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IE7 no good

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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
Hi does anyone know how to get rid of internet explorer 7 and go back to IE6

Im sure this setup i have now is a lot slower than the explorer i had before
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
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#1
saxo_appeal
Hi does anyone know how to get rid of internet explorer 7 and go back to IE6

Im sure this setup i have now is a lot slower than the explorer i had before


Why go back to IE6? Get Firefox instead :thumbsup:

Since work upgraded all their PCs to IE7 net access has slowed right down so I don't think you're imagining the loss of speed on yours.
#2
I cant believe how slow some times and im on 3 meg

where do i get this firefox for free?
#3
All we did was remove I.E 7 from the control panel add/remove programmes menu and it restored it back to I.E 6....
#4
Install FireFox... ;-)
#5
will i un install IE7 after i install firfox?

Any pointers on where to get this firefox ducky?
#6
google it
#7
just did, downloading 2.0
1 Like #8
Yup, get 2.0.

You don't need to uninstall IE7, just set FireFox to your default browser (it'll prompt you to do this).
#9
Also, Orange broadband support told me numerous times that they couldnt help me because they dont support IE7 (Although, to be fair, I dont think they support anything! Stupid bloody orange!)
#10
yay, another convert :)

You can still have IE running as well. It's worth keeping as there are still a few sites which don't like Firefox.
#11
Or, yuo just install the "IE tabs" plugin for FF.
#12
microsoft is rubbish full stop use firefox for web and open office.org 2.1 for word etc
#13
Scorpius
yay, another convert :)

You can still have IE running as well. It's worth keeping as there are still a few sites which don't like Firefox.


bloody communist;-)
#14
FYI if you do want to stick with IE (which is allowed you know, you don't have to switch to firefox just because people say so :P) just do as Becksdawe suggested, go to add/remove programs in control panel and remove it...you'll go back to IE6.
#15
but firefox is much the better browser...every review I've read says so and I think most agree.
#16
I used Mozilla a few years ago and had a lot of problems with it so went back to IE (think it was 5 at the time)
If i download Firefox again and import bookmarks from IE6 then decide that i don't don't like Firefox and go back to IE6 will my bookmarks still be in IE6 ?


And yes OP IE7 is utter rubbish my pc was so slow i wondered wether i had switched it on at times so went back to IE6 i just did a system restore back to a previous date .

Tia
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1 Like #17
Scorpius
yay, another convert :)

You can still have IE running as well. It's worth keeping as there are still a few sites which don't like Firefox.

Dont keep IE. Get the IE tab extension for firefox :thumbsup:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1419/
#18
Midmac
Dont keep IE. Get the IE tab extension for firefox :thumbsup:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1419/


Thanks (& the same to duckmagicuk2) I didn't know about that, will give it a go.
#19
I actually use maxthon currently ([url]www.maxthon.com[/url]) built around the internet explorer engine but with a lot of features built in that firefox would need extentions for. (so it doesn't eat as much memory up!)
#20
dave smith
I actually use maxthon currently ([url]www.maxthon.com[/url]) built around the internet explorer engine but with a lot of features built in that firefox would need extentions for. (so it doesn't eat as much memory up!)


Excellent choice of Avatar :-D
#21
currychops
but firefox is much the better browser...every review I've read says so and I think most agree.



Yup it is, I use firefox. But these days people seem to obsessed and almost...superior about it. Whenever someone asks a question about or says they are having a problem with IE they get about 100 people telling them 'download firefox' - Some people just like IE, it's not all bad and it's up to them if they want to keep it.

For a loooooong time I didn't like firefox because it ran like crap on my computer for some reason, even now I have a lot of troubles with it and often think about switching back to IE that I had very little trouble with...as long as you have all the right anti-virus/spyware stuff installed IE is fine.
#22
When I installed IE7 Beta and decided to uninstall it I discovered that it wasn't listed like an ordinary program in Control Panel's Add & Remove Programs utility but that you had to tick the check box at the top of said utility to "Show Updates" and IE7 was hiding amonst all the Windows Updates that then appeared.

I personally use Firefox 1.5.0.10 because I don't like the default look of Firefox 2, and a couple of my extensions wouldn't work with 2 either, and life's much to short to waste looking for replacements all the darn time. My main problem with IE7 is simply that it annoys me by stubbornly refusing to let me move the classic pulldown menus back up to the top of the browser window where they belong but insists on having the address bar up there instead. :x I do have it installed though because I got fed up too of Windows Update constantly nagging me about it.
#23
I use firefox, only have ie for msn when I open emails, but dont tell the fiancé, he tells me off for opening ie :giggle:
#24
Actually been using firefox for that past few days ever since i downloaded it and i must admit its not that bad....pretty good really

think ill be sticking with for the time being lol

thanks for all the help folks :thumbsup:

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