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IE 10 for  W7

By learninmypc
Feb 26, 2013
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    I will never have google chrome on my pc's because google tracks the user.
    I too have a ton of bookmarkls, not 4000, but alot :)
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,838   +926

    Dude, you have to go through them from time to time. Half of them have probably been pulled due to DMCA complaints....ROFLMAO....

    (Of course I'm not speaking from personal experience, and it's rude of you to ask). Still..LOL.
     
  3. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    A lot of the latest ones I've added are articles. Instead of having ten thousand magazines in my house, I have 4000 bookmarks...would that be fine? :D
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,838   +926

    I expect that magazines, and bookmarks of magazines share a common characteristic, a person usually never bothers to read old magazines, but they're too good to throw away.

    Bookmarks granted, do not require the guest bedroom to house them.

    I expect it depends on who you're expecting to visit, as to whether that's a virtue or a vice...;)
     
  5. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    I suppose that's why some people just clip articles from magazines and throw them in a folder. Then, toss the magazine. :p

    Maybe it's time to spend one Saturday surfing through all my bookmarks, and begin pruning.
     
  6. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 832   +11

    I tried to download IE 10 today because KK told me that people might be able to hack my computer if I was using IE8 The download went along just fine until the very end When a message popped up saying ( this is paraphrasing) You can't have IE10 because you don't have Windows sp3. I guess I only have SP 1. So I just upgraded to IE9. I'm like you Learning.I seldom if ever use it.
    Why don't I have Sp3 I thought the upgrades ( or what ever you call them were automatic
    Oops sorry Learning I didn't start out to hijack your thread. Honest ;0)
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    If in fact you're using W7, you don't get SP3 to the best of my knowledge. Now if you're talking about XP,yes, you need SP3 but then you can't have IE 10 on XP.
    You aren't hijacking my thread,as far as I'm concerned.
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,838   +926

    OK, well first, there is no "Service Pack 3" for either Vista or Windows 7, so you must be running Windows XP.

    Just right click on "My Computer", then click on "Properties", and the basic computer information will pop up, and include the version of Windows that is running on your computer.

    To the best of my knowledge, you can reach the "Service Pack" level of an install through cumulative update or direct download. More correctly, I believe that if your computer has been updated regularly, "Service Pack 3", will be a much smaller download, than it would be without regular updating.

    First, "upgrade" is a completely different term from "update".

    If you decided to go from "XP Home Edition, to "XP Professional" version, that would be an "upgrade".

    Just fixes applied to your existing OS would be considered, "updates".

    As I said, "Service pack 3" may have to be installed, but the download will be much smaller if you've been applying regular updates, than if you heven't.

    I don't know if they've changed the rules regarding IE-10 on XP. But just to be sure, were you downloading the browser DIRECTLY from a Microsoft Download page?
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    For those that don't know, KK is Kim Komando
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,838   +926

    Well, anything can be hacked eventually. And who knew there would eventually be a bleach blonde computer "Oprah", instilling fear, paranoid, and FUD, into the minds of the uninformed.

    Frankly, I'd turn down the sound and just check out her a**.....
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Thankfully Kim Komando is by far better looking & smarter than oprah. I don't care for oprah at all.jmho
     
     
  12. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 832   +11

    What do you mean. "If, in fact you're using W7'? You know darn good and well I'm using W7.Or, At least you should. We have been in contact with each other through e-mails, and Teamviewer for how many years now?:D
    O.k. Back to the matter at hand, I thought it said sp3. I must have read it wrong. I'm going back to that same source, and try to download IE10 again. Then I will post back here and tell you what it really said.
     
  13. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 832   +11


    No I am not running XP. I am running W7 and have been for, I guess about 2 years now. Obviously what happened is I read it wrong, and only thought it said SP-3 Small print and I don't always get along. Going to go back to the site and see what it really said..

    I could not remember what site I used to try to download IE10 yesterday.. So We will never know what the message was, instead of SP3 I did download IE10 though.
    Concerning your comments about KK. I tend to agree with you. She has sent me to a lot of sites that had the red WOT warning. I wonder. Does she check out the sites before she suggests them to us. Or is she paid to recommend them?
     
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    That may be true, but since others in here have no idea what OS you're talking about, I ask.
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    From Kim's website "Notice: We give websites a "heads-up" before mentioning them in our Cool Sites of the Day. Still, my newsletters generate so much traffic that websites sometimes become unavailable. If you are unable to access today's Cool Site now, please try later. It is a working site.".
    I too have seen a few red wot circles. Thankfully I didn't need that item.
     
  16. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 832   +11

    Doesn't it bother you, at least a little, that she would send you to a Red Wot Spot? I know it does me.
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Of course it did. But I haven't seen any of them lately. Not to mention, I won't click on anything unless its a green circle.
     
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,838   +926

    OK, I have my installation of Windows 7 set to notify me of updates, but not download or install them. System info says I am at SP-1.

    So, I checked the updates. Lo and behold, there was IE-10, just waiting to be downloaded and installed.

    So, I did exactly that, and it works fine. There was NO 3rd party intervention, just me, and M$.

    That tells me I don't need some harpy to drive me into hysterics about being hacked or any f*****g else.

    The trouble you two are having, is you don't recognize a social engineering ploy when it's staring you right in the face.

    "Hi, my name is "Kim Komando". I bleach my hair blonde and wear all white so you'll know that I'm one of the good guys. Next, I call myself "Komando" because that should immediately associate me with toughness and a take no prisoners policy. Blah, blah, blah...And did I ever tell you how much web traffic I produce....Wow! If you weren't impressed before, you damned well better be now....
     


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