[Crosspost to IE General]
A2. You can't uninstall IE6 in WinXP.
A3. No change.
A4. See A2 above.
You need a better "computer techniciain," one who doesn't have his head
buried in the sand. => Extended Support for WinXP SP2 ends on 10 July 2010.
After that date, computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any further
critical security updates, Automatic Updates will not work, and Windows
Update website will not be accessible until SP3 is installed.
HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP2 fully patched
About IE7 & IE8 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> 1. Can I install IE7 directly over IE6, thereby keeping all my settings
> 2. Is it preferable to uninstall IE6 before installing IE7? If so, how do
> keep my settings and Favorites?
> 3. A lot of the folders that my IE6 works out of are still labelled
> IE5.5...Is this going to stay that way unless I do a coplete uninstall of
> 4. Since IE and OE used to come together, would uninstalling IE6 have any
> effect on my OE (e.g., addresses, folders, etc.)?
> I am on Windows XP Professional SP2 and have been strongly advised by a
> computer technician not to install SP3 because of all the havoc it has
> wreaked for so many people. I have all the info on how to install SP3 and
> IE6,7,8, but have been putting it off because I am scared (paralyzed) of
> SP3....:-(....Is it true that after After 12 April 2010 I won't get any
> updates if I don't have SP3...?
> Thanks for the help!