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    IE 6.0 in Rebuild (6.0.2800.1106IC)

    I am running a Dell OEM copy of Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition 4.10.2221 on an Optiplex GX200 (Pentium III, 866 mhz.). I recently upgraded the IE from 5.x to 6.0. I failed to document the details on the preupgrade version. It looks as though the result is a kluge, with Temporary Internet Files folders in both the Windows Temp folder and their own Temporary Internet Files folder under Windows.

    My current version of IE is 6.0.2800.1106IC with SP1; Q810847; and q313829.

    I am about to install a larger HDD. I plan to follow the suggestion in:

    http://www.aumha.org/a/parts.htm

    and set up separate partitons for the OS, programs, cache, data, etc.

    I realize that if I use the Win98 Reinstall CD from Dell, I will end up with IE 5.x again. It is probably the case that I can do a 'custom install' and avoid installing IE from the CD. I read that for $5 shipping, MS will send me a CD for IE 6.0 (SP1).

    Will I get a cleaner running system if I avoid the upgrade path?

    I noticed that, since I did the upgrade, all the icons in the Favorites dropdown are the same 'blue E' icons. It took a few days for the WOPR "alligator" and the Yahoo "Y" to get replaced, but it happened.

    Perhaps with the CD I can save some space on my HDD. I don't want to mess with OE or Outlook. Perhaps I can do a custom install and avoid them altogether?

    Thanks,

    John
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    Re: IE 6.0 in Rebuild (6.0.2800.1106IC)

    "Will I get a cleaner running system if I avoid the upgrade path?"

    - No, you will not. You will have better running system, if you'll perform defragmenting after installation and later on the regular basis.

    "Perhaps with the CD I can save some space on my HDD."

    - Perhaps. But remember: this way you can save approximately 0.1 % (or one thousands) of free space on your new hard drive. Is it worth the effort?

    "Perhaps I can do a custom install and avoid them altogether?"

    - It is a very good idea. If you use mail client other than Outlook/Outlook Express, there is no reason to install these programs.
    Using Custom options during the installation, you have full control which components of the program to install.

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    Re: IE 6.0 in Rebuild (6.0.2800.1106IC)

    You can reassign the Temporary Internet Files folder back to the original place on the Internet Options box (Settings | Move Folder). Then, you can delete the other Temporary Internet Files (TIF) folder that is not in use.

    You Favorite icons disappeared because they were stored in your "TIF" -- and when the new one was created it did not drag the icons with it. Google search for "FavOrg" and that may help you.

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