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    Windows XP - windows Update (Internet Explorer 6.0)

    I installed the Windows XP Internet Explorer patch a few days after Woody gave the all-clear. Being a novice I wanted no problems.

    However, since then my Earthlink task bar hangs after I try to disconnect from the internet and internet explorer is still active although all the windows were closed prior to exiting the internet. It becomes necessary to use the task manager to end my Earthlink Task bar but I have been unable to exit the internet unless I restart Earthlink and am prompted and priovided with a tool to "hang up first" before re-establishing a connection. When I try to shut down my computer, I am told that programs are still hanging (internet explorer) and am asked if I want to end those tasks.

    Besides all that my system is really slow. I looked under add and remove programs for the 824145 hotfix to remove, but it does not appear. The only thing closest is 824146. No dates of installation are listed, so I am not sure whether or not this is the one that needs removal. Does anyone else have the problem, and, if so, what is the cure? Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Windows XP - windows Update (Internet Explorer 6.0)

    In this case, the first thing to try would be to use System Restore to roll your computer back to an earlier point. You can find this under Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools.
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    Re: Windows XP - windows Update (Internet Explorer 6.0)

    Thanks for your help - I did this and now have my computer back to normal. Don't they test these things out at Microslop? I can't believe that they send us this garbage with dire warnings attached if we don't install it. I think the dire warning should come WITH the update. Thanks for the newsletter - I couldn't live without it and thanks again for your help.

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    Re: Windows XP - windows Update (Internet Explorer 6.0)

    Do they test them? I think so. Will they ever get it right? I have my doubts. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Glad you got it back to a working state.
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