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IE 5.5 to 6.0

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by missfuffy, Jan 3, 2002.

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  1. missfuffy

    missfuffy Thread Starter

    Jul 25, 2000
    I am encountering problems with Internet Explorer 5.5 = things I used to be able to do { especially with mail } I no longer can.
    I think I should get and use version 6.0. My question is, how do I get and install MS Internet Explorer 6.0
  2. SavvyLady


    Oct 14, 2001
    you should be able to go to start button & Windows Updare button direct...

    check & see.
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    I don't think you should 'upgrade' to IE 6.0 hoping to correct your problem that way.

    First, there's nothing particularly wrong with IE 5.5, and 6.0 is, if anything, more flawed than 5.5 SP2 is.

    Second, it's likely that upgrading to IE 6.0 won't even rid you of this problem you're having.

    Please, could you start by explaining exactly what it is that isn't going the way you like it?
  4. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and select Microsoft Internet Explorer. Select “Remove”. The box that opens will have an option to repair Internet Explorer. Try the repair – it hasn’t ever fixed anything for me but it evidently often works. It will also tell you if there is a file that is missing and causing problems.

    I was determined to hold out for the first service pack for IE6 before installing it, but I had a problem I couldn’t sort out. I decided to try IE6. I’m lucky in that I don’t have any problems with IE6 but it didn’t fix the problem either. I finally tracked the problem down and fixed it. I have to agree with Tony that downloading IE6 probably isn’t going to fix your problem and can possibly cause others.

    Go here and select the Products Update link. It will analyze your system and recommend updates. You want to do the critical updates. It will offer IE6 as well, but I would attempt to sort the problem out before upgrading. http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/default.htm
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    I'd still like to know what these "things I used to be able to do { especially with mail }" are exactly.
  6. Dark Star

    Dark Star

    Jun 8, 2001
    I can also trow in my 2 cents I agree with both Tony and slipe in that upgrading to IE 6.0 is not going to fix the problem.....

    .....then you also have to ask yourself what am I hoping to get from IE 6.0 that I just cannot live without.
    IE 5.5 sp2 is a bit more stable than IE 6.0 I suggest you fix IE 5.5 and get the sp2 if you don't have it now.

  7. bigh47


    Dec 8, 2001
    I agree since upgrading from IE5.5 to 6 I have had lots of problems RENAPP errors even solotaire & frecell seem to be affected. Despite MS web site saying my W98 system was compatable!

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