Installing IE7

Installing Internet Explorer 7, software is nice, reboots required so far 3 (1 for windows validation tool, 1 for IE7 and 1 for Norton updates for IE7), total time so far 2 hours 10 minutes or so, major problems: breaks access to hotmail accounts through outlook express…

fucking microsoft…


Finished, finally…

Here’s the itemized breakdown

  • Reboots: 5
    • 1 for Window Genuine Advantage
    • 1 for IE7 installation
    • 1 for Norton updates for IE7
    • 1 for urgent IE7 updates
    • and 1 for update to fix the shit it broke
  • Total Time: 2 hours 48 minutes…
  • Things Broken: Access to 3 hotmail accounts through Outlook Express (worked until updating to IE7)
  • Fuck Microsoft

Seriously, they couldn’t just give me the updated, improved software…? Had to break something. Best part is it breaks “authentication with web-based email servers using blah blah blah” which means Hotmail, you know the MICROSOFT OWNED SERVICE!”#$

I mean come on! I could understand it breaking, like say, 3rd party IE plugins or something, but breaking the ability for another one of YOUR OWN COMPANY’S PROGRAMS to access YOUR OWN COMPANY’S SERVICE is seriously taking the piss.

Other than that the browser is very nice and fairly fast and blah blah blah I don’t even feel like complimenting the bastards now.

Other problems are I hate the position of the location box at the very top of the browser and can no longer seem to move it where I want, oh, and the left side bar for this website is screwed up in IE7 which is fun because it worked fine in IE 6 under the current settings and one of the main reasons for switching to IE 7 was so I wouldn’t have to keep tweaking things to suit 1 specific temperamental browser and all, but ah well right.



  1. Posted March 2, 2007 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    I’m not a fan of IE7’s address bar layout either. It doesn’t bother me too much though, since I use Firefox 99% of the time. :)

  2. Posted March 2, 2007 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Same here. It just amazes me that they actually, finally have a good product and they still need to build in some sort of annoying factor.

    I mean, you can change the entire layout in IE6, why not in 7. Blah.

    I really do like the way the browser antialiases and displays though. It looks a lot nicer than FireFox in my opinion. And FF2.0 on up has been horribly slow on my system.

    Too many extensions maybe =)

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