Get your computer fixed first. If necessary, format & reinstall Windows.
(A Repair Install will NOT help!)
If you're running WinXP SP1, then get SP3 installed (you will have to
download/install it manually), then get all post-SP3 security updates
At that point, you can download/install IE7.
Required reading IMHO before installing IE7:
Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12, then
(ignore any references to Vista)
And I strongly recommend using
installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
Alternately, use this Direct Download link:
Tip: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it.
Make *certain* that you check in at Windows Update immediately after
installing IE7 and install any critical updates offered. If Optional
Updates category offers Root Certificates update, I recommend installing it
to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
IEBlog : IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
What's New in Internet Explorer 7
IEBlog: IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
IE 7 Download Novice wrote:
> I want to install IE7 and not IE8 Beta. I have not installed SP2 or SP3
> because my computer was crashing. Given my version of Windows, what
> I do?
> Can someone point me to the links and precise steps I should take? As
> indicated in my Display Name, I am a novice. Thank you!
> "Bruce Hagen" wrote:
>> You want to install IE8 Beta and you're running SP1? Any reason you have
>> not installed at least SP2 if not SP3?
>> You need to get at the very least SP2 and all the critical updates that
>> Bruce Hagen
>> MS-MVP Outlook Express
>> Imperial Beach, CA
>> "IE 7 Download Novice" <IE 7 Download Novice@discussions.microsoft.com>
>> wrote in message
>>> I am on the
>>> cannot find my version of operating system to correspond with the
>>> IE 7 download.
>>> My Windows is Version 5.1 (Build 2500.xpsp3.050301-1526 : Service Pack
>>> for Windows XP Home Edition.
>>> Can someone point me in the right direction of what I should select as
>>> operating system for the above download page?
>>> Thank you!