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Trouble following XP repair


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Blastapest

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Hello to you all.
I have just done an XP repair following the advice found elsewhere on this site, Everything seemed ok untill I tried to use my favorites in Internet Explorer, None of these will connect me to the sites.
Also when I try to go to Windows Update I get the message "The request lookup key was not found in any active activation content"
Question,
Have I missed out something during the repair ? (Though everything seemed to be automated by the program)
Do I need to do anything else to complete the repair ?
The reason for trying the repair was that System recovery would not allow me to recover to any earlier dates.
Sitting here in hope
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Hi, Blastapest and welcome to GeeksToGo! :)

What version of Internet Explorer are you running?
The latest is Version 8.

The problem may be to do with the old installation of IE not liking the repair.

For the sake of security and stability it's best to keep it to the most up to date version anyway.

If you want a faster, more secure browser, I'd actually recommend Firefox (link).
Because other programs (such as Windows Update) rely on the IE engine, you should still upgrade it so those programs work, but definitely go for the Fox for day-to-day browsing.


Let me know how it goes.


Cheers,
Deon :)
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Blastapest

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Hello and thanks for the correct answer.
Since posting the question I went directly to the Microsoft update site and managed to update from there, The problem as you said, was that the repair had taken me back to IE 6
All now appears to be working fine, though I have yet to try running system restore which was one of the main reasons for the repair.
Once again thanks for the help
Best Regards
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No worries at all, great to hear you got it sorted :)
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