Stuart, Thanks for your comments - My email is via Pipex/TalkTalk - all working seamlessly! When I type in ipconfig / all I get a black window which is the beginning of what would be expected but it is only present for about a second and then it returns to the normal profile. All very strange!
Stuart, I've got the said window, (ipconfig / all, open currently - It begins with Error: unrecognised or incomplete command line. It also says that 'The default is to display only the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway for each adaptor bound to TCP/IP. Would appreciate your help at this point!
Stuart, I can't get a response from the browser - No opportunity is given for an address to be entered. Internet Explorer will not respond whereas Outlook Express responds immediately - giving email access through the same router. My first thoughts were that Internet Security Software might be blocking it but I get the same problem when the security software is disabled. Frank
Stuart, My problem now is how to get Opera downloaded on my Windows 7 machine and then to transfer it to Windows XP. I don't think email will work the oracle on this and from what I can see Opera will download and run on Windows 7 but I can't spot an option for downloading it and saving it to DVD - Think I'm missing a trick somewhere! Frank
Save it to a USB flash drive, it not that big, only about 10 Mbs. It the XP and Win & machine are network you can save ito a shared folder directly onto the Win XP machine then run the installation from there.
If you must save it to a DVD download it first and then copy it to a DVD although it would be a waste of DVD disk as a CD disk would be more than adequate unless you are using DVD-RW disks.
Once you get to the Opera web site you can download it from here:
Stuart, Very pleased to report that I'm out of the wood! I was able to download Opera successfully and transfer it to my XP machine. I like Google Chrome so I used Opera to access this and its all up and running. Sincere thanks for all the trouble you've taken in putting me on the right path. Goodness knows what has happened to Internet Explorer - Even reloading Windows in the upgrade mode failed to address the issue. No doubt Microsoft will have a 'patch' for it somewhere. I think I would have struggled even more if the XP machine was the only one available to me. Very many thanks. Frank.
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