My point is that you didn't have to install the Home Hub software - it's not
needed, you can manage the hub from any web browser rather than the BT
software and as you've noticed it forces a branded IE onto your system. You
could have happily just plugged in the hub and used it without putting DVD
anywhere near your PC, all connectivity to the hub is handled by the network
card drivers you already had installed.
As to "does not like one using Google", the IE8 that is Yahoo branded is
just IE8, so it's not the culprit here. It's possible that a toolbar or
add-on installed is incompatible, so first start is to test IE8 in No
Add-ons mode; easy way to do this is to click the Start button and in the
box at the bottom type
If that "fixes" the issue with Google, then there's an add-on causing
problems and you need to test each one separately. You could also try this:
While it says it's for diagnosing freezing or crashing, the utility can
still tell you if any add-ons you have installed are known to cause problems
The bottom line is that the IE8 you have now is the same as the IE8 you had
before, it just has Yahoo branding and probably the BT/Yahoo toolbar
installed. Disabling that will probably cure the problems.
"Zygy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The new Hub is BT's latest and with it one get an installation DVD, which
> removes IE8 and installs the Yahoo Internet Explorer, which for instance
> does not like one using Google and it will not take one back to a Google
> page, whilst one is using it!
> "Dan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> "Zygy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> The BT Home Hub I use for connection to Broadband packed up, so I had to
>>> have a new one. When I installed it it removed my IE 8 and installed a
>>> Yahoo one, which does not appear in the Add/Remove for me to remove it.
>>> My question is how do I remove it and where do I find a download of IE8
>>> to reinstall it.
>> All it probably did was set a couple of registry entries to brand IE.
>> These are simple to remove, a search on Google brings up this page for
>> Why did you install the home hub software, especially as you were just
>> replacing an existing one? As far as I'm aware it's not needed, it just
>> brands IE.