Found 12th Jul 2009
Hi Guys, need help

My lil bro has just got an old comp from upstairs, connection to the internet is fine after we put in a new wireless card but now we cant actually get on to internet explorer. its gone, tried searching everywhere for it but cant see it. what now???

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Open a run box (hold Window key + r) and type iexplore then click OK.

You can also try using normal explorer, if you've got the address bar showing just type a url in ie [url]www.google.com[/url]

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DVS_Dee;5732569

Open a run box (hold Window key + r) and type iexplore then click OK.



ok will do back in 2 secs :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Nope now coming up with cant find it, i think its been uninstalled somehow.

We used to have AOL so i think they used to go through that, now we have BT and need int explorer

download it on another comp and transfer via a usb stick or whatever........

phatboy123;5732608

download it on another comp and transfer via a usb stick or … download it on another comp and transfer via a usb stick or whatever........



+1

Yeah best way to do it, i'd gor for either ie8 or firefox.

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phatboy123;5732608

download it on another comp and transfer via a usb stick or … download it on another comp and transfer via a usb stick or whatever........



That could work... i think :thinking:

Need to find USB stick

He wants firefox so will do that as long as i can find stick

Ditto above, recommend firefox instead
mozilla-europe.org/en/…ox/

You must be using a different pc to post here so download it on that PC, stick it on a disk/USB stick etc
Transfer it to the other pc and install :thumbsup:

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Right have not got a stick so disc it will have to be

Disc has been passed on we await the results

Starr;5732650

Right have not got a stick so disc it will have to be



or create a shared network :thumbsup:

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phatboy123;5732664

or create a shared network :thumbsup:



Im a novice, will prob do it wrong, giving him the disc did not work, gonna trry chrome then firefox

Thanks for help so far guys :thumbsup:

Forget the shared network for now, just stick it on a disk... did it work?

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bigflump;5732729

Forget the shared network for now, just stick it on a disk... did it work?



nope :x

Its just not recognising it, should of put chrome on there as well, giving him that disc now. dont want to download firefox on my comp so thats last resort

phatboy123;5732664

or create a shared network :thumbsup:



How do you do that?? :oops:

I have just swapped towers, and want to swap loads of old files to the new one.... :?

I thought of emailing myself all the info... but wouldn't your way be easier?

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Ok i dont think im doing the right, when i burn files to disc im just dragging the short cuts is that right?

They all dont recognise on his comp

Copying the shortcut to disk won't work, instead drag the file that the shortcut points too.
If you right click on the short cut, look at properties, then you'll see what file it points too.
Thats the file you need to copy to disk... probably something like *.exe

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bigflump;5732780

Copying the shortcut to disk won't work, instead drag the file that the … Copying the shortcut to disk won't work, instead drag the file that the shortcut points too.If you right click on the short cut, look at properties, then you'll see what file it points too.Thats the file you need to copy to disk... probably something like *.exe



ok trying that now :thumbsup:

Starr;5732749

Ok i dont think im doing the right, when i burn files to disc im just … Ok i dont think im doing the right, when i burn files to disc im just dragging the short cuts is that right?They all dont recognise on his comp



Lol... you sound just like me.... you know some, but not quite enough!!! :w00t:

I tried downloading mozilla, avg and ad-aware... and putting them on a memory stick... NOTHING!!! :oops:

Oh hum! :oops:

Original Poster

I really am amateur on comps, can use one like a breeze but as soon as something goes wrong im not your guy

Update in 2 mins

Original Poster

Nope strange

Copied them over, now we are getting pictures for icons but they just wont open. i all but give up for the night

Any quick fixes before bed?

no worries, just take your time and have another go tomorrow, Firefox is a good choice
Just make sure the file you save to disk is the downloaded file, and not just the shortcut.
If your using Vista, then its proably in the Downloaded files directory.. under your user profle :thumbsup:

Try going into start and then going on windows update if they dont come up then you havnt got windows at all and will be best of with getting firfox

Go to programs, accessories, notepad. Go to help then on the top bar right click and select 'Jump to URL'
Then type in " google.com ". Then go to filehippo and download firefox or whatever browser you wish.

Notepad also supports flash now too!

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Thanks for your help guys, will have a look through them and try again tmrw, will come back to this thread to reward

Ok, best thing to do here is just take a step back, and start from scratch.

You need to get either IE, Firefox or Chrome onto the other computer. If I read it right that is :).
Firstly, Do you know the operating system he is running? I'll provide you with some links and some instructions.

1) Download one of these, depending what you want to use;
[LIST]
[*]]Windows XP Internet Explorer
[*]]Windows Vista Internet Explorer
[*]]Firefox
[*]]Chrome
[/LIST]

With a bit of luck those links will work!

Now download the one of your choice to a folder you'll be able to find. The easiest one would be say to your desktop.

When it has downloaded, find the file on your desktop, and put that onto a disk. Then, take the disc to the other computer, pop it in and run the file on there. You don't want to copy the shortcut, you want to copy the whole file onto the disk.

With a bit of luck you'll then have IE/FF/Chrome installed.

I think you might be putting them on the cd wrong if this the case i can send you a disk with about 10 diffrent ones let me know mate :thumbsup:
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