IE turns into AOL!

Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2009 07:36 pm
I use Firefox and Thunderbird. My OS is Windows XP Home, my computer is HP a1550y.

I am unable to access Internet Explorer, although the icon is on my desktop. Every time I click on it I get to a window that says Internet Explorer but is actually AOL. I have tried 3 times this evening to download IE 7 but every time I click on the new icon I am asked if I want to run this download, and it goes through the whole download/upgrade process, but doesn't get me to IE itself.

For some reason no one has ever discovered, this computer has never accepted IE upgrades, etc, but until now I could at least access IE.

The worst thing is that on Thursday (!!!) I have to teach a beginner's computer class, and will have to deal with IE on our computer room machines. In another week I will have to teach email, and I haven't a clue.

Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2009 07:42 pm
Are you sure you are not just getting IE explorer with AOL as your homepage and with an AOL toolbar?

Go to Help - About I Explorer and see what it says there.

You may have upgraded already but don't realize it because of AOL taking control of it.
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