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Old Nov 22, 2006, 02:39 AM
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Beware of Windows Movie Maker issues with IE7 upgrade.

I've been having a heck of a time with microsoft lately. Twice now I've tried upgrading my browser to IE7 and twice now I have not been able to use Movie Maker as it goes into an error message which I've sent innumerable times to no avail.
If I uninstalled it and went back to IE6 (which I'm using now) the problems go away but my live one care software keeps trying to get me to go back to IE7.
I've gone as far as to email tech support and all they want to do is charge me 35 dollars with no real promise the issue can be fixed. They keep telling me to go back to my mfr but don't seem to understand that the problem has only surfaced with the upgrade installed.
Anyways, if any of y'all are having software issues with IE7 installed I just thought I'd pass on what I've been able to find out.
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 03:31 AM
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randall, its gotta be somptin on your pc...i upgraded to IE7 and have absolutly no trobs. it may be because i did a format and install, i donno. also i got every stinkin update microsoft could install also, took a whole afternoon, lols. oh well...randy.
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 09:59 AM
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I just bought a new compaq laptop for my gf and as soon as she upgraded to IE 7 she had problems too. Google it and you'll find out we're not the only ones.
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 12:11 PM
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Randall,

Go to "Help and Support"

Then choose "System Restore"

Then chose to restore your system to the date just before you installed IE7...

It will be like you never installed it.....

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Old Nov 22, 2006, 01:38 PM
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I agree with Randall, I installed IE 7 and movie maker started acting weird, then I saw Randalls post and uninstalled IE 7 and movie maker is ok now. Thanks Randall.
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 03:58 PM
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Thanks for the info. I don't use Movie Maker and I don't like the new layout in IE7 either. What is Microsoft thinking about when releasing something so half-assed? I'll tell you what they're thinking. We will get the whole world to R&D this new product or version of a product for FREEEEE! And that's what we do for them. A computer and its software is probably the only product on the planet where the end user does most of the troubleshooting (R&D) for FREE!! Then they release FREE patches to make us feel better and believe they're doing us a favor.
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 07:02 PM
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What is Microsoft thinking about when releasing something so half-assed?
Ok, so is this the first time you've noticed this?

Microsoft at this point is not worried about people making their own content, but they are really worried that you will steal someone else's content. It's all going to get worse under Vista. Since I'm using Linux, I kinda wish everyone would use a format that Microsoft can't break.
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 08:45 PM
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Ok, so is this the first time you've noticed this?
Nope! I've been doing FREE R&D for them for quite a while now.


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Ok, so is this the first time you've noticed this?

Microsoft at this point is not worried about people making their own content, but they are really worried that you will steal someone else's content.
Well, if it's editing your are referring to, there are plenty of other very cheap, if not free, editing software options available. Anyway, no company is held responsible for an end users use of a tool as long as it's intended use is clearly stated. So what's going to happen with Vista?
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 09:08 PM
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Randall - Have you tried some of the many other great free web browsers? I have never used IE, I use Firefox & Opera and sometimes Netscape depending on what I'm doing. Opera is really fast at loading multiple large images so I use that for photo web sites like Flickr & Photo.net. Netscape can remember all of my log-ins (& I can't) for comercial sites like Ebay and on-line retailers, but it is kind of bloated so I use the slimmed-down Firefox version for general browsing.

There are probably others that are good too.

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Old Nov 23, 2006, 01:06 AM
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Vista is Msoft's first real stab at "trusted computing," which means they trust your computer and they don't trust you.
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Old Nov 23, 2006, 01:30 AM
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I just went back to IE 6 and all my problems went away except for that nagging message on live one care that says I need to upgrade.
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Old Nov 23, 2006, 03:00 PM
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Please, get Firefox 2 and live your life...


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Old Nov 24, 2006, 01:10 AM
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I downloaded firefox. I'll try it a while and see how it works. So far I've noticed that it doesn't interact with my web accelerator but it still loads pages pretty fast anyway. Just taking some getting used to is all.
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Old Nov 24, 2006, 02:37 PM
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HP Director that comes with the HP printers doesn't work correctly with IE7.. HP admits there is a problem, they have a work around (google for it) and they are working on a fix. Funny how Microsoft comes out with an update and so many other applications have problems and the applications people end up fixing their software.

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Old Nov 24, 2006, 11:26 PM
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Randall,
Sorry to hear your troubles with IE 7. Sometimes it's best not to upgrade because if it's not broke don't fix it :-). Glad Firefox is working for you.
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