<<Is IE6 still supported?>>http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifean24
<<Any clues why this change to IE7 would have resolved a Windows Updates problem?>>
Not really...any moreso than the fact that updating anything (browser, drivers, XP, programs) often solves existing problems. IMO, that's the purpose of the updates...to solve situations that existed with previous versions or to add security or features/options that were not available in previous versions.
I could be wrong in my philosophy. Personally, I don't update drivers when current ones do the job...but I do update programs and XP components when such are released, if the updates are security-related or if such offer features that I would like on my system.
<<And why does IE insist on using Ask.com?>>
Any user can reset the default search engine/website, http://windows.about.com/od/usinginternete...efault_sear.htm
I suspect that the IE default must always be reset when moving from one version to another...it seems to me that I just do so automatically. Actually...I don't use the IE search options...I just make Google my home page and go back to it when I want to do a search.
Edited by hamluis, 02 October 2008 - 06:49 AM.