Help! How do I reinstall IE6 after uninstalling IE7?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Lauren, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Lauren

    Lauren Guest

    I have a v. amateur question.... My boyfriend's brother installed IE7 on our
    computer without my knowledge and I tried to get along with it for a few
    weeks. I decided I preferred IE6 after all (the history thing was kind of
    annoying), so followed the tips on this page to uninstall IE7 using
    Add/Delete Programmes, which worked perfectly.

    The problem is, I now can't get onto the Internet! Should I have installed
    IE6 before uninstalling IE7? How can I reinstall IE6 when I don't have access
    to the Internet any more? Do I need a CD?

    I know that the connection and everything else is working fine, I just need
    to reinstall IE6. I'd be infinitely grateful for your expert advice!
     
    Lauren, Mar 15, 2006
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  2. Uninstalling IE7 should leave you with IE6.
    Did Your Windows XP come with SP2 or was SP2 added later?

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    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
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    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE, Mar 15, 2006
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  3. Lauren

    Lauren Guest

    I'm not sure whether we had SP1 or SP2, I think the latter as we haven't
    installed any new Service Packs ourselves, as far as I'm aware.

    I can get Internet Explorer up if I click on one of the Internet Shortcuts
    on my Desktop, and it looks like IE6 (same toolbar, etc.), but it just
    searches and searches and the blank page never goes away. Also, there is no
    message bar at the bottom left-hand corner saying "Web page found....." (or
    whatever). It just looks empty.

    We don't have a CD as Windows was pre-installed on our computer when we
    bought it. How can I reinstall IE6 without being able to access the Internet?

    Thanks for your help Frank - I really appreciate it!

    Lauren
     
    Lauren, Mar 15, 2006
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  4. See:
    How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows
    XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318378
    Make sure your anti-virus is turned off.

    Since you don't have a CD you should have an i386 folder somewhere on your
    computer. usually in the Windows folder but not always. When the
    reinstall/repair asks for the CD, browse to the i386 folder.

    --
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
    Please respond in Newsgroup. Do not send email
    http://www.fjsmjs.com
    Protect your PC
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE, Mar 15, 2006
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  5. Lauren

    Lauren Guest

    Thanks, Frank. In the end, I System Restored back to a date before my pesky
    brother-in-law installed the bloody Beta in the first place! Now I have IE6
    back again, just the way it was.

    No-brainer tip for others following my example : make sure you save docs and
    files created since the date to which you want to System Restore elsewhere -
    otherwise they're gone forever!

    Good night everyone,

    Lauren
     
    Lauren, Mar 15, 2006
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