Solved Any suggestions how to get rid of IE8 & go back to IE6

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December 28, 2011 at 04:41:22
Specs: Windows XP HomeXP3, Pentium 4 and 1.5gb
IE8 sucks! It hangs most of the time and I have tried everything from disabling the add-ons to killingt the cat but it still hangs. I want to go back to IE6 but i'm not allowed to uninstall IE8. This happened before and I had to do a clean installation but that's hard work. Any suggestions how I can get rid of IE8? I use AVG only as my virus program and not much else . Also when I run the Microsoft tool for fixing the problem which is suggested when you report the matter, it shows my AVG is the culprit. When you click on "additional information" it shows a host of programmes running in the background but nowhere can you uninstall them and I don't want to stop using AVG. Help please.

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#1
December 28, 2011 at 05:26:40
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#2
December 28, 2011 at 05:50:49
I would recommend you try IE7 instead of 6. It is stable and has more support.

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#3
December 28, 2011 at 07:06:30
IE6 is rapidly losing support. Both IE7 & IE8 work fine in XP. If you're having problems, I doubt IE is the culprit. More than likely something else you have installed is causing the lags. Do you have the AVG toolbar installed?

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#4
December 28, 2011 at 07:29:59
Switch to firefox, do NOT use ie6.

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#5
December 28, 2011 at 07:38:37
Many websites do not work properly with IE 6 and the situation will only get worse in the future. Why go to a lot of trouble to support a browser that hardly anybody is using anymore?

The problem is most likely caused by a misbehaving add-on, and there are plenty of these, not IE itself. Reverting to IE 6 is not a good way to solve such problems.

And your reversion to IE 6 may not last long:
http://windowsteamblog.com/ie/b/ie/archive/2011/12/15/ie-to-start-automatic-upgrades-across-windows-xp-windows-vista-and-windows-7.aspx


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#6
December 28, 2011 at 12:06:21
Hi guys thanks for the response. Riider no I don't use the AVG Toolbar. I have since managed to delete IE8 and installed IE7. I will check it out over the next day or two and see how it performs. But thanks to you all for your inputs. Btw compliments of the season to you and your families. Dave

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