Problems with IE security in XP Pro

By DJSmuckers
Dec 27, 2002
  1. I just got a new Dell laptop. The laptop came with XP Home edition, so I formatted it and installed XP Pro. Well, I have done this MANY times before on my desktop system without any problems. The problem I am having is that IE is having some weird issues. For example, once the installation was complete, I went to windowsupdate and tried to get updates and it told me there were none. I know for a fact that's not true. I don't even have SP1 for XP. Then I went to fileshack to get a file and they wouldn't let me because they said my browser was not setup to accept cookies. I went into tools -> Internet options -> security and set EVERYTHING to low. I even added a manual allowance for that particular website's cookies, and it still won't work. I have no idea what to do. Is reformatting and getting rid of whatever bug this is my only option? Thanks, Lloyd
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Well if you just formatted and reinstalled everything, then you probably aren't going to lose much information, so I say it is worth a shot.

    But did you get any errors during install? That is strange that IE just plain won't work after a clean install.

    Also I am assuming you purchased this copy of XP? :p
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