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Installing Service Pack 3 on top if IE7

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bobbi, May 21, 2010.

  1. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    After doing all the critical updates I'm ready to install SP3. I've already
    installed IE7, and I know that if I install SP3 on top of IE7, IE7 will
    become non-removable. Since IE6 is obsolete and IE7 seems to work OK, is
    there any good reason to uninstall IE7, install SP3 and then reinstall IE7?
    That is, is there any reason SP3 should be installed befoe IE7 other than
    the latter's non-removability?

    Bobbi
     
  2. peter

    peter Flightless Bird

    No...
    IE8 has been out for awhile and it is better than 6 or 7
    Do SP3 and then IE8

    peter

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    "Bobbi" <bobbi@example.invalid> wrote in message
    news:#CqbZ#U#KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > After doing all the critical updates I'm ready to install SP3. I've
    > already installed IE7, and I know that if I install SP3 on top of IE7, IE7
    > will become non-removable. Since IE6 is obsolete and IE7 seems to work OK,
    > is there any good reason to uninstall IE7, install SP3 and then reinstall
    > IE7? That is, is there any reason SP3 should be installed befoe IE7 other
    > than the latter's non-removability?
    >
    > Bobbi
    >
     
  3. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Bobbi wrote:
    > After doing all the critical updates I'm ready to install SP3. I've
    > already installed IE7, and I know that if I install SP3 on top of
    > IE7, IE7 will become non-removable. Since IE6 is obsolete and IE7
    > seems to work OK, is there any good reason to uninstall IE7, install
    > SP3 and then reinstall IE7? That is, is there any reason SP3 should
    > be installed befoe IE7 other than the latter's non-removability?


    The only reason not to do this is to make it easier to perform a Repair
    Install. Then again, if you make an image of your drive, you wouldn't
    need to worry about performing a Repair Install in the first place. ;-)
     
  4. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    I haven't heard of Repair Installs. How would you know it needs to be done,
    and how does one do it?
    I did plan to make an image copy of the drive, but I've never had to test
    this process to make sure that restoring the image works, so ...
    -Bobbi

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:uvGqxZV%23KHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Bobbi wrote:
    >> After doing all the critical updates I'm ready to install SP3. I've
    >> already installed IE7, and I know that if I install SP3 on top of
    >> IE7, IE7 will become non-removable. Since IE6 is obsolete and IE7
    >> seems to work OK, is there any good reason to uninstall IE7, install
    >> SP3 and then reinstall IE7? That is, is there any reason SP3 should
    >> be installed befoe IE7 other than the latter's non-removability?

    >
    > The only reason not to do this is to make it easier to perform a Repair
    > Install. Then again, if you make an image of your drive, you wouldn't need
    > to worry about performing a Repair Install in the first place. ;-)
    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    See...

    About IE7 & IE8 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/05/ie-and-xpsp3.aspx

    How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if a later version of
    Internet Explorer is installed
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964


    Bobbi wrote:
    > After doing all the critical updates I'm ready to install SP3. I've
    > already
    > installed IE7, and I know that if I install SP3 on top of IE7, IE7 will
    > become non-removable. Since IE6 is obsolete and IE7 seems to work OK, is
    > there any good reason to uninstall IE7, install SP3 and then reinstall
    > IE7?
    > That is, is there any reason SP3 should be installed befoe IE7 other than
    > the latter's non-removability?
     
  6. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Some reasons are listed here:

    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html

    Here is a more thorough guide:

    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html

    I use Acronis True Image, and I always "validate" the archive once it is
    made. I've only needed to restore an image a handful of times, but it
    always worked flawlessly.

    With regard to IE7 and SP3, you probably won't have any issues if you
    upgrade to SP3 while IE is at IE7 version. But that is not a 100%
    guarantee! :)

    If you are interested in the "Best Practices" method, you need to
    uninstall IE7, which would leave you with IE6. *Then* you would install
    SP3. Once SP3 is installed you may upgrade IE6 to either IE7 or IE8.

    More info:

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx

    For best results, do not use Automatic Updates for SP3 (or IE7 or IE8
    for that matter). For direct downloads, see:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...be-3385-447c-8a30-081805b2f90b&displaylang=en

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx


    Bobbi wrote:
    > I haven't heard of Repair Installs. How would you know it needs to be
    > done, and how does one do it?
    > I did plan to make an image copy of the drive, but I've never had to
    > test this process to make sure that restoring the image works, so ...
    > -Bobbi
    >
    > "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:uvGqxZV%23KHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Bobbi wrote:
    >>> After doing all the critical updates I'm ready to install SP3. I've
    >>> already installed IE7, and I know that if I install SP3 on top of
    >>> IE7, IE7 will become non-removable. Since IE6 is obsolete and IE7
    >>> seems to work OK, is there any good reason to uninstall IE7, install
    >>> SP3 and then reinstall IE7? That is, is there any reason SP3 should
    >>> be installed befoe IE7 other than the latter's non-removability?

    >>
    >> The only reason not to do this is to make it easier to perform a
    >> Repair Install. Then again, if you make an image of your drive, you
    >> wouldn't need to worry about performing a Repair Install in the
    >> first place. ;-)
     
  7. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Thanks, PA Bear. Good reasons. -Bobbi

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:u5eaAcX%23KHA.4316@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > See...
    >
    > About IE7 & IE8 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/05/ie-and-xpsp3.aspx
    >
    > How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if a later version of
    > Internet Explorer is installed
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964
    >
    >
    > Bobbi wrote:
    >> After doing all the critical updates I'm ready to install SP3. I've
    >> already
    >> installed IE7, and I know that if I install SP3 on top of IE7, IE7 will
    >> become non-removable. Since IE6 is obsolete and IE7 seems to work OK, is
    >> there any good reason to uninstall IE7, install SP3 and then reinstall
    >> IE7?
    >> That is, is there any reason SP3 should be installed befoe IE7 other than
    >> the latter's non-removability?

    >
     
  8. Bobbi

    Bobbi Flightless Bird

    Thanks, Dave. Good reasons! -Bobbi

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:-O%23zqETb%23KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Some reasons are listed here:
    >
    > http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html
    >
    > Here is a more thorough guide:
    >
    > http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html
    >
    > I use Acronis True Image, and I always "validate" the archive once it is
    > made. I've only needed to restore an image a handful of times, but it
    > always worked flawlessly.
    >
    > With regard to IE7 and SP3, you probably won't have any issues if you
    > upgrade to SP3 while IE is at IE7 version. But that is not a 100%
    > guarantee! :)
    >
    > If you are interested in the "Best Practices" method, you need to
    > uninstall IE7, which would leave you with IE6. *Then* you would install
    > SP3. Once SP3 is installed you may upgrade IE6 to either IE7 or IE8.
    >
    > More info:
    >
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx
    >
    > For best results, do not use Automatic Updates for SP3 (or IE7 or IE8 for
    > that matter). For direct downloads, see:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...be-3385-447c-8a30-081805b2f90b&displaylang=en
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx
    >
    >
    > Bobbi wrote:
    >> I haven't heard of Repair Installs. How would you know it needs to be
    >> done, and how does one do it?
    >> I did plan to make an image copy of the drive, but I've never had to
    >> test this process to make sure that restoring the image works, so ...
    >> -Bobbi
    >>
    >> "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uvGqxZV%23KHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Bobbi wrote:
    >>>> After doing all the critical updates I'm ready to install SP3. I've
    >>>> already installed IE7, and I know that if I install SP3 on top of
    >>>> IE7, IE7 will become non-removable. Since IE6 is obsolete and IE7
    >>>> seems to work OK, is there any good reason to uninstall IE7, install
    >>>> SP3 and then reinstall IE7? That is, is there any reason SP3 should
    >>>> be installed befoe IE7 other than the latter's non-removability?
    >>>
    >>> The only reason not to do this is to make it easier to perform a
    >>> Repair Install. Then again, if you make an image of your drive, you
    >>> wouldn't need to worry about performing a Repair Install in the
    >>> first place. ;-)

    >
    >
     

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