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  1. I had things the way you posted now, before I started this thread. I didn't change it till I read Brandon's reply and found that option. Neither of the settings fixes the problem. Those microsoft articles further show that they really are no help at all supporting their products. They don't even mention that hotmail can still be accessed via OE. They make it seem like you have to pay for an updated hotmail account, or that you have to use Windows Live instead of OE. Actually, that reminded me that I did reconfigure things after the browser update. When I rebooted after installing IE7, I couldn't connect to hotmail via OE anymore. It kept asking me for my password. I called the support number, but they wouldn't help me on the phone unless I paid! So I decided it must be that I was going to have to change hotmail from HTTP to POP3. They had emailed customers saying this would have to be done before September 1st, but I had no idea that updating my browser was going to force me to do it earlier. I read the instructions and got it switched over in a few minutes, but then it moved all my hotmail old and new that was still on the server, into the inbox where my Comcast mail was, and created another big problem that I still haven't fully sorted out. I wish I would have waited longer to switch from IE6, because I never expected I was going to have all these issues.
  2. Hi, That's the article I was referring to with the %1 fix I mentioned. They haven't updated it since Windows 98. It worked in XP for IE6 tho, but like I said, when I do this in IE7, it changes my default browser. I already sent feedback to Microsoft to ask them to update the article, but so far they haven't. They are much better at breaking things than fixing them.
  3. Thanks, but that gets rid of all tabs, which I mentioned I didn't want to do. It did lead me to something else I hadn't noticed tho, which is "open links from other programs in a new window". I thought that was going to solve the problem, but even though a desktop link opened in a new window when I checked that, I tried doing 2 emails links, and the second one opened in the first one's window, replacing it with the new website. So I still need a fix for the OE links.
  4. I tried to search for an answer, but didn't know which words to search for, so if a solution has already been posted, I hope you can direct me to it. I recently updated to IE7 and now the settings I had in IE6 don't work to fix this issue. When I click links in Outlook Express 6, they open in the same window I opened another URL link in, or in another tab of a window that's already open. And when I click links on my desktop, instead of opening a new window, they open in new tabs of open windows too. I want a separate window for every link I click on, no matter where I try to open it from. I already went to the Advanced tab in Internet Options of Tools and made sure it says NOT to reuse windows. With IE6 I used to be able to add %1 to the end of the string after "nohome" under the folder options for URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol, but when I do that with IE7, it changes my default browser settings, and I don't understand why. The result is that links in OE email don't go to a page at all, just can't be displayed. This is confusing me alot, because I usually work with a lot of windows open, and when I open a new one, I have no idea which old one the new tab is going to open in. I've been wasting lots of time trying to find my new window. I have XP Pro Service Pack 2. Do I have to disable tabbed browsing for this behavior to stop? I really didn't want to do that, because there are times I like to use more than one tab in the same window, but when I decide to, not when IE7 decides to!
  5. http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?c...;report=Summary http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/testhisto...?conid=20759164
  6. Here: http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/testhistory.asp?conid=0
  7. Yes, I am clicking on Prior after I open the current results. That's when it shows me 2 entries, one from my old computer and the one from August 3. Otherwise, I only see the following when I don't open the current result before clicking, and I've never seen an option to Save, and like I posted, the one from 2007 was there before I ran new tests. It only disappeared after I saw the new results, and I never saw a SAVE option. Test History Results are not saved Test history is only available for saved results.
  8. I am having the same problem. When I first came here today, I clicked on Previous Tests and saw 2 of them. One was for my old computer and one was for this current one, from December I think. I ran a new set of tests, and now even when I access that page like you say to here, there is only the tests from today for this computer. The previous one from this computer is gone and says only Saved ones will display. I didn't purge the old ones, and they must have been saved for me to have seen them before I ran today's tests, so where did they go? I wanted to go back and read some specific things to see how they have changed, but now I can't. I thought we were supposed to be able to compare all our previous tests unless we deliberately deleted them. This doesn't seem like an improvement to me.
  9. I had a similar thing happen. I did the free driver scan recommended here, but then found out that to actually get the drivers, there is a fee. So I tried looking for new ones on my own for the 5 items it said I had old ones for. I thought the one for my monitor would be easiest to find, and when I did update it, everthing seemed great, and the jittering I had experienced before was even fixed, so I was very happy. But then one day I rebooted and my screen wouldn't come on except for a message saying my refresh rate was wrong. I didn't know how to get into my control panel to fix it because I couldn't see anything on the screen! So I wasted hours trying to figure it out, because I couldn't get it to work thru safe mode either, and eventually had to call 2 people to walk me thru it. I should have left good enough alone.
  10. My Firefox was already unchecked, but it opens very slowly all the time. Does anyone know of another reason it doesn't open immediately?
  11. How long ago did you do the Windows Updates? The Active X problem sounds like what was caused by the older updates and was supposed to have been fixed by the June ones.
  12. Someone else told me that today too after I posted everywhere I could think of that had people in the same boat. Guess I wasted my time yet again. I wonder if that site took it down because one of the new Windows Updates fixed the Active X problem. Did anyone run all the updates who hadn't fixed the URLMON yet?
  13. It worked for me, so a big thanks to scr62_1! Maybe you downloaded the wrong URLMON.DLL. Did your computer automatically reboot after that? And did you make sure you don't have an old version of the PCPitstop Utility in your Downloaded Programs file? Here is the right file for W98SE: IMPORTANT: Close all programs before running this patch because it will automatically reboot the computer. http://www.mdgx.com/files/URLMONFX.EXE
  14. I'm glad I didn't do any of those more drastic things, because they wouldn't have worked. Here's what did finally solve the problem, and I was able to run the PcPitstop tests this morning: I confirmed my problem, by trying to run the driver scan at this site (which anyone in the same boat can access on the right margin towards the bottom). http://driveragent.com/faq.php It told me it couldn't run the scan and to check this part of the faq on the page above: I try to run DriverAgent scan using Windows 98 or ME, but keep going to a page that asks me to run the ActiveXCheck program. This is a known bug with the Microsoft Windows 98/ME security update titled "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (912812)". The Driver Agent ActiveX control will not install when this update has been loaded on to your computer. The installation will fail without any specific error message. The ActiveXCheck program detect this situation - The error will be "(800b0111) The certificate was explicitly marked as untrusted by the user". It has been identified that the problem with Windows Update Q912812 is with new version of URLMON.DLL installed by this update. To resolve this problem, restore this file to the previous version. The following program is available to restore URLMON.DLL to previous version. IMPORTANT: Close all programs before running this patch because it will automatically reboot the computer. http://www.mdgx.com/files/URLMONFX.EXE
  15. Here's the fix, so you can be happy again! I know I am thrilled my computer is back to normal with the Active X issue: I confirmed my problem, by trying to run the driver scan at this site (which anyone in the same boat can access on the right margin towards the bottom). http://driveragent.com/faq.php It told me it couldn't run the scan and to check this part of the faq on the page above: I try to run DriverAgent scan using Windows 98 or ME, but keep going to a page that asks me to run the ActiveXCheck program. This is a known bug with the Microsoft Windows 98/ME security update titled "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (912812)". The Driver Agent ActiveX control will not install when this update has been loaded on to your computer. The installation will fail without any specific error message. The ActiveXCheck program detect this situation - The error will be "(800b0111) The certificate was explicitly marked as untrusted by the user". It has been identified that the problem with Windows Update Q912812 is with new version of URLMON.DLL installed by this update. To resolve this problem, restore this file to the previous version. The following program is available to restore URLMON.DLL to previous version. IMPORTANT: Close all programs before running this patch because it will automatically reboot the computer. http://www.mdgx.com/files/URLMONFX.EXE
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