I.E.7 Problems

  RubyTuesday 18:59 23 Apr 07

Hi there....Ever since I bought a new Laptop with Vista and IE7 installed on it, I.E.7 is driving me nuts!! About every hour and half, Internet Explorer closes down and wont re-start unless I unplug my modem and wait 10 minutes before plugging it back in again! Is it ok if I uninstall I.E.7 and replace it with I.E.6 ??

  Technotiger 19:05 23 Apr 07

Hi, uninstall IE7 using the normal Control Panel Add/Remove. Yes it is OK, you can re-install IE6.

  Technotiger 19:06 23 Apr 07

Fir IE6 download ... click here

  skidzy 19:09 23 Apr 07

I doubt you can uninstall IE7 on a Vista machine as i think this intergrated with Vista.
Though i maybe wrong.

Try firefox click here

  Technotiger 19:14 23 Apr 07

Hi, good point, I hadn't thought of that! But worth a try anyway I guess.

  skidzy 19:17 23 Apr 07

Just something to check.

In IE7:

Tools/Internet Options/Connections/Settings/Advanced/untick any boxes like disconnect if idle or when connection is not needed.

Also check:

Tools/Internet Options/Connections/Settings/Properties/Options/Make sure the idle time before hanging up is set to Never.

  Technotiger 19:19 23 Apr 07

This is from the IE7/Vista Site ...

click here

  anskyber 19:19 23 Apr 07

I think IE7 is excellent. if you are having trouble then do try Firefox, it's very similar but you may be better off with it. I returned to IE7 for one very small feature unavailable in FF, a personal whim really.

  skidzy 19:25 23 Apr 07

But that link is for XP only unless im mistaken.

  Batch 19:27 23 Apr 07

IE7 is good, but has fatal incomaptibilites with certain apps (e.g. Easy Media Creator V7). My bro had this problem, so uninstalled IE7 and then PC would not boot!!!

  Technotiger 19:30 23 Apr 07

Yeah, but I read all the way through it, and it is nor really too clear, 'cos it is a Vista site talking about uninstalling IE7, I would be inclined to try it anyway, if it was me.

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