View Full Version : Upgrading to IE 6.0, boy did I screw up
01-01-2002, 03:19 PM
Well, after hearing that Micro$oft finally worked out the bugs in IE 6.0 and a few buddies said it was working fine on their puters, I finally upgraded from 5.5 to 6.0. What a mistake.
I've lost the ability to use the start button to select programs and open them there. On my links toolbar, I cannot use the drop down window to select any links. IE 6.0 crashes almost daily on me. Using my Windows Explorer now also crashes daily.
As soon as I figure out how to cure this mess I'll post the answers or I may even go back to ###IE 5.5.
Anyone else have any problems with IE 6.0?
01-01-2002, 04:56 PM
I have been using IE 6.0 since it came out. ###Have not had any problems yet. ###I am running Win 98se. ###As you probably know with Win 95 and Win 98 after a while it is best to blow away your entire operating system and reload it. ###Just be sure to save your stuff.
03-07-2002, 09:14 PM
A simple fix for anyone who wants to go back to whatever version of IE they had before upgrading.......go to "add/remove programs" and hi-light Internet Explorer and click remove. It will NOT uninstall it when you do this, but will present you with a prompt that gives you 3 options. One of the options is "restore the previous windows configuration". Select that and it will re-install your previous version of Internet Explorer.
03-08-2002, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the headsup on the IE 6.0. I had been thinking about it. I am running IE 5.5 and it is really a solid system. If I do make a mistake and do something foolish like trying new software that doesn't work, I can completely return my system to its current configuration. I have Norton's Ghost. I got a copy of Norton System Works Professional for $11 and it has Ghost on it. I have been able to write my complete system off onto CD's and can get back to my current system from a blank HD in about 1.5 hours. It is a comfortable feeling!
Good back-ups from Varmint Al
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