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Old 01-24-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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ok ive been advised to get rid of IE and get Firefox so i did so, i was wondering how do i get rid of IE
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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It's not worth the hassle, don't bother. If you really have to though:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q293907
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:22 PM   #3
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dont, its the only browser that works for updates.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:35 PM   #4
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I don't think you can. IE is heavily integrated into XP, it is required for it to work.

Don't listen to the firefox fanboys, IE7 has been proven to be better in almost every way.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:36 PM   #5
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screw IE....in the ass....with no vasoline. it has been my personal experience to recieve many error messages/crashes with it. on many different computers. granted, firefox has it's disadvantages as well, but not nearly as many as ie, at least for me! try out ff, and decide for yourself what YOU like
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keep IE, but dont use it
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:39 PM   #7
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screw IE....in the ass....with no vasoline. it has been my personal experience to recieve many error messages/crashes with it. on many different computers. granted, firefox has it's disadvantages as well, but not nearly as many as ie, at least for me! try out ff, and decide for yourself what YOU like
I have never had error messages with IE, I have tried Firefox and Opera and in my opinion IE>Opera>Firefox.
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screw IE....in the ass....with no vasoline
LOL!!

Anyway......Wow...I like Firefox better for the extensions and because it's so customizable.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:43 PM   #9
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yeah freestyler, so do i. and besides my bad encounters with ie, i just like using fox because it DOESN'T come with windows. i like being different. i like being able to think, "hey bill, look, i use something that YOU didnt MAKE ME install with your crap." but anyhow, yeah, it's pretty customizable, and....it's just cool. like me. but that's another thread, another time.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:46 PM   #10
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and IE has a lot of holes, adware and malware love to attach themselves to it, go with firefox, i havent had a popup in at least 6 months
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:03 PM   #11
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firefox rules! Keep internet explorer cuz some programs need you to use the active x control to run. uninstalling ie will make u stuck in a hole when u need the active x control. just keep it.
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I prefer firefox, because the addons are esiest to use, IMHO, but yeah, keep IE, so you have it for updates.
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I prefer firfox, because the addons are esiest to use, IMHO, but yeah, keep IE, so you have it for updates.
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dude dont get rid of internet explorer. because what happens if firefox stops working for some reason? how are you even gonna connect to the internet to download another version?
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:38 PM   #15
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IE7 screws up some of the programs on my computer that I use a lot so I won't be upgrading to IE7......
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You can't completely remove Internet Explorer from Windows. It's integrated into the operating system (which is partially why it opens faster) and trying to uninstall it or remove files will just result in your system getting corrupt and screwed up. If you don't like it, don't use it.

Personally I don't see whats so "OMFG!!!111!!!11!" about it. It's not a bad internet browser. It still handles Java and Flash better than Firefox. The majority of computer users still use Internet Explorer over Firefox and Opera combined. I just use Maxthon...it uses Internet Explorer's Trident engine, but has more features than IE6 does. Haven't gotten a popup in ages and it works wonderfully. I like it more than Firefox to be honest.
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I don't think you can. IE is heavily integrated into XP, it is required for it to work.

Don't listen to the firefox fanboys, IE7 has been proven to be better in almost every way.
I do see your point, but seeing how ie IS ie... ie7 will no doubt become just as prone to spyware and viruses as IE6 is. (I use opera btw)
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IE undoubtedly has it's weaknesses, but IE7 does have more security features than IE6 does. Usually, it just depends what sites you visit.
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:50 AM   #19
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Windows Vista comes with two different versions of IE7. One with add-ons and one without. The one without the add-ons can be found in System Tools of Vista. It could solve some problems associated with IE7 hangups when you have some kind of ActiveX control running in the background.
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as alvino said, it's actually impossible to remove IE completly, it's integrated to the core.


that's why you can open IE and put c: as the address and see your files, or conversly open explorer, type a web address and be browsing webpages.


if you don't want to use it then don't. but there is no getting rid of it, it's a core windows component, just like the desktop.



IMO, firefox isn't all that either, I (personally) have had far more problems with firefox in my time than I have with IE, (opera FTW though, but I even stopped using that as many web pages are still optimised for IE, which is still most popular...)
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