IE 7 and HP Director

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Minopj, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Minopj

    Minopj Guest

    Since installing IE 7 I am unable to get my HP Director to open. Any
    suggestions on hoow to open it or repair the problem?
    Minopj, Dec 2, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    How about searching for some of the many posts about this?
    Gordon, Dec 2, 2006
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  3. HP have the repair for this..
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Dec 2, 2006
  4. Minopj

    Oldjakd Guest

    Way to 'pass the buck' for this piece of junk program that came
    'unsolicited' thru my 'automatic updates'.. This thing caused me hours of
    frustration. Judging by all the other discussions, it really is a piece of
    junk program.. I deleted it one last time and shut off my automatic updates..
    Oldjakd, Dec 2, 2006
  5. Good for you.. it works for many, me included.. HP knew for some
    considerable while that there was a problem and made little effort to
    correct it in timely fashion..
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Dec 2, 2006
  6. Minopj

    Minopj Guest

    IE7 is a pain in the butt, but thanks to Mike Hall's suggestion I went to HP
    and they gave me the link to fix it. It took 4 hours to get it accomplished
    but it's working fine now. Thank You Mike.
    Minopj, Dec 3, 2006
  7. Minopj

    Oldjakd Guest

    Why would I want to spend 4 hours trying to make this IE7 junk work? I don't
    mind spending 4 hours trying to start my car when it BREAKS for some reason
    but I sure as hell mind when I get a program from someone I used to trust and
    then have to spend 4 hours trying to make it work.. IE7 is a pieceof crap and
    should be reported to CNN, the cyber police, and consumers report..
    Mike Hall and Sandi are better at passing the buck than getiing the program
    Oldjakd, Dec 3, 2006
  8. You're welcome..

    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Dec 3, 2006
  9. HP were aware for the longest time that some users of HP products would be
    affected, yet failed to deliver a fix in reasonable time.. in what way are
    either Sandi or I passing the buck here?..
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Dec 3, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Everything MS does is divine for those two. Now you know that you should
    wait before installing anything new from Microsoft while the bugs are
    taken out. Same thing holds true for Vista, WMP11 and any other "final"
    releases from MS.

    Alias, Dec 3, 2006
  11. Le Sun, 03 Dec 2006 06:40:43 -0500, Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    a caressé son clavier pour nous dire :
    Do you think it's normal that a simple upgrade in a browser makes so much
    troubles with a lot of softs ?
    Michel Doucet, Dec 3, 2006
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    Oldjakd Guest

    I don't see it that way.. What I see is: 'MICROSOFT' knew that IE7 didn't
    always work and failed to correct the problem and decided it was easier to ,
    'blame' the 'end users'..
    If I replaced my starter motor and it blew up my engine, You guys, would
    say; 'it's the way I installed it or it was the car manufacturers fault'..
    Oldjakd, Dec 3, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Nowadays, with Microsoft, yes, it's normal. Just wait until Vista hits
    the streets in late January ...


    "I stole it from Xerox before you did, Steve Jobs."

    - Bill Gates

    "Our products are better."

    - Steve Jobs

    "You don't get it, do you, Steve? It doesn't matter."

    - Bill Gates
    Alias, Dec 3, 2006
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    Glenn S. Guest

    IE7 taught me that lesson very well.
    Since Vista was developed by Microsoft at the same time IE7
    was, I will NEVER install it.

    Glenn S.
    Non-computer nerd user of IE6.

    If you don't like Internet Explorer 7, and want to go back to IE6,
    go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
    Find Windows Internet Explorer 7, highlight it, and click "Remove".
    That will take you back to IE6. The roll-back process worked
    for me, for which I am grateful to Microsoft.
    Glenn S., Dec 3, 2006
  15. IE7 was beta tested for over a year.. everybody had their chance to fix any
    problems.. HP knew from early in the test that some of their software would
    cause problems.. their invasive software, that constantly asks if you want
    to let it look to see if you have the latest versions, could so easily have
    been used to send out updates such that when IE7 was installed there would
    be no problems.. BUT they didn't..

    Ask HP why they failed this time, just as they did with the release of XP
    and their failure to provide drivers for some goods while after XP's
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Dec 3, 2006
  16. You don't see it that way because you don't want to see it that way..

    Your choice entirely to ignore the facts and perpetuate the myth..
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Dec 3, 2006
  17. Ubuntu awaits you..

    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Dec 3, 2006
  18. Le Sun, 03 Dec 2006 11:34:03 -0500, Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    a caressé son clavier pour nous dire :
    It's usual with MS either it's the end user fault or it's the software
    vendors ... I'm afraid to see the coming Vista ... perhaps it will works
    with Word, Excel and Powerpoint ? Third party softs do not help Bill
    incomes ....
    Michel Doucet, Dec 3, 2006
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    Minopj Guest

    I thought this was a site where if you have a problem you come here and you
    would hopefully provide me with some help. Here is what I learned from you

    Gordon knows where the answer is but he isn't telling.

    Mike Hall knew where the answer was and he told me. I went and had the
    problem solved. Thanks Mike.

    Oldjakd, he hates MS, Mike Hall, Sandi and IE7. He provided no information
    that would answer my question. I did learn he spends a lot of time fixing his
    car that I'm sure he bought from a "trusted" source too.

    Alias had the right solution for those who thrive on creating hate and
    discontent. Don't buy right away, wait till the bugs are worked out. I waited
    18 months before I switched to XP and I'm happy with it.

    For those of you who provided nothing to solve my problem, please move on to
    another thread because I don't care how much you hate the system or anybody
    connected with it. If you cannot provide help, PLEASE move on.
    Minopj, Dec 3, 2006
  20. Manufacturers have said that they will get device drivers out for Vista
    during January.. they may or may not supply drivers for all hardware,
    especially older stuff because they will want to make money out of selling
    new equipment.. MS can't be blamed for this

    Software authors (the major players and some small outfits) have also
    pledged to get software out that works with Vista, either by way of patches
    or new versions.. MS can't be blamed for this either..

    All any of us can do is wait and see..

    And on the subject of blame, the most prevalent fault with any computer is
    still the operator.. nothing has changed.. MS are not responsible for
    somebody installing an operating system that is not compatible with owned
    hardware, neither are they responsible for 3rd party software that doesn't

    Upgrade advisors can be run that will show any problems.. more people should
    take advantage of the facility instead of blindly installing the latest and
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Dec 3, 2006
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