Internet explorer & fire fox

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Hi,
I have windows xp with sp2, and am wanting to try another
web browser like firefox, does anyone have any
information on this? Sure don't want to mess up my
computer. And if I don't like it, can I change back to
internet explorer?
Thank you
Bonnie
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Firefox will not cause any problems. I have used almost every version up to
    the present one with no problems.
    However, the first time you run Firefox, it will ask you if you want to set
    it as your Default browser. If you say YES, then Firefox will open every
    time a hyperlink (such as in an email) is clicked. If you say NO, then IE
    will remain as the default.
    Either way, both browsers are available for use at all times and either can
    be set as default as you like anytime.

    --
    James M. Fisher
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://jmfmvps.mvps.org
    http://computerhaven.info/
    <Please reply in the newsgroups>
    ----------------------------------------------------

    "Bonnie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6a9301c4cb19$3f6d86e0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > I have windows xp with sp2, and am wanting to try another
    > web browser like firefox, does anyone have any
    > information on this? Sure don't want to mess up my
    > computer. And if I don't like it, can I change back to
    > internet explorer?
    > Thank you
    > Bonnie
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thank you so much for your time and quick responce.Bonnie
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Firefox will not cause any problems. I have used almost
    every version up to
    >the present one with no problems.
    >However, the first time you run Firefox, it will ask you
    if you want to set
    >it as your Default browser. If you say YES, then Firefox
    will open every
    >time a hyperlink (such as in an email) is clicked. If
    you say NO, then IE
    >will remain as the default.
    >Either way, both browsers are available for use at all
    times and either can
    >be set as default as you like anytime.
    >
    >--
    >James M. Fisher
    >MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    >http://jmfmvps.mvps.org
    >http://computerhaven.info/
    ><Please reply in the newsgroups>
    >----------------------------------------------------
    >
    >"Bonnie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    >news:6a9301c4cb19$3f6d86e0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >> I have windows xp with sp2, and am wanting to try
    another
    >> web browser like firefox, does anyone have any
    >> information on this? Sure don't want to mess up my
    >> computer. And if I don't like it, can I change back to
    >> internet explorer?
    >> Thank you
    >> Bonnie
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    You're welcome!

    --
    James M. Fisher
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://jmfmvps.mvps.org
    http://computerhaven.info/
    <Please reply in the newsgroups>
    ----------------------------------------------------

    "Bonnie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6ab601c4cb1b$81663090$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > Thank you so much for your time and quick responce.Bonnie
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Firefox will not cause any problems. I have used almost
    > every version up to
    >>the present one with no problems.
    >>However, the first time you run Firefox, it will ask you
    > if you want to set
    >>it as your Default browser. If you say YES, then Firefox
    > will open every
    >>time a hyperlink (such as in an email) is clicked. If
    > you say NO, then IE
    >>will remain as the default.
    >>Either way, both browsers are available for use at all
    > times and either can
    >>be set as default as you like anytime.
    >>
    >>--
    >>James M. Fisher
    >>MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>http://jmfmvps.mvps.org
    >>http://computerhaven.info/
    >><Please reply in the newsgroups>
    >>----------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >>"Bonnie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message
    >>news:6a9301c4cb19$3f6d86e0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi,
    >>> I have windows xp with sp2, and am wanting to try
    > another
    >>> web browser like firefox, does anyone have any
    >>> information on this? Sure don't want to mess up my
    >>> computer. And if I don't like it, can I change back to
    >>> internet explorer?
    >>> Thank you
    >>> Bonnie
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Is there a spybot / adware program that will change all the IE browser lines
    back to defaul in the registry?

    "Bonnie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6a9301c4cb19$3f6d86e0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > I have windows xp with sp2, and am wanting to try another
    > web browser like firefox, does anyone have any
    > information on this? Sure don't want to mess up my
    > computer. And if I don't like it, can I change back to
    > internet explorer?
    > Thank you
    > Bonnie
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    I have IE, Netscape 7.2, Firefox, Opera & Advanced Browser all in my setup,
    none are set as default . Firefox works great , suggest you them all.
    Advanced needs IE6, the others are stand alone.


    "CajunClickers@hotmail.com" wrote:

    > Is there a spybot / adware program that will change all the IE browser lines
    > back to defaul in the registry?
    >
    > "Bonnie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6a9301c4cb19$3f6d86e0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > > Hi,
    > > I have windows xp with sp2, and am wanting to try another
    > > web browser like firefox, does anyone have any
    > > information on this? Sure don't want to mess up my
    > > computer. And if I don't like it, can I change back to
    > > internet explorer?
    > > Thank you
    > > Bonnie
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Bonnie wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I have windows xp with sp2, and am wanting to try another
    > web browser like firefox, does anyone have any
    > information on this? Sure don't want to mess up my
    > computer. And if I don't like it, can I change back to
    > internet explorer?
    > Thank you
    > Bonnie

    Once you've tried FF you want want to use another browser i promise,
    although of course you'll have to use IE for updates!
    --
    Best Wishes from Martin

    So many questions, so few answers.
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Bonnie wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I have windows xp with sp2, and am wanting to try another
    > web browser like firefox, does anyone have any
    > information on this? Sure don't want to mess up my
    > computer. And if I don't like it, can I change back to
    > internet explorer?
    > Thank you
    > Bonnie

    FF is a lovely browser, you'll not regret it. I've used it on a lot of
    systems, and for my clients as well. The only problem I have had once or
    twice was doing the data migration from IE into Firefox. You get a
    little wizard pop up asking if you want to migrate bookmarks etc. A
    couple of times it has hung there when I've said Yes.

    I only ever use IE for MS Updates because MS will only talk to MS.
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