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    IE 6.0 Installation (6.0)

    Because of the problems I am having with my currently installed 5.50 on Windows 98, I want to install IE 6.0. But I want to know if I can simply install it directly over 5.50. Everything I read says it's no problem. My concern is 1) Will it wipe out my extensive Favorites list? and more importantly 2) Will it alter my related Outlook Express file? I have hundreds of important work-related emails on file, plus an extensive address book. I have a huge fear that if I install this new 6.0 everything will be erased. Can any of you assure me this won't happen?

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    Re: IE 6.0 Installation (6.0)

    Let me put it this way. I have upgraded IE several times { including to IE 6.0} and never lost anything. All it is "Supposed" to do is Upgrade the version you already have. But you are working with a machine and there is no way anyone can assure you that there will be no problems. I suggest if your that concerned, to backup everything that you are concerned about just in case. But as I said, I have never lost anything upgrading to the newer versions of IE.

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    Re: IE 6.0 Installation (6.0)

    As Cowboy said, it's a safe bet to install without losing anything. Go for it.

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    Re: IE 6.0 Installation (6.0)

    OK guys, thanks very much. I'm gonna let 'er rip!

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    Re: IE 6.0 Installation (6.0)

    Ptprism--

    If your're updating to IE6SP1 don't forget to also update Outlook Express with its separate SP1 not contained in IE6SP1
    331923: Outlook Express 6 SP1 after you download IE6SP1 and
    330994:Cumulative Patch for Outlook Express 6

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    Backing Up Favorites

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    Re: IE 6.0 Installation (6.0)

    Thanks to you and everybody that responded. I will make sure they all get installed. I tried something first--that is, installed it over the 5.50 on my "back-up" computer and it worked like a charm. No problems and no loss of information. I will install all of these others also--on BOTH computers.

    Thanks again.

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