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why cant I log on to PCadvisor from IE on windows xp laptop?


laptopdunce
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I can log on to pcadvisor.co.uk from my vista laptop using IE browser (takes time loading but does get there) but on my XP latop I get the home page of PCadvisor then when trying to log on to the site it brings up a page with a top ad. banner but wont load the page properly, any ideas?? I loaded google chrome browser on that CP laptop and I can get into PCadvisor with a google chrome browser but not on IE, thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Have you updated from IE6 to IE8? since you reset the laptop?

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laptopdunce

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Im not sure, how do I check what IE I am running? if I download IE 8 will it overwrite the current IE I am running? thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

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Sea Urchin

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Open IE and click Help menu - select About Internet Explorer and it will tell you the version

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Sea Urchin

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Download and install IE8 from here - yes it will overwrite IE6 (or IE7)

IE8 download

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laptopdunce

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I am trying to download IE8 right now on the XP laptop, from the Microsoft UK website, it came up that it detected that I have recently installed SP3 and that if I continue I wont be able to uninstall IE8, so I clicked OK and now it is saying "downloading" with a "speedo" type bar with the dots running on and on, its been like this for over 10 mins, is this normal?? should I just leave it?? it didnt take anywhere near this long to download google chrome?? thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

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Sea Urchin

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It is quite a lengthy installation - stick with it.

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laptopdunce

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It seems to have downloaded now and have restarted, will see what happens now...... LAPTOPDUNCE

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laptopdunce

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HURRAH, HURRAH!!! Yes, its all downloaded and I am no on the PCadvisor site from the XP laptop with the IE8 downloaded!! thanks alot!!! LAPTOPDUNCE

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Sea Urchin

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Glad to know all is now well

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laptopdunce

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Hi, Sea Urchin, Yes, I think I will keep this XP laptop after all, the family member I was going to give it to has got a Apple computer (in debt on a credit card!!) so I will keep this one as it seems to be working just great now!! thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

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