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Jill Olkoski

Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

She currently owns Aldebaran Web Design in Edmonds (near Seattle WA) and enjoys educating her clients on topics related to small business website design.

In Jill's previous life, she spent 17 years in the engineering and quality organizations of a Fortune 100 tech company.


Installing Firefox to fix a broken Internet Explorer

March 30th, 2009

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.

J. Olkoski
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.

2 Responses to “Installing Firefox to fix a broken Internet Explorer”

  1. veronica Says:

    i cant see pictures or reply on messages, it says that my internet is broken.

  2. Jill Olkoski Says:

    Hi Veronica,
    I do small business web design, and posted this article to help folks out – I’m not really a technical support service provider.

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