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By sbhuck ·
How do I get updates to install when they do not recognize that I have IE5.5Sp2, at another web site, I found that someone else was having the same trouble with IE6 updates not recognize they have IE6?
Now the answer: Here is the method to get updates to install when they do not recognize that you are using the particular version of IE, either IE5.5SP2 or IE6:
Save the update to C: drive
Clilck Start, run, type in C:\updatename /n:v
Press OK
This will work for all such problem updates.
By the way Chas you weere right it is a form of file extraction.

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by TheChas In reply to my question and answer

Hi Wilbur,

Thanks for the information.

One thought that may be part of the update installation issue.

If you attempt to install an older update after a newer one that supersedes the older update, you may get the wrong version error.
This is because the update is checking a file date and revision on key system files. If the file being checked on your system is a different revision than allowed by the file table for the update, the installer will generate a wrong version error.

I try to install ALL updates in the order that they were released.
This method avoids accidentally replacing a newer file with an older file that is less secure.

Chas

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by sbhuck In reply to

This is the only way to contact you, I had a crash and your emial address was one victim. In the end I decided to go to Netscape 7.0, and now I have all my email and other important information changed over. I though a bout Mozilla, and I took a look at it, but after the third sending of the report on a problem, I decided I had enoughof that dealing with IE5.5 or IE 6. Atleast now I have a broswer which will have continuing support.
I know this is one avenue you said aI could take, and once OI get used to the new mail system, I can live with it.
Thanks give another answer about what I shoud keep my yey opened to about Netscape, since this is new water to be swimming in.
Wilbur Huck

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by TheChas In reply to my question and answer

Hi Wilbur,

I sent you an e-mail so that you can capture my e-mail address again.

My biggest concern about Netscape, is that they just layed off most of their programming staff. Prior to this, AOL made a long term licensing deal with Microsoft.
This raises the question about how much longer they will be providing support for the browser.

Still, I think Netscape is a better alternative for W98 systems at this time.

The good news is that Netscape is built on the Mozilla core, so if you need to, it will be nearly painless to switch to Mozilla.

I still use IE a lot. That is because I have a spell checker that I can use that only works with IE.
Using the spell checker, I feel better about the answers I post in the forums here.

Chas

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by sbhuck In reply to

I had Mozilla, but one two many times I needed to send iformation back, reminded me to much of IE6

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