?
Solved

Proper Installation and Use of IE6EOLAS_NT.ZIP

Posted on 2007-04-01
4
Medium Priority
?
1,831 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
A few weeks ago, Dark_King pointed me to a file from the UK's Mirror service that presents itself as an upgraded, stand-alone version of IE6 that may be used on a Win2K system.  The file is known as IE6EOLAS_NT.ZIP.  It downloads beautifully and opens in Winzip, but does not contain a usual setup executable file--just 13 separate files, most of which are DLL.  I hesitate to add these to my IE subdirectory in PROGRAM FILES, because I don't know if doing this will harm the functionality of IE6 I'm already using.  Winzip does not treat this as a self-executing or self-extracting archive, so all I can do is extract them to a directory on my system.

Please give me some insight into how I may use this set of files safely to add more features to IE6, SP1.  Thanks.

-Kane
0
Comment
Question by:kbrolin65
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 500 total points
ID: 18831957
You need to place the extracted files into a folder called C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer 6\

The zip should contain ieexploer.exe (if it does not go back to the download site - any of three mirrors from http://browsers.evolt.org/download.php?/ie/32bit/standalone/ie6eolas_nt.zip - there may be other zips out there which do not contain what they advertise - remember you are downloading an executable so scan everything unless you are sure of the source)

Create a desktop shortcut to the exe to run.

(BTW the ie6eolas_nt.zip is designed to run IE6 SP1 with IE7 installed alongside - not to replace an existing IE6 install.  I'm not sure from your Q what exactly you already have installed.)

Also note that the ie6eolas_nt.zip will attempt to install ITToolbar on your browser, this is not malicious but you may want to either prevent this at install or remove it afterwards.

0
 

Author Comment

by:kbrolin65
ID: 18832952
Very clear.  It identifies how to use a particular browser without replacing the one previously installed.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer” and an SSL certificate is a critical component to keeping your website safe, secured, and compliant. Any ecommerce website must have an SSL certificate to ensure the safe handling of sensitive information like…
Healthcare organizations in the United States must adhere to the guidance of both the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) for securing and protec…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question