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Question: Can I Just Do Without Ie? Not Sure....

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#1 Sharonsthere


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:53 PM

Where is the right place to post hypothetical/general questions regarding my computer? Some of these questions I have are so minor that I hate to take up space with them.
One pressing one is: Can I just get rid of IE? I did a search for IE and came up with so many results.
Also, is the search function here not able to search a phrase? Thanks everyone.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:00 PM

Since MS made IE a part of the operating system, you cannot get rid of it, but you can---and probably SHOULD---use a different browser that is NOT part of the OS: Firefox or Opera are both considered to be better, and often faster, than IE.

The search engine here at BC is certainly not the latest word, and works best with only one word (larger than 4 four letters); it takes some practice to figure out what one word will yield the best results, but key in on the unique word in the phrase and you will get better results.

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#3 JohnWho


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:52 PM

Yeah, what jgweed said -

You can do without IE, but you can't get rid of it.

Use it to download another browser, as suggested, then install the other browser and simply ignore IE. It won't go away, but it won't get in the way, either.

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#4 rowal5555


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:39 PM

To find the best place to post, just go to Forums Tab at the top of any page and pick your Operating System, Web Browsing etc; the one that seems most likely for your question.


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