help how do i reinstall my ie7

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jebster

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hi, for some reason the other day i think my ie7 got uninstalled ,it was after i restarted my cpu i went to click my shortcut icon on desktop and got message this points to something that has been changed or moved do you want to delete?,i dont know why because i didnt change it or uninstall it but now when i click on items that usually launches browser for example searches nothing happens and i cant open email through windows messenger, pls could somebody help me, thanks
 
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If you have your windows re-installation disk this should be easy, but a little long.

  1. Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
  2. Click on Add/Remove Windows Components
  3. Check the box titled Internet Explorer (if it is already checked, uncheck then re-check). This should install IE 5.5 or 6, whichever it was that shipped with XP.
  4. Click Next/OK until the installation is complete.
  5. To upgrade to version 7 you'll need to run microsoft update: http://www.windowsupdate.com

Hopefully that works for you!
 

jebster

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hi thanks for reply i forgot to mention i am running vista home premium which comes with internet explorer 7 and when i go to microsoft to download it they just offer a link to get it for another computer
 

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What happened with your computer before this problem started? Did you try a system restore? Internet Explorer is part of the operating system. It can't be uninstalled so I wouldn't be surprised if it couldn't be reinstalled.

I'm not familiar with Vista in particular, but generally I'd say that you'll probably need to run some type of operating system repair. Are you sure this isn't a virus, trojan, or spyware problem? Can you manually run iexplore.exe?
 

jebster

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hi simpswr no i dont think i can download it because it recognises i am already using ie7 because it comes with operating system i dont know if it will let me get it from the link yet
 
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Well . . that link was for XP anyway . . have you tried DH's suggestions?
 

jebster

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hi doublehelix,well im pretty sure nothing happened i hadn't just installed something or anything like that,basically all that happened is my cpu just seemed to not be responding to anything i was trying to do,so i thought just do a restart so i did then i tried accessing ie from desktop and it wouldnt.yes i can still run it through the quick link but sometimes i have to click it 2 or 3 times before it does anything.id be surprised if its a virus or spyware cos i am always scanning with all my antivirus and antispyware progs (everyday).something like this did happen with another prog i had installed about a month ago that just disappeared to for some reason.
 

jebster

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hi yes i did try doing a system restore but it did not go back far enough to before it happened.i thought that maybe there would be an install file for ie 7 in prog files but there isnt.I cant understand why this happened but something like this happened about a month aga with a prog i had installed,it just disappeared,i always run scans for virus's and spyware every day and they havent found anything for a bit.
 
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