IE 7 - Should I Upgrade?

November 9, 2006 at 15:27:11
Specs: XP Home, P4 512 MB

IE 7 is now a "Critical Update" to Windows.

What has been your experience with this new browser?

Should I upgrade?

IF not, does IE 6 become more vulnerable (no support from MSFT?)?

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November 9, 2006 at 15:42:08

Wait for others-but I will not use it for a while. Too many bugs and I don't see an advantage. Just my 2 cents.

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November 9, 2006 at 15:45:00

Too many bugs???

I like it and I'm glad I migrated to it.

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November 9, 2006 at 15:45:53

I am happy for you!! :>}

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November 9, 2006 at 15:47:57

I think it works fine...seems to be alot more secure in my opinion...and they've added a new feature wherby the text and images on webpages are alot more clearer...nice touch!

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November 9, 2006 at 16:30:12

I have it blocked from downloading...

Quote: Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

The anagram of computervitals is pivotal rectums...

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November 9, 2006 at 17:02:56

I took the plunge and have since gotten used to the change (generally not so good with "change").

Still have not found much use for Tabbed browsing which also why I never went with Firefox.

The back and forward buttons are nicer.

Tonight I found out that my multi-clip clipboard doesn't work in IE7.

No more support for IE6 and not much difference except there is support for IE7 so why not take the plunge.


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November 9, 2006 at 17:06:00

Thanks for the input Bryan. Well appreciated.I will still stick with IE6 as I would have to teach my wife a whole new procedure which no one should have to do until absolutely necessary. LOL!!

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November 9, 2006 at 17:58:35

I tried it a few days ago too and it ran fine and without a single hitch. In fact, it was noticeably faster too. Other people have noticed the speed increase too. But I reverted back to I.E. 6 because I just don't like to change when I'm so used to something. Of course, I.E.7 will be installed at some point though....
By the way... the un-install of I.E.7 went clean and without problems; reverted back to I.E.6 automatically and without problems.

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November 9, 2006 at 18:26:22

what bugs, per?

Today's subliminal thought is: 'Calm down ... it's only ones and zeros.'

icq 10183575

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November 9, 2006 at 18:31:37

Sorry I even responded. No bugs.

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November 9, 2006 at 20:01:00

IE7 has a problem with HP scanners/printers.
HP Director fails to start up.
Only way to use it right now:
1. Click twice on the HP Director icon.
2. Then hold down Alt and Space bar. A window menu will pop up.
3. Click twice on Minimize on the menu and HP Director appears in the bottom of the screen (Active bar).
4. Click on HP Director and it opens as always.
Of course, the above is for those that want to keep using IE7.

You are on the Internet too much if you double click your tv remote

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November 9, 2006 at 21:15:48

i have been having problems with ie 7 with regards to ebay and 'watching' items. I get stuck and have to restart ie7 to get out.

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November 9, 2006 at 22:39:21

No problems for me so far in over twenty PC's over the last month.....

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November 10, 2006 at 02:59:11

I see that you can "hide" and update by selecting "Don't show me this update again".

Where does one find this question/option?

I get to the "Review and Install Updates" stage, and I can't find the option to "hide" this update.

Can someone clarify for me how I can "hide" and update?

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November 10, 2006 at 13:14:07

Double D: This link tells you how to hide the update
but the little yellow update shield containing IE7 is sitting in my systems tray and I am not sure if hiding the update will remove the shield.

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November 10, 2006 at 14:48:06

Noel A: worked.

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November 11, 2006 at 18:34:13

u should go with IE7 if u like its new look, wich is pretty crap compared firefox 2.0

if ur going 2 get IE7, get firefox 2.0, which is better, faster and safer.

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November 12, 2006 at 05:02:12

The one big thing that did not like about Firefox or it's predicesors was that it seemed that every couple of weeks you had to install the newest version of it instead of them just producing a patch for whatever they found wrong with it.
(I believe this would be my first time speaking out about FF)

In 1998 I had IE4 then I went to 5sp1 then 6sp1 and now IE7. I have only installed or reinstalled it 3 times. (IE4 installed with Win98FE so on the Win9x machine reinstalled twice. WinXP came with IE6 and now upgraded to IE7) That is in >8 years.


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