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Deleting Ie From Vista


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#1 Private

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 09:11 PM

I have been using Firefox for some years now and have removed it from the Windows Component under XP. Of course it still remains on the pc from what I have seen. Im wondering whether it is possible to do the same under Vista without causing too much havoc. I know that some sites like Dell require IE at specific times.

Happy if somebody could please put me straight here.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 11:30 PM

IE is part of the windows OS and cant be removed but just install your prefered browser and ignore it.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:33 AM

I agree with Monty007. It's not worth the trouble you may cause by deleting it. You may still run into some sites that only work properly with IE, some corporate sites and college sites are that way.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:00 PM

Thank you both. I'll take your advice and just leave it alone.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:28 PM

Early on in the Vista beta I hid the IE icon and program on my system (through a combination of Control Panel, the Properties of the Start button, and some deleting of shorcuts/unpinning of items.

I still use IE for certain sites - but I just type "explorer" (without the quotes) into the Start...Search box and it pops right up. It also keeps those who use my system from using it - so they're forced to use Firefox :huh:
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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