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#132009 - 01/09/05 02:12 AM Removing Old Applications
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: SI,New Zealand
Since I've moved away from IE6, I'd like to get rid of it.
But Windas XP tells me that I can't.
It says that there is another application using it and I should close that application first.
Go and do that and you are met with the Windas 'plorer window telling you that there is an error.
How do you get rid of these nasty app's if you don't need them any more?.
Firefox works perfectly for me and has no- where near the same memory load as IE6.
One thing that really kills me about Windas, is the use of the word "may".
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Windows Explorer has found a problem and may need to close.

And Poof! you're back to the Desktop, from where you came from.
Bugger!.

{Message edited to add missing UBB coding}


[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 01-09-2005).]
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#132010 - 01/09/05 06:54 AM Re: Removing Old Applications
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Registered: 01/30/02
Posts: 114
Loc: Ohio, USA
Mike...

DO NOT DELETE INTERNET EXPLORER!!!

THIS WILL CAUSE YOUR COMPUTER TO SUFFER A PERMANENT MELTDOWN!!!

Microsoft has interwoven IE into Windows and it uses it for general navigation through the operating system.

They have been sued over this issue and basically they have won. So we have to live with it.

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#132011 - 01/09/05 08:48 PM Re: Removing Old Applications
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Loc: Crown Point, NY, USA
I agree...I use Firefox too...can't stand IE, but you shouldn't delete it that's fer sure!

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#132012 - 01/10/05 10:54 AM Re: Removing Old Applications
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I read {unconfirmed} that IE is the only online way to get MS security patches/updates. Is that indeed the case?

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#132013 - 01/10/05 12:11 PM Re: Removing Old Applications
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Yes thats true...You must be running IE in order to get updates from MS...

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#132014 - 01/11/05 02:47 AM Re: Removing Old Applications
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Good Lord!,
Is that true?.
Such protectionism!.
Oh, now that it's over, I back the Anti-trust-suit!!.
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#132015 - 01/11/05 07:05 AM Re: Removing Old Applications
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Dear Mike!

Usually you get a message about the problem. A debug, or anything. That's sort of a feedback, which can give you advice about the problem.

I also have this window each time I close the Outlook, and I found out it is of Winfax, something was deleted of it and it is connected to outlook.

But to remove and reinstall winfax is one day and I ain't no time-millioner (if I was, I would chat with you. ).
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#132016 - 01/11/05 07:07 AM Re: Removing Old Applications
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what kinda anti-virus you use?

Another Idea, try to checck the control panel, there should be something to set the default explorer.
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