reply to post by Forevever
okay, the cd was a torrent i downloaded, it was called mini xp
there are programs that will take an original windows cd/dvd [or the installation partition/folder] and create a tweaked version [speed, settings,
themes, pre installed winrar and programs,etc you can also strip out components you don't want or need such as IE or Media Player in this case.
it's a win XP Pro with no browser installed one uses windows explorer [explorer.exe] to get on the internet and download your preferred browser by
typing the address in the address bar and hitting enter.
this is what all to noise about microsoft getting into a legal hassle in europe about the integration of the browser in the OS issue, was about
IE is just explorer with a few more functions, major security issue.
if you gaze into the interwebs using IE,
the interwebs can gaze into your computer.
it's like going for a space walk
if you haven't installed all your security patches and updates before
connecting to the internet 1st time,
you will be infected in less than 5 minutes, remember not all malware is going to slow down your machine, especially if it's after your private info.
lol have to agree with you, IE is definitley not for idiots.
but should be avoided by smart people, don't forget NSA has backdoors into windows.
edit on 1-8-2011 by DerepentLEstranger because: added edit
& additional comment