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Hi, I am putting this in the Internet Explorer forum because it directly relates to IE, however I am using Vista and this may be a Vista problem for all I know.

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Whenever I am on my laptop, sometimes I get a pop up telling me Internet Explorer has stopped working. But I don't even use IE!!

One solution I found was to disable IE (I read I cannot uninstall IE on Vista for some reason) yet this has not worked. (By disable I mean go onto Set Program Access and Computer Defaults, then custom, then uncheck 'enable access to IE').

Another "solution" was to repair Microsoft Office (by add/remove programs, then change/repair). This has also not worked.

Does anyone have any input on what can be done? If they only solution is "upgrade to Windows 7", I am putting that off until the summer when my studies are completed, I just don't want 6 months of "Internet Explorer has stopped working" pop ups.

Many thank yous.
 

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Make sure you've installed all Windows Updates. Uninstall IE9 (Start>Programs & Features>View Installed Updates>Right click IE9>Uninstall). After this finishes you still have IE8. If the problem isn't occurring, you could reinstall IE9.
 

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I got this when I was bouncing around on IE versions. On my Vista, I had IE7 then I upgraded to IE9. But I had issues so I went back to IE7... then I starting getting the error mentioned. It went away when I went back to IE9
 

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Just to be sure, does this mean everything is OK now?
 
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