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upgraded to ie7 but ie6 still launches

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Old 08-10-2009
Paul
 

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upgraded to ie7 but ie6 still launches
I upgraded to ie7 by downloading the ie7 installation file from Microsoft
website and running it. The installation went smoothly and finally it
prompted to restart the computer, which I did. After the computer restarted,
when I click on the ie icon in the Programs menu, it still launches ie6. I do
not see any indication of ie7 in the Programs menu or the list of installed
programs in the Add/Remove programs list in the control panel. I have Windows
XP SP2 with automatic updates except SP3.
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Old 08-10-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: upgraded to ie7 but ie6 still launches
You may have a horked (dirty; bad; flawed) install of IE7. I suggest that
you...

1. Uninstall IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6) EXACTLY per
http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase2.html [Only use the Command
%windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot uninstall via Add/Remove
Programs! Ignore any "such and such may not work if..." prompts. Ignore
any references to Vista on the page.]

2a. Uninstall all toolbars and third-party Windows Themes (including Window
Blinds).

2b. Disable all Norton Add-ons, if applicable.

3. Reinstall IE7 EXACTLY per
http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install <= Steps #1-8, #10 &
#11; take note of #12, then STOP!

IE7 will not be offered via Windows Update. You can download the installer
here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...0-081805b2f90b

Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it. Then double-click on the
saved file when you're ready to install IE7.

4. IMMEDIATELY go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and install any
critical updates offered (e.g., KB972260). If a "Root Certificates" update
is listed in the Optional category, install it to take full advantage of
IE7's additional security.

Also see:

IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...lications.aspx

Especially see:

IEBlog: IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...and-xpsp3.aspx
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
www.banthecheck.com


Paul wrote:
> I upgraded to ie7 by downloading the ie7 installation file from Microsoft
> website and running it. The installation went smoothly and finally it
> prompted to restart the computer, which I did. After the computer
> restarted,
> when I click on the ie icon in the Programs menu, it still launches ie6. I
> do not see any indication of ie7 in the Programs menu or the list of
> installed programs in the Add/Remove programs list in the control panel. I
> have Windows XP SP2 with automatic updates except SP3.


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