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Posted: March 2, 2005, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

I need some help from all you computer whizes................I am trying to install IE 6.........I now have IE 5.5.  My ISP upgraded and said I need to have IE 6 to have all the features on my home page.

Here is the problem.  I downloaded IE 6............tried to install it.......it gave me a message stating that "you currently have an install that needs to have your computer restarted before you can install this".....somewhat like that language...........anyhow, of course, I restarted like 10 times nothing was different.......when I clicked on the IE 6 download the same message came up............well, I thought to myself, I wonder if they are talking about the updates that I need to install, so I spent all my free time today at the microsoft website updating everything I needed to. 

Well, computer has been restarted and also shut down and started up again and when I click on the IE 6 install, it gives me that darn message again.

Is there some way I can find out what installation I haven't completed on my computer?  I have no idea what they are talking about........

Any ideas??????????

Sandy

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    Posted: March 2, 2005, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

    Sandy,

    You didn't indicate if you are using Windows XP or not.

    If so, did you install service pack 2 yet?

     

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      Posted: March 2, 2005, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

      I am using Windows ME, Todd..................

      I installed everything that needed an update for........there are no updates left.  I know I did the service pack but I don't know which one.

      Sandy

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        Posted: March 2, 2005, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

        I am very sorry to have to say this, but Win ME = the worst operating system Microsoft ever made.  I don't have a direct answer, other than (1) I'm sure there's some registry entry somewhere that needs to be reset, and some intense Googling should track it down, and (2) upgrade to WinXP.

         

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          Posted: March 3, 2005, 4:00 am - IP Logged

          Sandy

          On the top middle left of your browser says Help next to Tools, with your mouse left click on Help and a menu will come down from Help, move down to where it says About Internet Explorer and with your mouse left click on it and it will show to you the version of Internet Explorer that you have installed, you should have :

          Version 6.0.2800.1106
          Cipher Strenght: 128-bit

          If you do, then you are O.K.

          Not being there with you, is hard to help from a distance.

          Good luck.

          If you don't see the "Version 6" thing on "About Internet Explorer" on "Help", then let me know and I will see if I can help you some more.

          Bye.

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            Posted: March 3, 2005, 7:47 am - IP Logged

            5.5 Lantern...................Todd, I am not upgrading because a new computer is on the agenda this year.  WinME really hasn't given me any problems....I don't blue screens and actually has been very good to me.

            Lantern, that is the problem......I am trying to install 6.0 and it won't let me...

            Sandy

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              Posted: March 3, 2005, 8:33 am - IP Logged

              Sandy, can you please post the exact error message that appears.  I need to see the precise text of the message, and I should be able to help you.

               

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                Posted: March 3, 2005, 9:10 am - IP Logged

                Alrighty.........here is the message when I click on the IE 6 install.......

                "A previous installation has pending work requiring a reboot.  You need to restart your computer to complete that installation before running Internet Explorer setup.  Setup will now close."

                Someone just Pm'd me and suggested I remove IE 5.5 and then install 6.0...

                I just don't know if it is worth all that.  I can live with my ISP home page as is I guess until I get a new computer........probably in June or July or when I can a deal on one.

                Sandy

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                  Posted: March 3, 2005, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                  Problem solved, here you go:

                  http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=309314

                   

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                    Posted: March 3, 2005, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                    Todd........ thank you............it worked after I went to the url you posted and did what they said to do. 

                    I betcha you win on a quick pik today because ya did a good deed.......lol 

                    Sandy

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                      Posted: March 3, 2005, 11:11 am - IP Logged

                      Awesome, glad it worked!  Let me know when you start shopping for a PC...

                       

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                        Posted: March 3, 2005, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                        I will do that, Todd...............again, thanks!!

                        Sandy

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                          Posted: March 3, 2005, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                          I am glad that Todd helped, not having had that problem myself with Win98SE I would not know how to fix it.

                          And I am afraid that Todd is also very much right about WinME.

                          But like you, I like my Win98SE, even so I will either build or buy a new computer sooner or later, maybe this year sometime, I think I will build it, because I want to learn how, I think that I already know how, but have to do it to know for sure and if I don't then I will learn as I do it, I have all the info that I need already to do it with.

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                            Posted: March 3, 2005, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                            Good luck, Lantern.

                            All my husband's work friends when they come over laugh at me when I say I like my ME.................I have Windows 2000 on my laptop.....I like that also...............I really have had no exposure to Windows XP except when my husband's laptop is up and running and I only glance at it while he is working.  I have a comfort level and XP looks like it's a bit different so I have been hesitating till I get into my bold mold........

                            All the work people and my husband tell me not upgrade........get a new computer because when you upgrade all little pieces of the prior one are left behind and you can never clean it all up.  All I know for sure is I hate Compaq (HP) computers........had 2 in my life and both were junk.

                            Sandy

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                              Posted: March 3, 2005, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                              Sandy said  "All the work people and my husband tell me not upgrade........get a new computer because when you upgrade all little pieces of the prior one are left behind and you can never clean it all up."

                              I think that they are right.

                              "All I know for sure is I hate Compaq (HP) computers........had 2 in my life and both were junk."

                              I myself don't like DELL COMPUTERS.

                              But I like cheap emachines.

                              Sandy, you don't have to buy a new computer if you don't want to, so long as your present PC can do all that you want it to do and you are happy with it, There is no reason to buy a computer just because is new or newer than the one that you have now, it all depends on the demands of the programs that you run on your Pc, if your Pc can do the job O.K. then there is no need for a new Pc, but a program like LottoSync needs a fast computer and if you want to run very many programs at the same time then you might also need more memory besides more speed.

                              Good luck to you also.

                              At any rate all that you would need is a new motherboard with processor, heat sink, cooler fan and memory already installed and you could keep your case with power suppply, modem, hard drive, cd drive, floppy drive and cables, you might also maybe need a new video-audio card, unless the new motherboard has the audio and video built in.

                              Also you would need to back up on CD and or floppy all the drivers used by the hardware and or you might want to download them from the internet and burn them into a CD.

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