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Reinstalling software in XP.
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:53:07 AM »
Hi Gang, it's me again.

I know, kringe and run for the hills. lol

My question this time is a simple one... Can I install IE 8 over IE 8, or do I have to uninstall the old 8 first?

My current versin has gotten too buggie for me to continue using it, but cannot update to a newer version because they don't work with XP.

Firefox and Chrome don't play well with my screen reader, so I'm pushed to reinstall to try to get an undamanged copy back.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Reinstalling software in XP.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 09:44:57 AM »
I would recommend an uninstall first.  About the only thing you should save from the old IE 8 is your bookmarks.

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Re: Reinstalling software in XP.
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 11:04:16 AM »
Thanks, I wasn't sure if it would write over still, or if that was done away with.

Do you know if the security updates will stay, or will I need to go hunting for them again?

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Re: Reinstalling software in XP.
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 11:13:42 AM »
You might want to track those down before you do the delete/reinstall, just so you can get them applied in a more timely manner.

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Re: Reinstalling software in XP.
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 11:25:31 AM »
I'll do that. I saw a mass download for them on a microsoft site yesterday, so finding them again shouldn't be too difficult. Thanks agan.

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Re: Reinstalling software in XP.
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 12:59:52 PM »
I still say you should try to see if you can get Chromevox working on a Chromebook. You wouldn't have to worry about this anymore. : /

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Re: Reinstalling software in XP.
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 01:14:56 PM »
I still say you should try to see if you can get Chromevox working on a Chromebook. You wouldn't have to worry about this anymore. : /

Tried it, it didn't work. The system is just too old and too limited in it's capabilities to run it.

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Re: Reinstalling software in XP.
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 06:39:24 PM »
I mean a chromebook as in the computer proper. No more worries of viruses, etc.

They do cost a couple hundred, but you've been spending that sort of change on just support for this one.

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Re: Reinstalling software in XP.
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2013, 09:57:57 PM »
I mean a chromebook as in the computer proper. No more worries of viruses, etc.

They do cost a couple hundred, but you've been spending that sort of change on just support for this one.

Looks like ChromeVox is built into it and fully supported, too. So probably not a bad idea.

iOS has a screen reader and a few other accessibility features as well, might be worth trying them out in a store to see how well they work for you and then find a cheap used model. (Bluetooth keyboards are cheap and work great with them as well)