[X-post to IE General]
How do your problems pertain to Windows Update functionality, Trisha?
1. [Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | ] Set Program Access and Defaults
| Configuration that's already checked | Browser: Select "Internet Explorer"
1b. Now check your settings here: IE Tools | Internet Options | Programs |
Default web browser.
If no joy, see:
(ignore the reference to OE)
2b. Hyperlinks do not work in Outlook Express after you upgrade to Internet
=> Required reading IMHO before (re)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
=> Those with IE7-specific questions or comments are asked to post to and
seek support in this newsgroup: microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
On the web:
In your newsreader:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I installed E7 and it messed up my shortcuts on the desk top. So, I
> uninstalled E7 and now my internet comes up and works but I cannot
> open up any desktop shortcuts or any links sent to me via email they
> won't open up either. HELP!