Posted 28 March 2008 - 02:22 PM
I was having problems getting web pages to display - one of those strange "broke itself and fixed itself" situations that I can't explain or re-create...and in the midst of it I was talking with a support-staffer at my ISP. He said that if I continued to have problems, I should go into the PROGRAMS area of CONTROL PANEL and select IE and the REPAIR button - or I should just reinstall IE7. I didn't need to do either, but checked out the steps anyway...just in case they might be needed in the future, and because I'm trying to learn some of this @#@^#!(#$ stuff.
IE 7 doesn't display on my PROGRAM list. It came pre-installed on my Vista Home Premium HP machine. If I ever were to need to "reinstall" it - how would I go about it? I do have the Recovery Disks I initially made, but would certainly hate to have to go back to them and lose so much. I am doing a weekly backup to an external drive, but I think it only does "data" stuff, and not something like IE. I also have the pre-set D:\ Recovery Disk, but I haven't been able to do a fresh backup to it because it says it's full - and I don't know if it would backup IE and other programs or not, or if it just does the data also. I use the built-in BackUp your Computer function in Vista to do the backups. (I may know just enough to be a hazard, since I'm not quite sure how these backups work, even [or maybe especially] after trying to read Microsoft info on it.)
So, this isn't an urgent question, because I seem to be working fine now, but it did get me wondering how I would go about this, expecially if IE were toasted and I couldn't ask you folks how to save myself!