Awaiting an 'OK' to reinstall IE8 (with fix for email attachment bug)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Blithe, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Blithe

    Blithe Guest

    Gary - I am posting on this news as you suggested - and have turned off the
    automatic update setting for Windows Update because WU was attempting to
    reinstall IE8.
    Please advise when able- Blithe

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Thank you, Gary. Yes - that's the uninstall proc I used. Thanks again for
    the answer I was looking for.

    Blithe

    I assume you used the uninstall procedure given here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700

    Given your circumstance, don't reinstall until you read
    recommendations in the Windows Mail newsgroup to do so.
     
    Blithe, Jun 18, 2009
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  2. I don't recommend turning off automatic updates.
    As I recall, the IE8 update install requires manual approval from
    the user. It won't proceed on its own. There may even be a way
    to hide it from being offered.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 19, 2009
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  3. Blithe

    Blithe Guest

    Understood Gary - I'm just indicating that my trust in my system has always
    been questionable, remains so, & I feel more secure with the WinUpdate
    setting that will notify me only when updates are available.

    So - thanks & I'll just keep checking for further notices re IE8 &/or a
    patch for the attachment bug.

    Blithe


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Gary VanderMolen" <>
    Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
    Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 12:26 PM
    Subject: Re: Awaiting an 'OK' to reinstall IE8 (with fix for email
    attachment bug)


    I don't recommend turning off automatic updates.
    As I recall, the IE8 update install requires manual approval from
    the user. It won't proceed on its own. There may even be a way
    to hide it from being offered.
     
    Blithe, Jun 19, 2009
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  4. [crosspost to IE General]

    Ideally, you would have posted any/all follow-up in replies to your original
    thread in IE General newsgroup, Blithe:
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...eral/browse_frm/thread/b114de770b4b505b?hl=en

    To (re)install IE8 without affecting attachments:

    => Install IE8 manually, not via Windows Update/Automatic Updates!! =>
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx

    NB: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it. When you're prepared
    to install IE8, double-click on the saved file.

    NB: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it. When you're prepared
    to install IE8, right-click on the saved file and select "Run as
    Administator.

    => Uninstall all third-party toolbars (e.g., Google; Yahoo; Windows Live)
    and third-party Windows Themes before installing IE8.

    => Close all open applications (i.e., anything with a taskbar icon,
    including Windows Mail) before installing or uninstalling IE8.

    => I would strongly recommend disabling your anti-virus application and any
    anti-spyware application's "system protections" (other than Defender's)
    before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade. If you're running a
    third-party firewall, I would recommend disabling it and then enabling the
    Windows Firewall before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade.

    => Create a Restore Point manually before installing IE8. [Do NOT use
    System Restore to remove/uninstall IE8; instead, see
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700. Then use the Restore Point prior to
    reinstalling IE8 per these recommendations. Norton users will need to see
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/symantecdoc1.html.]

    => Reboot twice after installing or uninstalling IE8, then check-in at
    Windows Update and install any critical security updates offered.

    => For best chance of success with IE8, make certain that your anti-virus
    application, any anti-spyware applications (other than Defender), and your
    third-party firewall (if any) are supported in IE8 Final before you decide
    install it.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 20, 2009
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  5. Blithe

    Blithe Guest

    Thanks Bear - I have printed your suggested procs for future reference

    Blithe
     
    Blithe, Jun 21, 2009
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