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    Can I install firefox from a stick (not just any old stick, a USB stick!)

    My nephew's computer has "lost"Internet Explorer and he doesn't have another browser so he can't download it again. I have gone on to the mozilla site and downloaded Firefox to a USB stick. If I just put this in a USB port can I install it OK or will it need anything else?
    Thanks

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    yh that'll work just fine.

    I know you want to put it on a stick for him, but if you have to go around his and do it for him you could stick a exe in a email if he use windows live or outlook express.

    Yea, he just needs the .exe pretty sure you can't lose it though!

    Original Poster

    Many thanks for all your comments - no need to email it as I am going round there anyway because he is cooking dinner for his auntie...what a good boy!

    If you find IEXPLORE.EXE (Microsoft Internet Explorer) does not open on the machine:

    Use the [Windows] key & [E],...
    or simply double-click on the "My Computer" icon on the Windows Desktop,...
    or use the [Start] menu & "Run..." & type EXPLORER.EXE

    This will open "Windows Explorer". Type the following into this Window's Address Bar (followed by [ENTER]/[Return]):

    mozilla-europe.org/en/…ox/

    Alternatively, just use the [Start] menu button, select "Run.." & type the same address entry field there.

    BFN,

    fp.

    PS. However, what do you mean by "lost"? Are any messages displayed on-screen when Microsoft Internet Explorer is attempted to be opened?

    Original Poster

    fanpages

    If you find IEXPLORE.EXE (Microsoft Internet Explorer) does not open on … If you find IEXPLORE.EXE (Microsoft Internet Explorer) does not open on the machine:Use the [Windows] key & [E],...or simply double-click on the "My Computer" icon on the Windows Desktop,...or use the [Start] menu & "Run..." & type EXPLORER.EXEThis will open "Windows Explorer". Type the following into this Window's Address Bar (followed by [ENTER]/[Return]):http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/Alternatively, just use the [Start] menu button, select "Run.." & type the same address entry field there.BFN,fp.PS. However, what do you mean by "lost"? Are any messages displayed on-screen when Microsoft Internet Explorer is attempted to be opened?



    Thanks fanpages, those are really helpful ideas - I'm round there this evening so will try that first. I have my stick as a backup.
    When he clicks on IE icon a grey box appears with a message along the lines of "Microsoft Internet Explorer has encountered an error and must close. Do you wish to send a report". Whether he chooses yes or no the box closes but no IE appears.

    You're welcome, agnes.

    Did you get any joy with the machine yesterday?

    The message you mentioned above sounds like a fundamental component of the operating system is in conflict with the application though.

    (Sorry, I'm trying not to be overly-technical, but bear with me)

    Has the machine recently had any new software installed upon it? Or maybe a Windows Update (or an update to any other existing software)?

    Do you know if "System Restore" is enabled on the machine? (see: [ support.microsoft.com/kb/…084 ])

    If so, you can "rollback" (restore) the operating system files to a given point in time (before the problem started to occur, hopefully) without losing any files (documents, music, video, and so on) you (or your nephew) created in the meantime.

    Which version of MS-Windows is installed & which version of MS-Internet Explorer is causing the issue?

    BFN,

    fp.

    PS. I (as well as a few other contributors above) assumed you were using MS-Windows. Is that the case?

    fanpages

    PS. I (as well as a few other contributors above) assumed you were using … PS. I (as well as a few other contributors above) assumed you were using MS-Windows. Is that the case?



    dcx_badass

    Yeah please answer this, I'd love to know if you have got Internet … Yeah please answer this, I'd love to know if you have got Internet Explorer on a mac (which hasn't been made for 7 years)?



    Just because something hasn't been produced for a specific platform for seven years doesn't mean it isn't still being used.

    When not seeing a problem first-hand, if we assume something that isn't the case then we may reach the wrong conclusions.


    As Mozilla's Firefox browser is available for other platforms than MS-Windows, & no clues where given so far from agnes as to which operating system is being used, I thought it better to ask (now) rather than make such assumptions.

    Do you not agree?

    BFN,

    fp.
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