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How to re-install IE on Windows XP Home machine?

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My IE browser got corrupted (had version 6, Service Pack 1)..Now it comes up but I am not able to click on anything in it..Cannot go to homepage, cannot minimize or anything..

I un-installed IE from windows add/remove component wizard(maybe I shouldnt have done it) ..Downloaded a version of IE 6 from MS site. When I tried to reinstall it says, newer version of IE detected..install cannot continue..

I went ahead and clened some registry entries referring to IE too..still no luck..
What is the best way to re-install IE? Any version will do..My OS is Windows XP Home.

Thanks,
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Question by:LubomirMasar
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it seems that I have not completely un-installed my IE yet..when I type in IEXPLORE at caommand prompt, the browser came up..cannot click on it..machine just freezes up..

The version I have is 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2

What is a service pack? Which one do I need?
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LubomirMasar,

To reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows XP
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_reinstall_ie_and_oe_6.htm
OR
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;318378

Make sure you have downloaded the correct IE version for Windows XP SP1.  The uninstall for Windows XP SP1 is different for XP SP2.
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LubomirMasar,

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