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Old 07-06-07, 10:55 AM
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I've screwed up and need to reverse

I had Mozilla Firefox (I think I had 1.5.0.12) version about 1 hr. ago it asked me if I wanted to download the newer version 2.0.0.4 I want my old version back. I did a system restore (3 days ago) and this new version is still here. All my bookmarks are gone!
I've got outlook express and it's not up there on the toolbar. I thought if I did a system restore it would go back like it was.
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Old 07-06-07, 12:07 PM
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I have no idea why you would want to go back, or why you would want to use Outlook Express, but that's your choice.

Yes, a system restore to a point prior to your mistake will correct things, but only to a point.

I suggest that you uninstall the newer Firefox and then re-install the old one. You can then (if necessary, and if you insist) install Outlook Express.
 
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Old 07-06-07, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by racraft View Post
I have no idea why you would want to go back, or why you would want to use Outlook Express, but that's your choice.

Yes, a system restore to a point prior to your mistake will correct things, but only to a point.

I suggest that you uninstall the newer Firefox and then re-install the old one. You can then (if necessary, and if you insist) install Outlook Express.
Please tell me how to uninstall the newer version and how I would go about installing the older version. All my bookmarks are gone.
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Old 07-06-07, 01:37 PM
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Firefox has an uninstall program. Go to the installed programs window and run it.

Then just install the older version. If you no longer have the older version then download it from the Firefox web site.

But again, I recommend that you use the newer version.

If you didn't save your book marks then you will need to recreate them.
 
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I don't understand why my system restore won't bring it all back.
 
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Old 07-06-07, 03:36 PM
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System restore does not bring back everything. If it did, it would take hours for the system to back everything up.

System restore will revert back it's configuration files and windows files that are most important to keep the system running.

Get rid of Outlook Express, it is plagued with problems, especially for people with broadband connections.

Here's a download for your old version Firefox if you haven't already done so.

http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-1.5.0.12&os=win&lang=en-US
 
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Not only would it take hours for the backup (and restore) to occur, it would take a huge amount of disk space to store it all. Compound that by the number of restores, etc. and you have an out of control backup/restore.
 
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Originally Posted by HotinOKC View Post
System restore does not bring back everything. If it did, it would take hours for the system to back everything up.

System restore will revert back it's configuration files and windows files that are most important to keep the system running.

Get rid of Outlook Express, it is plagued with problems, especially for people with broadband connections.

Here's a download for your old version Firefox if you haven't already done so.

http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-1.5.0.12&os=win&lang=en-US
Dear HotinOKC,
You have fixed my computer!!!!!!!!!!
I now have my computer back the way it was this morning. I have my Mail back in the taskbar and I have all my Bookmarks. You have saved me alot of problems and time. Thank you. I wish I had your email address so that I can ask you a lot of dumb questions about computers.....anyway thanks.
Kyle Johnson
 
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Old 07-07-07, 10:31 AM
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Kyle, you can use the PM (private message) feature. Just click on my name and select send a PM.
 
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Old 07-10-07, 07:46 PM
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Thunderbird is way better than Outlook Express.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/
 
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Old 07-11-07, 06:29 AM
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Why? How? There's nothing wrong with O. E.
 
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Old 07-11-07, 07:00 AM
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Oh yes there is something wrong with Outlook Express.

It is, most people say, the absolute worst program that Microsoft has ever released. It is:

Poorly written
Poorly documented
Poorly supported
Full of security holes
An embarrassment to Microsoft

Did I miss any?

The only good thing about it is that it is "free".
 
 

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