Should I update to Internet Explorer 7?

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I just now visited Microsoft in order to update WindowsXP. The WindowsXP updates went just fine. However, I rejected two updates to IE, including an upgrade to IE7 (I now use IE6).

    I use Internet Explorer (IE) ONLY when I do a Windows update from Microsoft.

    Should I allow IE to be updated? Or not?
     
  2. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    I did at home and all I use IE for there is Win Updates. Works fine.

    At work, we didn't upgrade because we must use IE on a few sites. And as of this summer, IE7 wouldn't work everywhere we needed to go...
     
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    IE should be fully updated and patched, even if you don't use it. It's integrated into the OS, and as with everything else, you want it up to date.
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Upgrade :thumb:
     
  6. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    (Sigh) Okay, I shall do it tomorrow. Thank you all for the advice.
     
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    That's curious. I refused the patches for Outlook and WMP for the reasons of not being used, so the the need to install IE7 escapes me. Before the patch-tuesdays, all windows are out-of-date but our installed security covers those vulnerabilities. Maybe I'm missing something here...
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I would not update.
    It would only a new set of new problems to the OS.
    Besides, if you don't use ... why upgrade.
    Mrk
     
  9. sweater

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    Me too, I was then thinking of upgrading to IE7 but somehow there's no point on that coz I am not interested on using it. It could only adds up to fill up my hard drive and maybe there could be some incompatibilities with it. :p

    I just trust my Firefox browser on which it updates regularly and its getting better and better. What more could you ask for? It's almost perfect. :cool: ;)
     
  10. mistycat

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    I have read of and seen people with Security in IE7 causing problems with Bittorrent.
     
  11. Hairy Coo

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    Its very quirky and idiosyncratic,with a strange layout- but is problem free and supposed to be faster than 6.

    Once you get used to it and D/L a few addons-the tabs are a great convenience.:thumb:

    Still think M/S should just have bought out Maxthon!
     
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    Why? When they can steal from them instead.
     
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