Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:03 AM
When I tried IE7 I just downloaded it. I think that it just kind of shoves IE6 off to one side and takes it's place. If you have XP and have your machine set to Automatically check for updates I'm surprised that you haven't been over run with notices about the IE7 update being available... I was.
I think that when I had tried it it had just moved in and taken over keeping all of my favorites and other settings just like they were in IE6.
Lots of people don't like IE7 and I think it still has some issues in Vista. I got rid of it the same day that I got it and IE6 just automatically came back to life.
I can't tell you anything about that Windows messenger thingy though as I have never used it, however, I think that it should have an update feature kind of built into it. If it doesn't then the download page should tell you if you need to turn off or un-install any older versions before going ahead with the install of the newer version.
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