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05-24-2012 10:34 AM
thanks RobAld, I ended up tracking it down to bad memory in the laptop that evidently corrupted part of the IE setup. Obviously it wasn't a huge problem with the memory, but all of a sudden I got a couple blue screens, and started doing hardware tests.. and memory failed. I've since removed one of the DIMMs and no errors. I'll see if the HP Recovery will repair the windows files or if I have to go through a full recovery of the system to factory. Now, to get the memory replaced by HP!
Thanks for your help though...
06-28-2012 12:48 AM
I don't want to be rude or anything, but why are you guys really having a post about IE? Internet Explorer is the worst browser I have ever seen. It is so buggy and is only causing headache because it doesn't work like other normal browsers. I was glad hearing that some shops had an "IE tax" for users shopping using an IE =D
No seriously, the Browser is horrible and totally absolete, MS doesn't follow common standards and it comes with Windows, taking much choice of competition, yet it is falling in popularity ^^
01-18-2013 11:02 AM - last edited on 01-18-2013 11:30 AM by OrnahE
IE9 is very fast and beautiful but not very usable because the GUI has been crippled. Microsoft DOES NOT listen to feedback when it comes to core design, GUI and customization of the browser. IE9 is the least customizable browser on the market now. Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera have more customizable GUIs. This is why I won't be using IE9. In other words, why I should go and stang long line even in very beautiful bank hall instead of applying for payday loans online? Microsoft ignored these issues during the beta saying it's by design. I get it that's by design, that's my problem! Can't you understand? Try not removing features as you move forward and surely you will get me to upgrade very happily. In some aspect, IE has always been falling short of the competition.
01-18-2013 12:24 PM
Sorry to hear about this. IE9 is still good ounce you set it up as like it. It is harder to do because there is no quick launch for settings. Like there is on Fire fox and Sarfri. With IE9 you have to go through every thing to make the correct changes. If you like some assisant with this please let me know. I will try to guide you through the steps. My is set with no browsers tool bars showing Bing as the search provider because when I do searches I hate it when every thing under the sun is listed. Bing search will take you directly to the site and only list a few different sites. Ounce you remove Act and google from the browser tool bar you will see the big differnce and any other third party browsers or search engines. The way I have mine set up is faster then fire fox and I can see what it being down loaded as well. It took me a while to figure out how to make these changes. Ounce you have learned the how to make the settings correct it will become a breeze to you. frrw
01-18-2013 01:44 PM
Actually Obooni - that's pretty short sighted of you, and a rather uninformed opinion.
I know people get irritated at things and are "lovers" or "haters" of software/hardware - in fact, I only know a handfull (ok - a couple) of people that don't really care one way or the other what they use. Personally - I've found issues on all types of computers and on all different software. In fact - I can't even swear by one, because as soon as I do - they screw up.... making me eat crow.
As far as some of the things you're saying... Microsoft has introduced, and helped write a lot of the standards that define how internet browsers operate. Most of the time their coding is what websites and the associated securities are built on. The engineers at MS have developed some of the best standards for security and encryption available. Not to say that there aren't others around, but we're talking functionality and security of IE which Microsoft would have quite a bit of attention on.
Now - at times in the past - they fell behind the 8 ball - not because they weren't concerned about these things.. but because coding and fixing issues in software is very difficult to get right. There's millions of lines of code, and as soon as you have to update one thing... you end up breaking a number of other things trying to do so. It's just not easy! thankfully - I think they've got that solved. (at least for the moment.)
As far as IE9 - it was rated as one of the most secure browsers available in the Summer of 2012. I think that was in a GFI Windows Security Newsletter.
Now the bug I had with IE was related to some crappy memory that HP put in my laptop corrupting some files. (In fact, this isn't the first problem I've had with memory from HP or one of their subsidiaries... They need to work on that...) I haven't had an issue since I personally fixed the memory problem, and have upgraded to Windows 8 with the new IE10, which I have to say is pretty awesome, although, again it'll be a bit of a change for some people - just as this version of Windows is different. I personally didn't like it much at first - but I'm coming around and it's REALLY fast... Surprisingly fast actually and very versatile.
I wish you luck - try to be flexible, cause whether or not we like it - the world will continue to change (and so will software...) Hell - that's one of the hardest lessons I had to learn.
02-02-2013 04:39 PM
Ok, so I am not real tech savy but i have been on computer for years. i just got a new HP Pavillion Laptop and I can't find my internet explorer on this computer. I can access google/chrome but I like internet explorer. i dont see it listed in my programs but i do see it checked off under windows features. Any ideas how i can get internet explorer 9 working on this computer or where i can locate it and get it on my desktop?
02-02-2013 09:30 PM
> i do see it checked off under windows features
Good. That means it's there even if you can't see it.
A simple way of trying to start it would be to Run... it.
E.g. press Win-R and enter:
iexplore.exe -nohome -extoff
I'm suggesting those (optional) switches to make the diagnosis from this test clear. The first one bypasses your Home page and the second one avoids any add-ons you may have. If an IE window opens, it proves that IE is there ready to be used even though you may not have any visible shortcuts to start it more conveniently.
So, if that works, just do it again without the switches and then you will be able to pin IE's Taskbar icon (right-click, Pin...) and then be able to open IE again more easily using its Taskbar button.