Internet Explorer 10 - again!

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Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:33 pm

Nine months ago I had problems with IE10 and Keith kindly gave me instructions on how to remove it and get IE9 back again. In December, I stupidly decided to try it again and all was going well until I had to update Adobe Flash Player today in order to visit another group of which I am moderator. Once again, I was unable to update. I remembered Keith's instructions and tried to uninstall but it didn't work this time - and I didn't have the automatic updates turned on. I resorted to System Restore but unfortunately, the restore points only go back as far as 18 December and I installed IE10 on 15 December. Actually, IE10 won't allow me to do any System Restore.

I thought of installing another browser but I can't even do that. Any suggestions? I'm not functioning too well at the moment anyway because we've just lost a second unborn grandchild today. Well not actually lost yet, it's worse this time as our daughter-in-law has had what they call a missed miscarriage. The baby has been dead for two weeks but she hasn't yet miscarried.

I'm dreading tomorrow when everyone starts wishing me a happy birthday when it will be anything but happy.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:07 pm

I should have said that I've already checked that the enable box is ticked in downloads in Internet Options.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Nick » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:49 am

Sorry for your loss & the dreadful situation for your DiL.

I'm no use on IE as I use Chrome.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:10 am

Thanks, Nick. The PC is really the least of my problems at the moment but thought I'd ask in case Keith drops by.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:55 pm

Oh joy and jubilation! I've got IE9 back again. It's taken me all day and I had a load of problems doing it including losing the internet altogether because I had no browser but at last it's back to normal and I'm able to download again. I've downloaded google chrome as well just in case of problems.

I was tempted to download ie11 but it doesn't work with Ancestry.co.uk which is the site I use most of all so I stuck with IE9. My email account doesn't like it but I'll have to manage.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Nick » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:58 pm

I'm actually thinking of getting a Chromebook for Claire - it's perfect for what she does.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:00 pm

I've got a laptop too which I use when we go to the caravan. About 5 weeks ago Dave suddenly expressed a wish to learn how to use the computer. That shocked me but I showed him the basics and was sure he'd get fed up with it after a couple of days. To my surprise, he's persisted with it and is now a regular on Facebook. He's currently nagging me to do something to make the laptop work faster. I have to admit it's a bit slow so that will be my next project. It's always been a bit slow but I put that down to mobile internet. Obviously I was wrong.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Nick » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:32 am

Lynda wrote:I've got a laptop too which I use when we go to the caravan. About 5 weeks ago Dave suddenly expressed a wish to learn how to use the computer. That shocked me but I showed him the basics and was sure he'd get fed up with it after a couple of days. To my surprise, he's persisted with it and is now a regular on Facebook. He's currently nagging me to do something to make the laptop work faster. I have to admit it's a bit slow so that will be my next project. It's always been a bit slow but I put that down to mobile internet. Obviously I was wrong.


ROFL

Lynda - I always told you that you were a techie, now you are a guru too.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:00 am

I must admit to feeling more confident these days. I would never have tried anything at all had it not been for the help I've had from the very kind folk in this group.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby keith » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:09 pm

Lynda

what specs ( CPU and memory are the laptop ) and what operating system are you running
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:22 pm

I'm ashamed to say I don't know, Keith. I'll have to take a look tomorrow. One of my sons had a look a few weeks ago when I uploaded my family tree and said there's plenty of memory left but he's no expert. I've used a couple of clean up programs on it - the same ones I use for the PC but it hasn't made any difference.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby keith » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:13 am

Memory and HDD capacity are different kettles of Fish,

For many older laptops the fastest most cost effective upgrade if you don't need a huge amount of storage, ( I have external drives for photos etc ) is a cheap SSD, one of my older laptops took 2-3 minutes to boot with a SSD 15 seconds tops
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:58 am

It's not old, Keith. Unless you call less than two years old?
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:37 pm

Finally managed to wrest the laptop away from Dave for long enough to get some details:

CPU B950@ 2.10GHz
Installed Memory 4.00 GB
64 bit OS

If you need more info, Keith, you'll need to tell me exactly where I will find it.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby keith » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:58 pm

That Spec will run W7 more than adequately especially for browing etc.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:07 pm

I know it should but it's so, so slow and getting slower every day.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Nick » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:58 am

I would do a clean reinstall or set the OS back. It's amazing how things add themselves.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:04 am

That would mean losing my copy of my family tree which, once uninstalled, cannot be reinstalled. I put it on there back in November not expecting Dave to suddenly decide he wants to use the internet. I need to have a copy because the Ancestry site has been unstable for the last six months and I don't want to lose 3½ years work.
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby keith » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:23 pm

Have you tried malwarebytes.

What Av are you running ?
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 - again!

Postby Lynda » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:01 pm

I'm using Avast and I clean up with Iobit. They both seem to work well with the PC. I've never had any problems with the laptop until Dave started using it. He swears he hasn't clicked anything he shouldn't and to be honest he's still so much of a novice that he certainly hasn't managed to visit any dodgy sites. He sticks to Facebook and the Yahoo news page.
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