Do you have a retail version of Windows or was it supplied preinstalled on the computer? You might find it easier to install Mozilla Firefox. If you do, then after a short while I don't think you will want to go back to IE.
Many thanks Gongoozler. My Windows XP Pro was supplied with my computer. I have now loaded Firefox as you suggested and all is well and I can connect to the internet with this. But I have a big problem in that Windows updates and other updates and numerous e mail links direct me to I E. What do I do to get round this problem please.
Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\. I have done exactly as you have suggested and I have gone through the whole sequence but it does not cure the problem Any other ideas please.
Tools - Options - Main - System Defaults. Alongside "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup", click the "Check now" button and make Firefox the default. I'm not sure this will help with anything from Microsoft, but it should do the job with most downloads.
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