View Full Version : Installation of IE6

Peter M
16-09-2002, 11:01 PM
I am going to instal IE6 and would like to know if I can uninstal the previous versions on my drive i.e version 4.0 & 5.5 first. I am thinking that it is using up disk space having them sitting there. If I remove them and then instal IE6 will it work ok?

16-09-2002, 11:58 PM
Interestingly I once found I couldnt jump versions. I was unable to successfully instal IE 5.5 over IE 4, it required IE 5 to be loaded, then IE 5.5.

You could try it, but do be aware that IE is quite tightly bound into the main operating system, and you may experience some turbulence and crashes.

I have never seen any stats as to how much bloating goes on, but I imagine only 1 undo is available, in that if you uninstall IE 5, you are left with IE 4.

But if you want to uninstall IE 4 at that point, I would not recommend it, as I noted its tightly bound with your (version unknown?) operating system, and you are then trying to uninstall a central part of windows.

If a complete format and install is not a worry, then fire ahead?

The above ASSUMES you are in fact running Windows....