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    IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    See Internet Explorer 7: Home for information on downloading and installing. NOTE: if you have any prior IE 7 version installed you must uninstall it. The current version will not upgrade any IE 7 version.

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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    I've read a few mixed reviews of the Beta 2 release. Best to wait until it's out of Beta?

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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    Dennis.
    Wait. That's what I HAVE to do, since my bank refuses to get ahead of the curve and be compatible with the new version UNTIL it's out of Beta. ( this after I donated my only abacus to them for one of the tellers to use )
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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    Don't get me going on banks! Three weeks ago, I used my bank's ATM to withdraw cash and was shorted $105. Still waiting for the adjustment although I've been assurred again and again I have nothing to worry about. I think the ATM is still using Abacus 2 beta programming.

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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    I installed the IE 7.0 beta a few weeks ago w/no problems or bugs - a big improvement but still think Firefox does the tabs better (they can be re-arranged) & the "Organize Favorites" dialog is still less than useful. One interesting side-effect I've noticed is that (on my machine anyway) -- Windows Explorer is suddenly far more responsive than before installing the beta. This machine is an installation of Win XP (SP-2) w/appx 3 years of accumulated gunk. Before installing the beta, when opening Windows Explorer (in Explorer view) & navigating to My Documents or clicking on folders like Program Files or the Windows folder, the machine would spin its wheels for what seemed a year & a day before finally expanding the folder tree hierarchy on left, & displaying files on right. Now when open Explorer, files & folders are displayed instantly, without delay, no matter how convoluted the folder/subfolder hierarchy or how many files they contain. The difference is not subtle -- it is like nite & day. Installing the IE beta is only configuration change made during this time frame. Wonder if anyone else has observed this phenomenon or am I imagining things.

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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    My story is slightly different. I installed IE7 Beta and was having a search problem so I uninstalled it. Afterwards I thought that even my IE 6 was responding MUCH faster but i thought to myself, "How could that be ?" But now that I have seen your expierence, I feel much less crazy. As you said, the difference is not slight or a maybe ... it is obvious !!!!!

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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    Joe:

    I just (last night) installed v7, but I went back to 6.

    I had some "problems" with the new dialog concerning security in the Options. There were (it appears) a number of settings put in place that were causing me problems.

    Isn't there any way to install 7 and have it just leave settings like they were in 6?

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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    I doubt it. IE7 is supposed to be much safer out of the box than IE6. What new dialog are you talking about?

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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    >>
    I doubt it. IE7 is supposed to be much safe
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    They (MS) sure are amking a show of it. There are several more settings, and the one they think is the one you should pick gets highlighted.


    I can't replixate it now, as I'm back to '6'...

    It was somthing like firewalls give you about "Allow this...?"

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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    MS has let out a reg edit program that supposedly "spoof" the fact that IE7beta is only IE6.
    I haven't tried it but here it is.
    Create a file called SpoofIE6SP2.reg
    copy this to it and run it.
    There is also an UNspoof,reg to revert everything back to the original settings
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftWind owsCurrentVersionInternet Settings5.0User Agent]
    "Version"="MSIE 6.0"
    "Platform"="Windows NT 5.1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftWind owsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsUser AgentPost Platform]
    "SV1"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftInte rnet ExplorerVersion Vector]
    "IE"="6.0000"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionInternet Settings5.0User Agent]
    "Version"="MSIE 6.0"
    "Platform"="Windows NT 5.1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionInternet SettingsUser AgentPost Platform]
    "SV1"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerVersion Vector]
    "IE"="6.0000"
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I'll include the UNspoof version in a following post.
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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    The UNspoof:
    call this unspoofIE7.reg
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftWind owsCurrentVersionInternet Settings5.0User Agent]
    "Version"="MSIE 7.0"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftWind owsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsUser AgentPost Platform]
    "SV1"=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftInte rnet ExplorerVersion Vector]
    "IE"="7.0000"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionInternet Settings5.0User Agent]
    "Version"="MSIE 7.0"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionInternet SettingsUser AgentPost Platform]
    "SV1"=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerVersion Vector]
    "IE"="7.0000"
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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    As ever, Loungers unfamiliar with editing the Registry - even those audacious enough to use Beta Software - should be aware that Registry Patches - even from Microsoft - are capable of seriously damaging Operating System performance.

    If you have any doubts, set a restore point and/or back up your Registry before applying the patch.

    A patch that reverts to the previous situation may be affected by something you have applied to the Operating System in the meantime.
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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    unkamunka,
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    If you have any doubts, set a restore point and/or back up your Registry before applying the patch.

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    That's good advice for any major change. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    unkamunka:

    Restore points are really quick. They (seemingly) can't be backing up too much, even the registry, in such a short time.

    What the *heck* are they doing?

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    Re: IE 7 Beta 2 released (IE 7)

    Chuck,
    They are not backing up things, per se. They are creating a snapshot of your OS only, not any of your installed apps. They DO copy quite a lot of things.


    For a more detailed discussion on SR, go to: SYSTEM RESTORE
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