Internet Explorer problem kinda solution

By corrie206
Jan 10, 2005
  1. Somewhere there was a thread about someone complaining that they could not surf the web in IE, even though they were connected to the internet.

    I have the same problem, but I use FireFox (WAAAAAYYY better...) which works fine and decided that I would give up on trying to upgrade my OS (in this case, Windows 2000)

    Some solutions said reinstall Win2000, but I really could not do that, because this is my work computer and can't afford to take it of for that period of time.

    Long story but I have found a way, which made me pretty excited , use Firefox or whatever, but open our microsoft update page in Windows Explorer (START -> Right click -> Explore), for some reason that works.

    Anyway, this may help somebody, thought I'd drop this post.

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    I don't think that is the solution. You are still using IE, only the IE page displays inside a Windows Explorer window.
    Back to the drawing board....
    As long as you use IE only for updates, you are fine. For everything else there is Firefox (or Opera or Mozilla).
  3. corrie206

    corrie206 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Yes, know its not solution, but at least I can now update Win2000. Thanks!
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