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Offline Lona

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security updates
« on: November 07, 2002, 14:09 »
A peculiar problem I had last night. I went to windows updates and downloaded a file for IE6 q323759.exe.
When I tried to install it, a message said I needed to have IE6 installed, which I have. I decided to uninstall IE6 and re-install it. After a great deal of problems I managed to re-install IE6. When I then tried to install the afore mentioned file, I still get the same answer. It appears that my system does not recognise that I have IE6 installed. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Offline Mustapha Phagg

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Re:security updates
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2002, 14:14 »
Don't trust Microsoft updates Lona, they are renowned for messing things up.

I still run IE5 with no problems and with no updates or security patches, no one has  hacked into me yet.

Aint got nothing worth looking at anyway. ;D ;D
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2002, 15:42 »
Ah,but we only have your word for that Mustapha.
Some of us may like to see whats under your robes for ourselves  ;)

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2002, 15:51 »

Some of us may like to see whats under your robes for ourselves  ;)


You leave my robes out of this Sandra. :o :o

Funny, they say it's the men that have the dirty minds, wonder who you were in a former life? ;D ;D
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Re:security updates
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2002, 16:03 »
My suggestion would be to ignore the patch for now.  If there's a problem with it, MS will no doubt soon find out and fix it and issue another.

I haven't noticed the update myself, but XP does it automatically anyway.  Actually, that's a point - is the update for your OS?  Some of them are specifically for XP, and if you haven't got XP, it probably won't work!
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Offline Lona

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Re:security updates
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2002, 17:22 »
Yes Simon I downloaded the one for Windows Me. When I go into into help in my brouser it states I have IE6 but often when I am surfing the net I get alerts saying I am using IE4 and do I want to download IE6. Maybe my system is keeping it a secret from everybody ;D
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2002, 18:04 »
It could be that there are still traces of IE4 on your system.  Did it have IE4 on it at some point in time?

I had a similar thing with my old PC.  Every time I started up, it tried to go to an IE4 tour.  I eventually got rid of it by going through everything, including the registry, and deleting every trace of IE4, then reinstalled IE5.5 on top of itself, which seemed to cure it.   :)
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