There was I happily tapping out a response on this forum- Moved the cursor to the spell check button on the FireFox/Google top bar - and it had VANISHED! along with many other qicklinks to be replaced with YAHOO. Now I am flummoxed- carnt spewl nuffing, cant seem to get the old desktop back - even a restore to before wont do it. I am all upset- it has really spoiled my day! Why did it change anyway -was it somthing I pressed?
This is a new system - insofar that I put in place a new primary harddrive and reinstalled Windows[XP Pro] Then copied stuff over from the old drive. [Not withstanding advice to use a dackup and copy across or do a Clone- none of this was satifactory it seemed ] So I formatted and started afresh [The best plan I thought with the thought of the reverse off the old acronym- GoGI[Garbage out/Garbage in- in mind] However my preferred Browser/E-mail client [Mozilla] will not install on the new system- each attempt- simply crashed and wants to tell MS all about it. Then I thought- copy the intalled Thunderbird from the old disk- This I did and it worked[Where I have always understood that intalled programs should not work this way because the copy over is incomplete] Fire Fox did not transfer however it still crashed. So now I[at last] installed IE7] looks OK.
The quest is though why wioll Mozilla not install?
The lesson is to carefully read what is on the screen when installing a program. Yahoo are obviously paying other companies large amounts to include their crap in with the program being installed. Only a format and re installation of Windows finally got rid of Yahoo on my computer when I installed their messenger a couple of years ago, at the request of my son when he travelled round the world. The idea was for him to keep in touch easily.
I had this problem and have managed to sort it out myself. Had to make sure I had unchecked boxes in different programmes to make sure it did not re-appear in the tool bar. Is this legal as it may be a from of inertia selling.
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