Finally IE6 Reached the end of line

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that network managers can now upgrade any Windows PC’s on their networks to the latest version of Internet Explorer 8 via their Windows Server Update Services platform, clearly representing a significant time saver for managers of large networks.

Does this easier to upgrade option mean that large organisations, businesses, schools, universities, colleges, etc., IE6’s last remaining stronghold,  will now finally be encouraged to make the move away from IE6?

And could this finally mean an end to Web Designers spending hours ensuring that their latest creations are backward compatible with this last remaining relic of a time long forgotten?

Here’s looking to a brighter, happier and more standards compliant IE6-less future, fingers crossed!

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  • turg143 August 14, 2013 at 3:04 am

    I’m trying to install Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 and I’m having trouble. Obviously I have no idea how I’m suppose to resolve it and because it been opened it can’t be returned so lets try and solve it. It’s telling me I must be running one of the follwing operating systems : x86 platform – windows 7, windows vista SP1, windows XP SP3, windows server 2003 SP2 or x64 platform – windows 7, windows vista SP1, windows server 2008

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    the error said:

    To install and use this product, you must be running 1 of the following operating systems
    x86 platform
    -windows 7
    -windows vista SP1
    -windows XP SP3
    -windows server 2003 SP2

    x64 platform
    -windows 7
    -windows vista SP1
    windows server 2008

    correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup

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  • whitesoxfan2347 September 11, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I have this blue screen pop up with a message saying uninstall a recently installed program or check for disk space. It also says tht the driver IRQL is not less or equal. why do I get such a message. I have recently installed a modem and shared the connection to all users from the modem. Do you think reinstalling the modem drivers would help. Or do I need to install a windows update? Another dumb thing that sometimes occurs is the whole screen goes blank, black out while the machine is still on. And users on the network lose connection. This is a windows server 2003 platform pc.
    Add info:
    Error appears on Server.
    Connection from hub distributed to client nodes.
    Cross Cable from Hub taken to Wireless Modem for connection & distribution.
    Def Gateway – (from modem i.e.)
    Server –
    Client machines – – 150
    If the modem is switched off, network conx is lost.

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    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 8:59:25 PM, on 7/22/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMsMpEng.exe
    C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMSASCui.exe
    C:Program FilesGrisoftAVG Anti-Spyware 7.5guard.exe
    C:Program FilesYahoo!MessengerYahooMessenger.exe
    C:Program FilesTuneUp Utilities 2007MemOptimizer.exe
    C:Program FilesTrend MicroHijackThisHijackThis.exe

    R0 – HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page =
    R1 – HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Page_URL =
    R1 – HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Search_URL =
    R1 – HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Search Page =
    R0 – HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page =
    R1 – HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer
    O2 – BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer – {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} – C:Program FilesRealRealPlayerrpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
    O2 – BHO: SSVHelper Class – {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} – C:Program FilesJavajre1.5.0_10binssv.dll
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [Windows Defender] “C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMSASCui.exe” -hide
    O4 – HKCU..Run: [SkinClock] C:Program FilesFree Desktop ClockDesktopClock.exe
    O4 – HKCU..Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:WINDOWSsystem32ctfmon.exe
    O4 – HKUSS-1-5-19..Run: [AVG7_Run] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVG7avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User ‘LOCAL SERVICE’)
    O4 – HKUSS-1-5-20..Run: [AVG7_Run] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVG7avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User ‘NETWORK SERVICE’)
    O4 – HKUSS-1-5-18..Run: [AVG7_Run] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVG7avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User ‘SYSTEM’)
    O4 – HKUS.DEFAULT..Run: [AVG7_Run] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVG7avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User ‘Default user’)
    O16 – DPF: {193C772A-87BE-4B19-A7BB-445B226FE9A1} (ewidoOnlineScan Control) –
    O16 – DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) – C:Program FilesYahoo!Commonyinsthelper.dll
    O23 – Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard – GRISOFT s.r.o. – C:Program FilesGrisoftAVG Anti-Spyware 7.5guard.exe
    O23 – Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) – GRISOFT, s.r.o. – C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVG7avgamsvr.exe
    O23 – Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) – GRISOFT, s.r.o. – C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVG7avgupsvc.exe
    O23 – Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) – GRISOFT, s.r.o. – C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVG7avgemc.exe

    End of file – 3262 bytes

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    I got a trojan on my computer the other week and have removed it. Although I think it may have hijacked some of my files.
    Here is my log, can anyone help? :

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 17:56:47, on 3/28/2009
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:Program FilesAnalog DevicesCoresmax4pnp.exe
    C:Program FilesIntelIntel Matrix Storage Manageriaanotif.exe
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceissch.exe
    C:Program FilesDell AIO 810dlcgmon.exe
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesRealUpdate_OBrealsched.exe
    C:Program FilesJavajre6binjusched.exe
    C:Program FilesiTunesiTunesHelper.exe
    C:Program FilesDNAbtdna.exe
    C:Program FilesZyXELZyXEL G-202 Wireless Adapter UtilityZyXEL G-202.exe
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesAppleMobile Device SupportbinAppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:Program FilesBroadcomASFIPMonAsfIpMon.exe
    C:Program FilesBonjourmDNSResponder.exe
    C:Program FilesIntelIntel Matrix Storage ManagerIaantmon.exe
    C:Program FilesJavajre6binjqs.exe
    C:Program FilesAVGAVG8avgcsrvx.exe
    C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe
    C:Program FilesiPodbiniPodService.exe
    C:Documents and SettingsRyan SoulsbyDesktopRSIT.exe
    C:Program Filestrend microRyan Soulsby.exe
    C:Documents and SettingsRyan SoulsbyApplication Dataserver.exe

    R0 – HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page =
    R1 – HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearch,Default_Page_URL =
    R1 – HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    F2 – REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:WINDOWSsystem32userinit.exe,”C:WINDOWSserver.exe”,
    O2 – BHO: {311b3165-101f-8ab8-7de4-973e693ffcd0} – {0dcff396-e379-4ed7-8ba8-f1015613b113} – (no file)
    O2 – BHO: AcroIEHelperStub – {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} – C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeAcrobatActiveXAcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 – BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer – {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} – C:Program FilesRealRealPlayerrpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
    O2 – BHO: IESiteBlocker.NavFilter – {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} – C:Program FilesAVGAVG8avgssie.dll
    O2 – BHO: (no name) – {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} – (no file)
    O2 – BHO: (no name) – {812AE34E-162C-4C94-BAA1-A2C0431AEC84} – (no file)
    O2 – BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper – {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} – C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWindows LiveWindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O2 – BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper – {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} – C:Program FilesJavajre6binjp2ssv.dll
    O2 – BHO: (no name) – {DC3A535B-064C-4FD2-ADAF-9DDB320F38CE} – (no file)
    O2 – BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl – {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} – C:Program FilesJavajre6libdeployjqsiejqs_plugin.dll
    O3 – Toolbar: (no name) – {3FCAEB7D-F8AE-4A67-AE6C-57EE1416BB6D} – (no file)
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [IgfxTray] C:WINDOWSsystem32igfxtray.exe
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [Persistence] C:WINDOWSsystem32igfxpers.exe
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:Program FilesAnalog DevicesCoresmax4pnp.exe
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [IAAnotif] C:Program FilesIntelIntel Matrix Storage Manageriaanotif.exe
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:PROGRA~1COMMON~1INSTAL~1UPDATE~1ISUSPM.exe -startup
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [ISUSScheduler] “C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceissch.exe” -start
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [ECenter] C:DellE-CenterEULALauncher.exe
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [DLCGCATS] rundll32 C:WINDOWSSystem32spoolDRIVERSW32X863DLCGtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [dlcgmon.exe] “C:Program FilesDell AIO 810dlcgmon.exe”
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [QuickTime Task] “C:Program FilesQuickTimeQTTask.exe” -atboottime
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:PROGRA~1AVGAVG8avgtray.exe
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [TkBellExe] “C:Program FilesCommon FilesRealUpdate_OBrealsched.exe” -osboot
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] “C:Program FilesJavajre6binjusched.exe”
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [iTunesHelper] “C:Program FilesiTunesiTunesHelper.exe”
    O4 – HKLM..Run: [BluetoothAuthenticat

  • Thomas A September 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I’m finally making the step to learning about servers, and am going to spend some $$ to build my own. I know there are Linux, Mac OS X, and of course the Windows 2008 Server type deal.

    I’m gonna spend a little $$ and put one together, and I would like to know what would be the best type to go with? Also, I would like the server to be a good investment for me, and if any guru out there can advise me on what I can do with it to make a nice little income stream, that would be great. I know it needs to be on all the time, so I guess i need to make $$ off it to justify an increased energy bill.

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  • tefa_96 October 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Recently My HP Pavilion Crashed so I had to reinstall Windows XP Home SP2, and yesterday it started having an error when I was in a control panel or in a folder and it keeps doing this unexpectedly! It is a real hassle and I don’t understand this ?
    Sorry I left out a detail it is a windows explorer error

  • Erin October 3, 2013 at 3:52 am

    I deleted Microsoft Outlook a long time ago because I didn’t use it and I didn’t have any disk space, but I just got this iPod and now I need Outlook to store notes,contacts,photos,contacts, etc… Is there a way I can get it back. It’s no longer in the recycle bin.
    Nevermind I just redownloaded it onto the computer, it was pretty easy actually.

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  • Blake November 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    says you need to use IE 6. You must be testing IE7This beta preview version of Internet Explorer 7 is intended for Web developers and other Web professionals. It is not intended to be a functional product for Web surfers.

    Internet Explorer 7 beta 3 preview is intended to enable developers, web developers and IT pros to begin to test the new browser for compatibility with their applications and Web sites. Internet Explorer 7 beta 3 has been designed to make everyday tasks easier, provide dynamic security protection, and improve the development platform and manageability. End-user improvements include a streamlined interface, tabbed browsing, printing advances, improved search functionality, instant feeds (RSS), and dynamic security protection.How can I get the graphics,as I can’t download IE6 because it won’t let me because Iv’e got a more upto date version?

  • whitesoxfan2347 November 27, 2013 at 12:04 am

    it just says this updates were unable to install….but they are already downloaded…help!

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB911280)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB914388)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB921883)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB917422)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB920670)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB921398)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB922616)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB919007)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB920685)
    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB918899)
    Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB925486)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB923414)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB924496)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB923191)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB924191)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB922819)

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    I want to become a cyber security analyst or work for FBI/Homeland security, but I don’t feel like I know anything about hacking.

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