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ie6 woes : why must we have this !

By tech_wiz03 ·
Ok got my system finally going and working good with 3 operating system on one box. Now I use ie5 and do want to upgrade it to ie6 because that what caused so many of my problems! I go to install Visual Studio VB.net and Micro!@@##$#@! tryies to force ie6 down my throat!. This is a programming enviroment not a web surfing one.

How can I tell MS where to go with their ie6 and still get use this expensive vb.net thing.

Thanks
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by dmiles In reply to ie6 woes : why must we ha ...

What Microsoft has done is integrated IE6 into the program and you are stuck,they did the same with Win XP
You could load the software,then use the ADD/REMOVE Programs,you cannot delete IE6 this way but you may be able to restore to IE5,to eliminate IE6 use the utility IERadicator a free utility download and then run IE5 from the Microsoft web site

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Ok so microsoft is no longer a viable programing situation I will just have to use my vb2cx translator so I can port my applications and clients to linux.

thanx

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to ie6 woes : why must we ha ...

Killed ie6 and replaced it with ie5. Opened vb.net and was informed studio.net cannot start without ie6 insert componet disk to install upgrade or choose cancel to exit.

Exit damages vb.net so that full install must occur again.

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by TheChas In reply to ie6 woes : why must we ha ...

As stated, Microsoft integrates many program functions into IE versions. If you don't have the correct or newer version of IE, some functions just don't work.

For the sake of argument, I assume that your OS's are W98, W2K, and XP.

XP already has IE6.

For W98 and XP, the most common problem with IE 6 is caused by using an older video card.
If you have an ATI Radeon, or a Nvidia based card, you should be okay as long as you have the latest drivers installed.

Alternately, you may be able to use 3rd party VB.net creation software without installing IE6.
My only concern then would be do VB.net applications run on a PC without IE6?

It is very possible the M$ requires you to install IE 6 with Visual Studio because programs created with Visual Studio require IE 6 to run.

Chas

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Ok so microsoft is no longer a viable programing situation I will just have to use my vb2cx translator so I can port my applications and clients to linux.

thanx

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