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Internet Explorer 6 regedit change does not seem take effect. or Admin Group Woes...

I am simply trying to re-install Internet Explorer by going to the Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383} and changing the IsInstalled value from 1 to 0 as specified by Microsoft, and the IE6 that I have downloaded locally will STILL not install telling me "A newer version of Internet Explorer is installed on this machine", so it closes the install.  

I don't know if these two issues are related, but I also have a problem when I go to the Control Panel and try to launch Adobe Gamma Wizard. It tells me that "To be able to run Adobe Gamma you must log in with Administor Privileges"  and it will not launch.  I am a part of the Adminsitrators Group as a User on this machine.

Are these realated?
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snazyCommented:
Have you  tried reinstalling Inernet Explorer by:
going to C:\Windows\ie.inf
right click on ie.inf,click install
Just suggesting a different method
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snazyCommented:
Sorry
C:\Windows\inf\ie.inf
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Here is the fix for the newer version issue, check it..
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304872
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Christopher McKayCommented:
What Operating System are you using?

If you're using XP with SP2, then it will not allow you to install IE6. You need to reinstall the Service Pack to re-install IE.

As for the admin privleges, is your account listed as a local admin, or is it a part of the domain admins only?

:o)

Bartender_1
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mcsa_2003Commented:
Hi,

Comment from Bartender_1 >>> correct 100 %

Regards
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mrslate1Author Commented:
I did not have ie.inf at that location.
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mrslate1Author Commented:
It is part of the Domain Admins only it seems. How do I change this? I tried to add it locally but not sure how.
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
mrslate1, please check the MS-KB that i have sent you..
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Christopher McKayCommented:
Log on as a local administrator
Click start,
click "Run"
type "compmgmt.msc" (without the quotes)
Hit enter
Expand "Local Users and Groups"
Open "Groups" folder
Double Click "Administrators" group
Add your account.
Log off,
log in under your account.

:o)

Bartender_1
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mrslate1Author Commented:
I am running XP Pro Sp2. and you were right, the regedit change didn't change the error message regarding IE and a newer version installed.
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Christopher McKayCommented:
For XP SP2, you need to re-install SP2 in order to re-install IE.

:o)

Bartender_1
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Christopher McKayCommented:
This KB article shows that:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318378

Under XP SP2 it says "Re-install SP2"

:o)

Bartender_1
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snazyCommented:
Open my computer go to Tools,Folder Options,View and uncheck 'hide protected operating system files',check 'show hidden files and folders'.
Now you should have inf folder
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snazyCommented:
also uncheck hide extentions for known file types.You dont need to reinstall Service Pack 2 to reinstall Internet Explorer
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Christopher McKayCommented:
snazy is correct, the manner they specify will attempt to reinstall IE.

Make sure to have SP2 or a XP SP2 CD available for the install. It will prompt for it if it can't find the files on your system.

:o)

Bartender_1
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snazyCommented:
When you right click on 'ie.inf',suggesting you found it,click install.
It is going to ask you for the file "iexplore.exe',which you can locate in C:\Windows\Service Pack files\i386 if you dont have Service Pack 2 CD.
The second time it is going to ask for a file named:mswrd632.wpc
It is located on you operating system cd in i386 folder(you have to have that cd)
Then reinstallation should be completed
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mrslate1Author Commented:
Bartender_1, when I add an account that is local, what name do I use, the machine name? When I try to add that it says name not found.

Sorry for the lack of knowledge in this area.
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Christopher McKayCommented:
when you add your account to the local administrators groups, try using this format:

"domain\username" (without the quotes.)

:o)

Bartender_1
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mrslate1Author Commented:
Thanks for all your fast answers and help.
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snazyCommented:
I have Service Pack 2 installed and I reinstalled Internet Explorer the way I described!!Did you try it ??
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