Updating Internet explorer to support MSN Ins

June 8, 2010 at 23:44:42
Specs: Windows Me

I have had a problem this week with not getting MSN Messenger to work unless I installed a later version. Each time I tried to install the later version it said I need Internet Exploer 6.

I tried to download and install IE 6 Service Pack 1 to upgrade to IE 6. I will either get an error message that says a previous installation has started and that I must restart my computer, or a message that says all components weren't found and the installation fails.

I even tried installing a lower version of MSN Messenger and it still says I need to upgrade to a later version to get it to work. Can't find Windows Explorer: File management Program

HELP!!! All i want to do is be able to use MSN Messenger.

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June 9, 2010 at 15:54:13
Well, assuming you have IE5 right now I recommend getting
any updates for IE5 and then upgrading to IE6 WITHOUT any
Service Packs or updates. Once you're up to IE6, add service
packs. You can't skip updates sometimes... IE6 SP1 is
meant to update over IE6 not over IE5.

I hope this helps... if it doesn't I'm sorry I'm not absolutely
familiar with Windows ME because my one Windows ME PC
has a dead power supply. I'll try to duplicate your problem
when I relpace the power supply and I'll let you know... :)

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July 20, 2010 at 14:43:00
Windows ME comes with IE5.5, and can be fully updated to the latest version of IE by going to windows update

The windowsupdate site for windows ME is v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com

From there you should be able to download IE, and the many many security patches for it (like SP1 mentioned above)


Edit: If IE still does not install, although not reccomended you can trick MSN into thinking you have a newer version of IE, but like I said this is NOT reccomended.

Step 1: Go to start, click on "Run" and type in "Regedit"


Step 3: Go to Software

Step 4: Go to Microsoft

Step 5: Go to Internet Explorer

Step 6: Edit the Values 'Build', 'Version' and 'W2KVersion'

If not all are there or same, just change the values that are '5.5' or thereabouts

Change the 'Build' from "5xxxxx" to "7xxxxx" (x represents just numbers, dont put x in)

Change the version from '5.5x' to '7.5x' (basically change the first number from 5 to 7)

Like I said at the start this is not reccomended, and if you have not used regedit before you can REALLY damage your PC. I have only put these instructions as a last resort, and take no responsobility for any damage you may do to your PC, yourself or anything in the planet!

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