Jump to content

Welcome to MSFN Forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account



Photo

Reinstalling Windows 7 home premium 32-bit & IE9 beta?


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1
natsumerio

natsumerio
  • Member
  • 8 posts
  • Joined 23-September 10
  • OS:Windows 7 x86
  • Country: Country Flag
I have Windows 7 home premium 32-bit (American english language version), & I think that I need to reinstall it (preferably asap), but I have some questions before I do so.

Why I think that I need to do this is because after I downloaded Fire-fox, I removed as much of IE as I could. I searched through the hard-drive for it & used unlocker to remove whatever I found. Then I found that I needed a non-Fire-fox browser because Fire-fox most online images are jpegs, & I prefer to save jpegs as bitmaps (which Fire-fox won't do) & then convert them to pngs later. At first I tried Avant (which opens links in new tabs as BLANKS) & then Maxthon (which can't render/open 99% of the sites that I go to), got sick of their short-comings, & uninstalled them. Finally, I downloaded & tried installing IE9-beta, but it fails to finish installing because Windows 7 says that I have a newer version of IE already installed.

I have all of my images & text files backed up at http://www.4shared.com/ & on cd-roms & all of my programs are free stuff that I can re-download in I do need to reinstall Windows 7.

& now, my questions.
1) Given my situation, is there something that I should try to get IE9-beta installed before giving up & just reinstalling Windows 7?
2) The reinstall will be to the same computer that it's already on, so can I use the same activation number as before? If not, what is microsoft's phone number so that I can get a new activation number, if possible?
3) Is there a way to reinstall Windows 7 & IE9-beta instead of IE8, because I would prefer to use it instead?
4) Is there any way to trim the fat from Windows 7 DURING the reinstall?

Edited by natsumerio, 10 October 2010 - 02:38 PM.



How to remove advertisement from MSFN



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users