programme I added. Why do you ask?

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Windows 7 and IE8
by JessicaD42 / January 11, 2010 10:47 PM PST
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John S Clark,

How did you install Windows 7? Did you perform a custom installation and transfer your files from Windows.old or have you performed a completely clean install on a formatted hard drive?

Also, please note that when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 you will not have an "in place upgrade" option. You will however have the option to select "custom" install when prompted. The Windows 7 install process will then copy all of your data in "My Documents" over to a Windows.old folder within Windows 7 itself. All applications and documents stored in other locations will have to be reinstalled / transferred manually.
For more information on the Windows 7 Upgrade, please go here:

For additional assistance with the migration of Windows XP to Windows 7, please go here:

Microsoft Windows Client Team

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by john s clark / January 12, 2010 12:47 AM PST
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Thank you Jessica. I had help from MS (India) and it turned out to be a registry fault, which wories me a bit. I also have shut downs occuring for absolutely no obvious reasons. Sometimes the PC reboots automatically; sometimes it doesn't and I have to reboot.

John Clark

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by jeff_windows_team / January 12, 2010 2:59 AM PST
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How long ago did you install Windows 7?

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