XP upgrade tried to install IE6 over IE7 (Not a good thing)

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by tcarp, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. tcarp

    tcarp Guest

    I attempted to upgrade from XP Home to Pro recently. It appears that the
    upgrade CD tried to install IE6 and, because the system contained IE7, it
    didn't install some files because the ones it found were newer.

    There's a wierd catch 22. That portion of IE needed to Activate XP Pro
    doesn't work and you can't download IE7 without an Activated XP.

    IE6 is actually installed and runs (as a net browser).

    Any ideas? Keep in mind that the CD is an upgrade so it wants to see a
    valid copy of an OS before it will proceed and I'm worried that doing another
    install will just make things worse.

    tcarp, Mar 3, 2007
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    N. Miller Guest

    No ideas about how to get out of the jam you are in. However, wouldn't it
    have been better to do a fresh install? I should think that the installer
    would be satisfied to see an original install CD in lieu of the system
    installed on the HDD.

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    N. Miller, Mar 3, 2007
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    CharBhasha Guest

    You may have to un-install XP Pro now.
    Then un-install the IE-7 to original IE-6.
    Update to XP Pro, then re-install IE-7....

    Good luck
    CharBhasha, Mar 3, 2007
  4. tcarp

    tcarp Guest

    So, how do you do that with an upgrade CD? When I install the CD the
    startup.exe only give me the option to install the upgrade.
    tcarp, Mar 3, 2007
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    tcarp Guest

    This is an "upgrade". I don't remember, but I don't think it gave me the
    option to uninstall or do a full install.

    tcarp, Mar 3, 2007
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    Panda_man Guest

    Reinstall Windows with clean install of Windows XP Pro first , then all
    security updates (incl. SP2) and then IE7 and others ;-)
    Help with reinstalling can be found here:
    Panda_man, Mar 3, 2007
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    CharBhasha Guest

    Do this, before you start re-installing from the start -

    (1) Since you have already updated to XP Pro
    operating system, just Boot your PC -
    click 'start'
    click 'Control panel', In Control Panel,
    click 'Add or Remove Programs'
    In Add or Remove Programs, you should see a
    list of all of the programs you or whoever loaded.
    Just select whatever you want to remove,
    such as, 'Windows XP Pro operating' system.
    If you do not see the above name, STOP here,
    go to step 4.

    (2) As your XP Home running, un-install the IE-7
    to original IE-6.

    (3) Re-install XP Pro, call in Microsoft,
    then re-install IE-7....

    If all of the above fails

    (4) You can start from the beginning, i.e.,
    reload XP Home,
    then XP Pro.,
    then IE7 etc.
    If I were you I wouldn't do that first, because you
    may end up reformatting, and loosing all previous
    documents & data files. So backup first, before you
    try to update your operating system.
    CharBhasha, Mar 3, 2007
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