Internet 7 Not Supported?

Carly January 28, 2009 at 09:50:03
Specs: Windows 2000
I just clicked on a site where the page took forever to load and on top of the page it said because I needed to upgrade to Explorer 7 (I have 6) but I can't because I understand that Microsfost's Explorer 7 does not support Windows 2000? Why would they make this decision when many people still use Windows 2000? Now I have to go out and buy a new computer just to get XP which I don't want in the first place? I was just viewing a page that took forever to load and on top of the page it said because I needed to upgrade to Explorer 7 (I have 6) but I can't.

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#1
January 28, 2009 at 12:42:26
The correct program is Internet Explorer. What is the website? Have you tried another browser such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
January 28, 2009 at 14:33:13
You shouldn't need to use IE7 to surf the web.

As Jennifer has pointed out there are alternatives. Try FireFox3.


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#3
January 30, 2009 at 08:28:24
If I download Firefox to replace Internet Explorer, do I have to uninstall Internet Explorer and if so, will I lose all my saved favorites? Thanks to both of you for your help.

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#4
January 30, 2009 at 08:37:33
Mozilla Firefox 3 has options to import stuff from IE. You just need to read the screens carefully.

No you don't need to, or want to, remove IE. You can use both, side by side.


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#5
January 30, 2009 at 13:57:41
And, because IE is so integrated into the OS, you can't really remove it.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#6
January 30, 2009 at 14:07:55
Actually, Jennifer I believe you can remove it. Microsoft did that in Europe.

Various slipstreaming programs allow removal of many modules in WinXP. I don't see any reason to do it though.

edit

Correction: I forgot this is Win2000. Microsoft didn't need to unbundle IE from Win2000.

Slipstreaming apps can still remove modules from both Win2000 and XP.


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