Internet Explorer 7.0 - did you upgrade?

@coffeebreak (17824)
United States
December 25, 2007 5:21pm CST
I'm one for waiting to "install" the new things that come out as I am a novice at all this PC/internet stuff and if it goes wrong due to bugs, I won't know how to fix it. LIke with Vista just coming out this year - I've heard the horror stories! So I am waiting till they all get fixed and all before I get a laptop with Vista. A Anyway, my questions: Internet Explorer came out with 7.0 this year. I have not upgraded, am still with 6.0. But I was wondering how 7.0 is now and wondering if I should go ahead and upgrade? I do have a minor problem with IE running slowly as in moving from site to site, and am wondering if my problem is this. I ama novice so I haven't done anything to my PC other than what was installed on it, I dont' do games and have a ton of the 160GB hard drive available! Any comments or suggestions as to 7.0 being "okay" now and the bugs out or if this will even be seomthing to be considering? thanks so much
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@my52cents (569)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Do install 7.0 and do it now! With prior versions you're open to lots of security vulnerabilities. In fact, if things are running slow I'd be concerned about spyware on your computer now. Install 7.0 and set your computer to do upgrades automatically on a daily basis. Don't trust yourself to remember to check about upgrades. Set all of your security programs to update and run automatically. Better safe than sorry. (Don't ask me how I know!)
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
27 Dec 07
Well, I have several spy ware, adware and anti virus things that I do daily whether automatic or manually, so I am not to concerned with that, but with all the problems I heard about 7.0 doing/having.... I am justnot up to a crash or a huge problem. But I guess if I do a restore point, I can always go back. You know me, weird things happen to me that have absolutely no explanation or have ever been heard of! Guess I'll just muster some energy to deal with the unknown!
• United States
27 Dec 07
Seriously, the problems without it are probably more risky than the problems with upgrading to it. I've not had a single problem with it.
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
27 Dec 07
I did try it back when it first came out - and thank goodness for my restore point! It made a mess! That is why I have held out for them to get all the bugs out. But I'll give it a try. Soon as life calms down for me in my world!
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
I tried to update to 7.0 when it first came out last year. I think it was around February. It didn't work and then my computer wouldn't work either and I had to phone my internet provider and they had to walk me through it to cancel the update and restore the 6.0 setting. They told me they were having problems with it and to wait about a month and try it again. I never bothered. I am strill running on the 6.0 version. Now it is 2008 and there probably will be a new version of 8.0 coming out in another month. I won't even try that one. I don't have any problems with the 6.0 so I will just keep it.
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I updated, it gave me problems, so I just deleted it from my Add/Remove programs and 6.0 was still there, so I am back to where I was, and just dealing with the slower speed. LIke you, I'll skip 8.0!
@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
2 Jan 08
Well, for me, I would suggest you download Firefox browser and use it instead of Internet Explorer. But if you insist on using Internet Explorer, version 6.0 is still preferable than version 7.0 that is if you have a slow pc. If you have a fast pc, with new specifications, you can upgrade to version 7.0 of Internet Explorer. I have use this version before at my work, the only thing that's new is that it has included a phishing plug-in to determine if some sites collect data from the users. Another addition that I have noticed is the inclusion of tabs in browsing. Before, Internet Explorer is not capable of browsing or opening new web page on a tab, you have to open a new web page on a new window. Other than what I mentioned, I did not use it again, and went back to using Firefox browser which is a fast browser and does not consume too much resources in your pc. Good luck on your choice. Have a nice day.
@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I installed it 10 months ago, and I haven't had any problems with it! I really like it better than 6.0! Here in my town, everybody else is using it, and haven't had any problems with it!
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