Changing Browsers

United States
July 13, 2008 11:56pm CST
I want to change browsers, as in using FF as my primary browser with Opera as the backup.... can I take IE completely out of the computer as still use the internet with FF?
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6 responses
@snowy22315 (72488)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I'm not a geek so I cant really answer this question but I wonder why you would want to? I use firefox as my primary browser but I keep ie also so tht I can do surveys and things that only work with Internet Explorer. I like the possibilities that internet explorer hs to offer.
• United States
15 Jul 08
Thanks guy's!!... just didnt want to ruin my system by taking out IE, since it came with the system. You all were so helpful.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
It would be better to leave IE intact in your system as some program use the features of IE, nero for example, it doesn't even use too much of a disc space so just leave it there. I'm a very devoted FF user but I have opera and safari. Its a good idea actually to have an alternative browsers.
@pillusch (1148)
• Mexico
15 Jul 08
I didn't know that there are sites that you can open only with IE. I've been working with Mozilla for the past two years, I surf a lot (and I mean 'a lot'), and I've never come across one. Good to know, since I was tempted to un-install IE. That it is so difficult to un-install is one of the main reasons I try applications other than Microsoft's whenever I can. I hate their monopoly, I feel my freedom of choice is limited by their all-encompassing presence. It just shouldn't be difficult to un-install it, that's unfair competition.
@vorksholk (122)
• United States
14 Jul 08
You can delete Internet Explorer's shortcut, and disable the application, but it is almost impossible to take it completely out, for it is strongly weaved it to the operating system. Some websites only open with internet explorer, so be sure you really don't want any of the websites that only Internet Explorer does. If you search your entire computer for Internet Explorer, you will also get some temp files, applications, fixes and aliases that you can delete, but be sure that you know what you are doing.
• Malaysia
14 Jul 08
but as my suggestion i advice tat dun do tat, becoz some of the website onli IE can open it.
@myklj999 (30252)
• Olney, Illinois
14 Jul 08
Yes, you can delete Explorer and just use Firefox.