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bk T
08-10-2003, 10:09 AM
I've deleted some IE files accidentally, resulting in quite a number of errors when running IE. How do I repair/re-install IE?

Cheers

Jim B
08-10-2003, 10:14 AM
Ability to repair depends on your version of IE

Have you considered the other excellent alternative web browsers available such as Netscape, Opera or Mozilla.

bk T
08-10-2003, 10:17 AM
> Ability to repair depends on your version of IE

I'm using IE 6 SP1

> Have you considered the other excellent alternative
> web browsers available such as Netscape, Opera or
> Mozilla.

I'm used to IE and have been using it for years now. Have tried Netscape , Opera but somehow, never like it.

Cheers

Jim B
08-10-2003, 10:25 AM
1. Access this repair tool through the Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

2. Select Microsoft IE 5.x 6.x > Add/Remove.

3. Select the option to repair the program and click OK.

4. Reboot the computer when the repair has finished.

tommy
08-10-2003, 10:35 AM
> Have you considered the other excellent alternative web browsers available
> such as Netscape, Opera or Mozilla.

Internet Explorer is still required in order to download MS updates, unfortunately.

dotcommander
08-10-2003, 10:41 AM
It's an IE world

bk T
08-10-2003, 11:04 AM
Thanks, Jim B

TonyF
08-10-2003, 11:10 AM
> Internet Explorer is still required in order to
> download MS updates, unfortunately.
Happily, not so ! Just did the latest one using Opera.
Cheers T

Fire-and-Ice
08-10-2003, 03:56 PM
> > Internet Explorer is still required in order to
> > download MS updates, unfortunately.
> Happily, not so ! Just did the latest one using
> Opera.


Well, stone a crow so you can! :O

tweak\'e
08-10-2003, 07:41 PM
bollocks!

windows update site uses activeX which Opera dosn't have. however you can download the updates manually from MS.

mark.p
08-10-2003, 07:53 PM
So you can still apply MSWindows updates without using IE, correct!!

Fire-and-Ice
08-10-2003, 08:25 PM
> bollocks!
>
> windows update site uses activeX which Opera dosn't
> have. however you can download the updates manually
> from MS.

Bollocks yourself!

It is possible to download updates (yes, manually) using Opera just like the other person said you can. ActiveX isn't required to do so.

Check it out for yourself. ;-)

tweak\'e
08-10-2003, 08:41 PM
>t is possible to download updates (yes, manually) using Opera

but windows update site will not scan your pc and tell you what patches you need.

Fire-and-Ice
08-10-2003, 08:58 PM
> >t is possible to download updates (yes, manually)
> using Opera
>
> but windows update site will not scan your pc and
> tell you what patches you need.


True. But it isn't essential to have your pc scanned in order to obtain patches. You can pick out the ones you want yourself and install them yourself - no big hardship for those who have the smarts to use an alternative browser to IE. ;-)

tweak\'e
08-10-2003, 09:20 PM
as much as i dislike IE for most people its still best to have it installed (certain games/ progs and even some antivirus require it to be installed :( ) even if they use another browser. running windows update is still a far easier way to get the required updates. tho i do recommend downloading the redistibable vers which saves redownloading after a windows reinstall.

Ichthus
08-10-2003, 10:16 PM
" recommend downloading the redistribute vers which saves redownloading after a windows reinstall "

Often seen this comment made, would appreciate a couple of pointers how to do this as reapplying updates after an install is pretty tedious, and I guess there will cone a time when "older" Windows OS updates become harder to find.

Cheers

godfather
08-10-2003, 10:33 PM
> Often seen this comment made, would appreciate a
> couple of pointers how to do this as reapplying
> updates after an install is pretty tedious, and I
> guess there will cone a time when "older" Windows OS
> updates become harder to find.

Go to the Windows Update Site

Select "Personalise Settings"

Select the "Display the link to the Windows Update Catalog " option

Save settings

Now, under the See Also panel, is a link to Windows Update Catalog.

Selecting this, and following the links takes you to all the updates. Select what you want, it packages them and you download them.

Ichthus
08-10-2003, 11:02 PM
Excellent, under my nose all the time...

Thanks godfather for the guidance.

Fire-and-Ice
09-10-2003, 12:24 PM
> as much as i dislike IE for most people its still
> best to have it installed (certain games/ progs and
> even some antivirus require it to be installed :( )
> even if they use another browser. running windows
> update is still a far easier way to get the required
> updates. tho i do recommend downloading the
> redistibable vers which saves redownloading after a
> windows reinstall.

Fire-and-Ice
09-10-2003, 12:48 PM
Darn it, slip of the fingers - pressed Post message by accident instead of clicking in edit box. :D


tweake you have talked yourself right around in a full circle eg

> tho i do recommend downloading the redistibable vers which saves redownloading after a windows reinstall.

That is what a lot of us do instead of using the auto update or running windows update. The argument was that it is not necessary to use IE to download the updates manually, you can use Opera or another browser to get them. I was not aware of that until Tony pointed it out yesterday.

No one was disputing the fact that it is still best to have IE installed even if one does not actually use it. I will be cheerfully using Opera or Mozilla to downloads the MS updates from now on and IE can sit there sulking for all I care. :-)