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    Installing IE6 (W98)

    I run W98 and IE5 - and have from time time installed updates online as and when recommended by Microsoft (yes, I know - but I am no expert). My silly question is:- Can I simply install IE6 over the top of all that exists in my PC already? Or is it more complicated than that? Would such an installation affect updated display and printer drivers I recently installed?
    Sorry if this is all too "basic" - perhaps I ought to leave it to those who know what they are doing.

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    Re: Installing IE6 (W98)

    The install of IE 6 should go on top of the older version. I have done this to IE5.0, IE5.01 and IE5.5 with no problems.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Installing IE6 (W98)

    ..same here. IE6 has no effect at all on display or other hardware drivers. If you're in doubt, during the install, choose the 'Rollback' option - all you need is HD space.

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    Re: Installing IE6 (W98)

    Thanks to you, and to DaveA, for prompt replies, and the assurance given.

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    Re: Installing IE6 (W98)

    Related query: Is it safe to use my Windows XP Home SP1 (oem) CD as the source to install IE6 on my brother's W98 PC?

    The reason I'd like to do this is that his IE died a few days ago, along with the Windows explorer. I tracked his problems via MS KB articles, and have Windows back OK, but according to the final relevant KB article (160158) may need to uninstall/reinstall IE. So, rather than using the version on his W98 CD, I'd prefer to skip the upgrades (& downloads via modem) and move directly to IE6.

    I'm concerned that using my XP CD to source IE6 could screw up his W98, even though I don't see why it should. After all, since IE is a freebie, it shouldn't matter where it comes from?

    Given the dramas of the last couple of days, a clean rebuild of the PC is overdue, but I can't spare more time for this than absolutely needed right now. So. a band aid will suffice for now, and I know it'll take more time overall, when the rebuild is eventually done.
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    Re: Installing IE6 (W98)

    Thanks Dave - saved some precious time!

    I'll follow the leader - order the CD and leave the IE upgrade 'til it arrives.
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    Re: Installing IE6 (W98)

    "Related query: Is it safe to use my Windows XP Home SP1 (oem) CD as the source to install IE6 on my brother's W98 PC?"

    NO, it is different and was written for XP. The installer will not work with 98.

    You will find that each Win 98, Me, Nt 2K and XP use a different source when down loaded. You can order a CD and it will work with most of the OS's, this is route I use.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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