> ...All I wanted to do was get
> back to IE7 where I was very satisfied.
At this point, your only hope is as follows:
Backup your personal data, then do a format & clean install of Windows.
Please note that a Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will NOT fix this!
After the clean install, you'll have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
the machine to the internet or a network and before using a USB key that
isn't brand-new or hasn't been freshly formatted:
5 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully patched
(after a clean install)
HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after a
Steps To Help Prevent Spyware
Rogue Security Software - Microsoft Security:
Tip #1: Avoid using Registry cleaners.
Tip #2: Disable all real-time protections prior to (a) installing a Windows
Service Pack and (b) prior to installing or uninstalling an IE upgrade.
Tip #3: NEVER use System Restore to "undo" (a) an IE upgrade, (b) a Windows
Service Pack, (c) a Windows Update, or (d) the installation of any other
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> Sorry if I broke protocol here. I assumed the general category was most
> appropriate for my problem , i.e. "Internet Explorer General" since my
> problem is with Internet Explorer. If I cross posted I apologize. If I
> knew what I was doing I wouldn't be posting here. I'm sorry I'm not
> knowledgeable enough to solve my own problem. All I wanted to do was get
> back to IE7 where I was very satisfied. I cannot do it on my own so
> thought I would get help from the experts. I have followed the
> on all responses so far but none have helped my situation.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> [Crosspost to OE General]
>> Please stop beginning new threads and stick with your original one (where
>> you told us much more than you
>> did in your newer ones):
>> All of your threads:
>> Including this one in OE General where you reveal that you've been using
>> Registry cleaners:
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>> Ray wrote:
>>> WindowsXP Pro Sp3
>>> When using IE7 I had no problems at all. After installing IE8 several
>>> things have gone wrong. I cannot download from anywhere, cannot delete
>>> junk mail through my browser, the browser has no menu bar and clicking
>>> blank space does not do anything. I uninstalled IE8 through Add/Remove
>>> got confirmation that it was uninstalled. I downloaded IE7 and after a
>>> lengthy install process it said the install was complete but Explorer
>>> not open. Restoring to an earlied date does not help. I would much
>>> have IE7 but I am no technician and am not able to get it to run. Is
>>> anything I can do to get back to IE7?