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Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ildhund, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Ildhund

    ...winston Guest

    Which adds even more credence that coding by either team(IE or Live)to implement/adopt a feature that solely exists pre-Vista and
    pre-WLM will most likely never be a priority.

    ms-mvp mail

    ...winston, Apr 16, 2009
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  2. Ildhund

    Ildhund Guest

    Thanks. There are so many folders* in %windir% that one tends to
    forget it contains files, too. The interesting one seems to be
    ie7_main.log, but even so, there's no sign of anything untoward in
    either of them. The only error-type entry is
    00:00.515: ERROR: Checking version for E:\Program Files\Internet
    Explorer\iexplore.exe: Failed. (Couldn't get File Version Info
    00:00.562: ERROR: iexplore.exe: Couldn't get File Version Info
    size for iexplore.exe
    which is not surprising, because iexplore.exe at that stage was at
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe.
    Otherwise, the installation seems to have proceeded without a hitch.
    [* I just counted them - 259, or 7-1/2 screensfull]

    Ildhund, Apr 16, 2009
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  3. Ildhund

    Ildhund Guest

    Thanks for your comments. I have repeatedly asked whether there is
    any way to select the location for standalone IE installations. It
    seems there isn't - the installer decides for itself. So there is no
    question of being able to remove IE7 from E: and install it over IE6
    on C: - I have no choice. I never use IE6, nor WMP10 nor OE. It may
    be a mess, but a mess that works, so I'm not bothered. It now seems
    clear, though, that I will have to defer installing IE8 until I can
    afford a new machine.

    Ildhund, Apr 16, 2009
  4. IE is an integral part of Windows. As such, there's no such thing as a
    "standalone" installation for IE running in Windows OS.

    IMHO, IE's program folder should always be located on the boot drive to
    avoid problems.

    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 16, 2009
  5. Ildhund

    Ildhund Guest

    Sure, that makes sense. So why did IE7 not install itself over IE6
    in my case? It was the IE7 installer that put the program folder
    somewhere else, not me. There are clearly degrees of integralness.

    Ildhund, Apr 16, 2009
  6. Probably because the E: drive had the most free space when you installed it.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 17, 2009
  7. Ildhund

    Terry R. Guest

    The date and time was Thu Apr 16 2009 16:20:58 GMT-0700 (Pacific
    Daylight Time), and on a whim, PA Bear [MS MVP] pounded out on the keyboard:
    Would Windows even do that? Or just state there isn't enough free space?

    I have my OS's all boot as C:, with my data on D: and apps on E: (if
    configurable). If there wasn't enough room on C:, the install would
    never complete, stating insufficient disk space, even though there's
    plenty on E: (or D: for that matter).

    Terry R.
    Terry R., Apr 17, 2009
  8. Ildhund

    Ildhund Guest

    Thanks, Peter. I wonder if it'll do any good!

    Ildhund, Apr 19, 2009
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