I was recently prompted, via automatic updates, to install the new IE7. This was the SECOND TIME I had fooled with this. The first time I had encountered such problems that I was driven to activate System Restore to rid myself of the program. Against strong misgivings, I stupidly tried the download again. I got an eternal download window, and the inexplicable opening of Webroot Spysweeper for MSN, neither of which I could shut down. Disgusted, I went to bed (yeah, I remained connected to Internet, DSL), fully expecting my pc to be in identical condition the next day. I was right. Again, I was unable to shut off either program using alt/control/delete override. Nor was I allowed to Restart or Turn Off the computer after many attempts to do so. Finally, I was forced to manually shut off. After that, MyBook external hard drive was no longer recognized. After trying several different options, including two System Restores (which at least rid me of any vestiges of the accursed IE7), I had to unplug MyBook from its power source, then from the back of the pc, repower and replug. This got me back to square one again after having had a good deal of frustration. Hopefully I won't encounter further problems down the line.
I don't intend to EVER open my pc up to IE7 again. I don't suppose that this problem is pandemic, my particular difficulty may be unique, but I would like to warn anyone who has not yet "upgraded" to this thing, they may get a monster.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 31 December 2006 - 09:51 PM.