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    HELP! Which One?!

    I want to download the new Internet Explorer security patch at:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...29/default.asp - but im not sure which one I should download! lol

    It asks me if I would like to download either:

    Internet Explorer 6 SP1

    Internet Explorer 6 SP1 for Windows XP SP1 64-bit Edition

    Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP

    I'm currently using Windows XP Home (Version 5.1.2600) & Internet Explorer 6 (Version 6.0.2600.0000)

    So which one should I download? And whats the difference?

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm gonna guess
    > go for the IE 6 for WinXP

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    Im glad that you stay on top of Microsoft's security bulletins, but might I suggest that just getting all of the updates from the "Critical Updates and Service Packs" section of Windows Update will update all of the neccessary components germane to your Windows installation. Although, if your using XP Home, its just about pointless to try to secure your OS anyway. Sorry.
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    You may want to open your browser and select HELP --> ABOUT just to verify which build of IE you have. That would be the safest way to go. I know that there is an SP1 for IE for XP so just give it a quick check before you install the patch. Hmmmm, although that would be a great test to see what happens if you apply the wrong patch......

    Seriously, verify your version then go get the patch.

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    It may be safest just to download IE 6 for win xp, seeing as you have the xp home edition, and i think IE 6 SP1 is a patched version. I hope you read this.

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    Originally posted here by tampabay420
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    tampabay420, Was that a line????
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    I'll give you something better to download... its called Mozilla... its an open source browser and its even better than IE... I started using it about 5 days ago and I can't stop ... you can find it at www.mozilla.org

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    Thank you all for your suggestions/input!

    I'm guessing I should either download the "Internet Explorer 6 SP1 for Windows XP SP1 64-bit Edition" OR "Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP" - but whats the difference between these two? I'm guessing one is for 32bit and the other is for 64bit - but which one should i choose? I dont wanna download the wrong one and screw up anything lol

    BTW - Thanks tampabay420 (i think so too)

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    You don't want the 64 bit edition, especially if you have XP home. I'm sure that unexpected results will occur if you try to install that version (that is, if MS doesn't have a built in pre install check).
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    Chances are the "Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP" is a 128bit strength (not 32). Obviously you want the higher strength cipher, but if you want to check which one you are running now, open IE and go to help/about internet explorer. It tells you a few details of the version you are running now, including the cipher stength (2nd line down). Chances are you'll be using 128bit already, so download the "Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP" patch.

    Hope I was of some help.
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