I ran into an issue the other day with one of the browsers that I use to check websites I develop. I had installed Internet Explorer 6 (yes, my web stats shows that 8% of my visitors use IE 6) and it stopped working. On this particular operating system, I hadn’t installed another web browser. So I was stuck. I needed to reinstall IE6, but without a working browser to download it again, I was faced with the icky task of reinstalling the entire operating system. But then I found a solution.
I found this wonderful article: How do I install Firefox without using Internet Explorer? and it worked perfectly. It let me install Firefox, which in turn, allowed me to download and reinstall a fresh version of Internet Explorer. It had a excellent step by step process. So I wanted to give this article a link and say thank you!
In hindsight, it might always be a good idea to have multiple browsers installed on your computer – so if you have Internet Explorer, maybe you should download and install Firefox just to be safe. I use Firefox as my main browser and love it.Jill
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.