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Old December 12th 16, 05:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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Default Can't Browse After FreshInstall

This is a Dell E510, 32 bit, which came with the OEM (Orange) "Windows
Media Center 2005 Edition with Update Rollup 2". At some point in it's
life, Windows 7, and then Windows 7 Ultimate was installed (upgrades).
Things went south after that, and the machine was put into storage for
about a year and a half.

Last night, I decided to resurect the machine, and do a fresh install of
the original XP Media Center,

Here's the problem.

Internet Explorer 6 was installed. When launched it takes me to
www.MSN.com, and I can click on the links on that page, but I have to
stay within the MSN domain. If I try to go elsewhere, such as
www.google.com,, I get "You are about to view pages over a secure
connection...and if I hit OK, I get "The page cannot be displayed...".

Using cmd.exe, I can ping yahoo, google, etc., and I get proper IPs.

Also, I set up Outlook Express 6 and I can access all my email just

This must be a browser problem (IE 6), but I can't reach Windows Update
to get it upgraded.

Any way to install a browser on a USB drive and use to reach Windows
Update? Other ideas?


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