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Reinstall IE in XP

By jimrinflorida ·
If IE gets corrupted in XP how do you reinstall it? If you use a cd which version can you use if you have XP SP2 Home Edition. I think I ran into a version conflict one time a while back when trying to install IE in XP. Any suggestions would sure be appreciated!!

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by jonno112 In reply to Reinstall IE in XP

Method I
One likely cause of IE6 and OE6 not functioning properly is a corrupted file. Microsoft says this is the "most" likely cause, but I think that's wishful thinking. To run a check on the files and see if one or more is corrupted use the System File Checker that is included with Windows XP.

Click [Start] [Run] and type sfc /scannow in the [Open] box.
(Note that there is a space between sfc and /scannow)

In all likelihood you will be prompted to insert the Windows XP CD ROM. If you don't have it available there is no point in continuing unless you have the files available on your hard drive and have changed the location of the XP installation files in the registry. If you do have the files copied to the hard drive, the default install location may be modified using the registry edit shown below.

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value) // Value Name: SourcePath
Setting for Value Data: [Set using the path to the installation files, i.e. G:\WXPCCP_EN]
Exit Registry and Reboot

Running System File Checker is not a fast process. The machine I use for the majority of my everyday work is only a P-III 866 with 784MB RAM and a 20GB/5400 RPM C drive and it took between 7-8 minutes running off the hard drive. Expect much longer times if you run from the CD. Once the System File Checker has finished, reboot and test to see if the problem has been resolved. If the problem still exists you have three choices.

In-place upgrade of Windows XP

Repair Windows XP

Reinstall Windows XP

I got this from the geek there is also a second option there as well

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by BorgInva In reply to Reinstall IE in XP

You can try reinstalling Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 and then all updates after.

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by suggsb In reply to Reinstall IE in XP

Hopefully you still have the XP Home Edition CD. If so follow these simple steps:

To Reinstall IE6 In Windows XP:
1) Insert the Win XP CD
2) Open Start / Run and type:
rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 c:\windows\inf\ie.inf


Don't forget to do ALL of your Microsoft critical updates afterwards!!

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