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    Can`t Maximize Internet Explorer

    I`ve just installed Ms Encarta 2004 & after installing this i`ve discovered that i can`t maximize my IE.Infact when I maximize it,it turns into a restore state.
    Does anyone knows that how can I get it right.
    Muhammad Irfan

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Try enlarging the browser window by stretching out the sides, top and bottom with your mouse.

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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    IE is notorious for maximisation errors..well on my system at least

    I recommend following Conan's advice, then close down the IE Window. Providing that it was the only IE window open, all the subsequent IE windows you open will remain at that size.

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    This will only change the initial restore size but can`t help me changing the maximize option.
    Muhammad Irfan

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    I'm wondering if Internet Explorer can be repaired in XP. One used to be able to go to Add/Remove in the Control Panel, select remove for Internet Explorer and get several options one of which was Repair.

    I've only tken it so far as Add/Remove..........Add/Remove Windows Components and am leery of going any farther to check it out.

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    Something that may or may not help.

    Found HERE


    How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in
    Windows XP
    The information in this article applies to:
    a.. Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows XP
    b.. Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 for Windows XP
    This article was previously published under Q318378
    IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the
    registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and
    make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem
    occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the
    registry, click the following article number to view the article in the
    Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


    SUMMARY
    This article describes how to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer 6
    and Outlook Express 6 in Windows XP. You must do this if you are having
    problems with Internet Explorer or Outlook Express because of damaged
    files or missing registration information.

    IMPORTANT: After you use the procedures in this article, you must
    reinstall any updates to Windows XP again. To reinstall Windows XP
    updates, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site:

    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

    MORE INFORMATION
    WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
    problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
    Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from
    using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    To resolve this issue, use either of the following methods while you are
    logged on as an administrator.
    Method 1: Reinstall or Repair Windows XP
    To repair or reinstall Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows
    XP, complete the following procedure while you are logged on as an
    administrator:
    1.. Use the System File Checker tool to scan all of the protected
    files on your computer:
    1.. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2.. In the Open box, type sfc /scannow, and then click OK. Note that
    you may be prompted to insert the Windows XP installation CD-ROM.
    2.. Test to determine if the issue is resolved. If the issue is
    resolved, skip the remaining steps. If the issue is not resolved,
    continue to the next step.
    3.. Complete an in-place upgrade of Windows XP, a repair of Windows
    XP, or reinstall Windows XP.For additional information about how to
    complete an in-place upgrade or repair of Windows XP, click the article
    number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    315341 How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows
    XP


    Method 2: Edit the Registry and Install Internet Explorer 6
    1.. While you are logged on as an administrator, click Start, and then
    click Run.
    2.. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3.. Locate the appropriate registry subkey, right-click the
    IsInstalled (REG DWORD) value, and then click Modify. To reinstall only
    the Internet Explorer 6 browser component on Windows XP, use the
    following registry key:

    HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed
    Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}

    To reinstall only Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP, use the following
    registry key:

    HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed
    Components\{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}


    4.. Change the value data from 1 to 0, and then click OK.
    5.. Quit Registry Editor, and then download and install Internet
    Explorer 6. For information about how o download and install Internet
    Explorer 6, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp


    By default, Internet Explorer 6 is preinstalled in all versions of
    Windows XP and cannot be uninstalled. To provide computer manufacturers
    more flexibility in configuring desktop versions of Windows XP,
    Microsoft has made it possible for OEMs, administrators, and users to
    remove user access to Internet Explorer while leaving the Internet
    Explorer code intact and fully functional to make sure the functionality
    of programs and operating system functions that rely on it. For example,
    Windows XP supports an "IEAccess=off" switch in the Unattend.txt file,
    and Internet Explorer has been added to the Add/Remove Windows
    Components section of the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
    This does not reinstall Internet Explorer.
    **************
    Do a Repair Install if all else fails.
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
    --

    Michael Stevens MS-MVP XP
    xpnews@michaelstevenstech.com
    http://michaelstevenstech.com

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    I just noticed This is for 98 or ME so first upgrade IE to the latest version and if that doesn't work then go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/ Add/Remove/Internet Explorer. Highlight IE, click Remove and the Repair option should be there. Got so used to XP I forget about 98 etc.

    I

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    Seemed like reinstalling IE 6 will might work.But first I`ve to find a CD from where I can Install it as I can`t afford a large download caze of DUN.So I`ll try by reinstalling it.
    Hope this`ll work.
    I`ll tell U the results tomorrow.
    Muhammad Irfan

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    Have you tried the Repair option yet? I've had mixed results with it but it's worth a try.

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    Wow,I`ve got my problem solved without doing anything (don`t know how).
    I just set the restore window initial size to maximum by using Conan`s advice but infact added a bit of my own,ie.Just opened a single browser window & streched it to maximum & then by holding down the Ctrl key Closed the browser window through File>Close.
    & donno wat happened & when I restarted my PC the next day & used IE,got it absolutely perfect.
    Muhammad Irfan

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    Glad you've got it sorted.

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    Originally posted by Muhammad Irfan
    Wow,I`ve got my problem solved without doing anything (don`t know how).
    I just set the restore window initial size to maximum by using Conan`s advice but infact added a bit of my own,ie.Just opened a single browser window & streched it to maximum & then by holding down the Ctrl key Closed the browser window through File>Close.
    & donno wat happened & when I restarted my PC the next day & used IE,got it absolutely perfect.
    Great to see a solution. I might use that one day

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