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    Not impressed with IE7

    I downloaded and installed it one PC (I have two) and I won't be installing it on my second. From a users point of view with little technical knowledge, I found it in comparison to IE6, bloated, slower and with too many add ons (gadgets). The anti-phising thing is already starting to annoy me.

    The browsing in tabs is Ok though.

    Having said all that, given that I use Firefox, 90% of the time anyway, I can safely ignore IE7 from this point on.

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    I agree on most points. The anti-phishing tool can be disabled, in fact it gives you three options, enable, disable, or ask again later. I think it's good they are trying to change Internet Explorer and improve upon it.

    However, they should model their browser after firefox, that gives users the ability to add gadgets that appeal to the individual user. Forcing these gadgets is not the way to win over those that use the browser.

    The tabbed browsing should have been in IE5... it's been a standard in firefox and phoenix for quite some time.

    As for it being slower, I don't really see that much of a difference. But perhaps that's because I seldom use IE...

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    I agree with all the above although since i am a main IE user i quite like it reguardless of flaws.Since i don't use any extensions and only upgraded for tabbed browsing it's perfect for me.

    As for it being slower i havent seen any slow down.It loads just as fast as IE6 did for me.Actually FF seems to load both the browser itself and webpages slower then IE for me.I have used both 1.5 and 2.0 beta same results.Everyone tells me how fast FF is but i dont see it.

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    It breaks QuickBooks and some other software - check before you install IE7.
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curio View Post
    It breaks QuickBooks and some other software - check before you install IE7.
    YES it does. spent the last week removing IE7 and going back to 6. Its not compatible with a few of my companies web apps. what I dont like is how the little bastards sneak it in with auto update without asking.



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    IMHO, IE7 should *still* be considered beta in my book. I have visited several sites to download files. The yellow bar drops down "blocking" the download, but it is followed shortly with the "Save" dialog. I love the interface, but it is still very buggy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead View Post
    spent the last week removing IE7 and going back to 6.
    How did you do that? I need to do it too!!! IE7 is horrid

    Thanks!

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    To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 to return to Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP

    1. Click "Start," and then click "Control Panel."
    2. Click "Add or Remove Programs."
    3. Check "Show Updates" at the top of the dialog box.
    4. Scroll down the list and highlight the version of Internet Explorer 7 that you are running, and then click "Change/Remove." (If you are running Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview — March 20 or later, it is not necessary to check "Show Updates.")

    Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...t/default.mspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 to return to Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP

    1. Click "Start," and then click "Control Panel."
    2. Click "Add or Remove Programs."
    3. Check "Show Updates" at the top of the dialog box.
    4. Scroll down the list and highlight the version of Internet Explorer 7 that you are running, and then click "Change/Remove." (If you are running Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview ó March 20 or later, it is not necessary to check "Show Updates.")

    Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...t/default.mspx
    Thanks Kane.

    But will that automatically reinstall IE6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouBee View Post
    Thanks Kane.

    But will that automatically reinstall IE6?
    You still have IE 6, you can keep IE 7 and use IE 6.

    C:\WINDOWS\ie7 and you'll see the old IE 6 icon, create shortcut (send to desktop) and now use your old buddy until you get use to IE 7
    Last edited by FastGame; December 1st, 2006 at 17:38 PM.

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    But will that automatically reinstall IE6?
    When you uninstall IE7, the system reverts to IE6, no need to reinstall IE6.

    To forestall further automatic upgrades to IE7 from the Microsoft Windows Automatic Update Service...

    1. Open Internet Explorer and go to the following site
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    2. When the Update page opens, click on Custom
    3. Uncheck the box for Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP
    4. Check the box for Don't show this update again
    5. Check the boxes for any other updates you wish to download and install them

    Source: http://www.pchell.com/support/ie7uninstall.shtml

    You still have IE 6 , you can keep IE 7 and use IE 6.
    Umm, IE 6 (exe) or standalone IE 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    When you uninstall IE7, the system reverts to IE6, no need to reinstall IE6.

    To forestall further automatic upgrades to IE7 from the Microsoft Windows Automatic Update Service...

    1. Open Internet Explorer and go to the following site
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    2. When the Update page opens, click on Custom
    3. Uncheck the box for Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP
    4. Check the box for Don't show this update again
    5. Check the boxes for any other updates you wish to download and install them

    Source: http://www.pchell.com/support/ie7uninstall.shtml





    Umm, IE 6 (exe) or standalone IE 6?
    Thanks, have done this now... although I guess we'll all have to get used to IE7 sooner or later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouBee View Post
    Thanks, have done this now... although I guess we'll all have to get used to IE7 sooner or later.
    Why stick with IE7 when you can telnet starwars

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    very cool in a retro kinda way

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