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Issues with latest Windows IE

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 05:27 PM
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Hi, I downloaded the latest windows IE.

It has changed the security settings on my pc. I have gone in to try to customise it because it is damn near impossible to do anything online.

for eg:

It wont allow me to upload pics/content from my pc.

When I post this message, it won't automatically bring up the post...

It is not bringing up certain pages!

It is so annoying!

can anyone help here?





posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 01:29 AM
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Yeah, I hear it does that to bad boys. (jk)

Here is the basic steps to make changes to IE7 Security Settings:

Open Internet Explorer.
Click Tools and select Internet Options.
Click the Security tab.
Select the zone you want to change the security level for.
Move the slider up or down to the appropriate setting.
Click OK


This site lists the recommended setings for stricter security, but the chart can be helpful for you to understand the settings.

Be aware that each time you relax the security settings you risk catching something bad.

Prepare yourself for the flood of mandatory "you should switch to firefox" posts on this thread. (shhh. Don't tell them ff is plauged with memory leaks) LOL.


Best of Luck





[edit on 12/11/07 by makeitso]



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 08:54 AM
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Switch to Opera(HAH! Bet you didn't see that coming!)

[edit on 11-12-2007 by sardion2000]



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 12:16 PM
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There are 2 possible solutions:

1)download and install Firefox

2You can redo ie 7 as suggest by post above
OR

You can go back to ie 6 if you like-it is really easy.

go to control pannel>add/remove programs>windows internet explorer 7 and remove it.

after saying yes, it will take u back to ie 6 and then you reboot.

Hope this helps ya.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 01:26 PM
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Drop IE and go with Firefox.

I've had few problems with FF that I used to have constantly with IE.

You'll be much happier.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 02:29 PM
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I use firefox. It's much easier and more secure without the need for massive blocking of your browser experience.

However, for sites that run activeX controls I use IE6. I still can't access my company's intranet with IE7, and rather than fix the site, I'm using IE6.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 05:07 PM
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thanks for all of the advice!

I will definitely have a look at firefox.




posted on Dec, 15 2007 @ 04:22 PM
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From what I have seen, IE7 looks like it was made for Vista, it works much better on Vista than on XP.

I do not have any problems with IE, but as it is my second choice browser (after Opera and before Firefox), maybe it is just a case of not using it enough.

PS: Opera is the best.



posted on Dec, 16 2007 @ 03:55 AM
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Remember MS is trending towards limiting what you can do. They also have an ability to 'update' Windows Defender without your knowing and change the very nature of the program - for instance there's some thought they plan to limit uploading or downloading of HD-DVD content, if it does not find a certain kind of digital rights management signature.

Myself, I'm sticking with the original and avoiding all the 'security updates', for now.

I've not had a problem, but I do plan to start using a router to allow a hardward firewall.

Good luck!



posted on Jan, 29 2008 @ 11:07 PM
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^ Firefox is more fun and seems to have less problems. I am also suggesting this to IE.




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