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The Captain
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How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

Hello there,

I am using a lenovo sl500 think pad computer laptop.
And I accidentally deleted my Whole Computer - I used computer tool that said clean disk space. It erased it all and I had to reinstall hardware so the computer could start again.

So anyway I need to know how to get internet explorer to work - I am connected to wifi but it wont hook me up to the internet.

I searched for info and all the help didnt work - could it be my computer model with its software or something?

I need help!

Legendary Oracle
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Re: How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

Thoughts....

  • Some computers have a rescue partition to bring back the OS like a factory reset.
  • Which version of Windows is this?  Win10 has IE 11, but excludes the shortcut.
Legendary Epic Genius
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Re: How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

I don't think you need to install IE.  If you already have Microsoft Windows installed, you can type a web address on any folder window and it should redirect you to the browser.

The Captain
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Re: How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

So my computer runs on windows xp although there is a sticker on the computer saying windows basic vista and the internet explorer is internet explorer 7
Thanks for the reply

Legendary Oracle
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Re: How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

I had to give up my Vista machine with IE9 when Microsoft stopped supporting it.

The Captain
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Re: How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

Well my computer was working with google chrome before the accidental delete of my computer and internet explorer never worked then anyhow but I have tryed to save a download onto usb and install it back on but no luck I tryed with google chrome,  windows 10, internet explore 7 & 8, simple browser, and so on but my computer could only run a few of thoes and what did run didnt help.

If I brought my computer to bestbuy would they be able to help fix this for free?

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Re: How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

No Best Buy would not fix it for free, you would need to pay to have it fixed

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Re: How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

Why not just re-install Windows and just download Google Chrome again?

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Re: How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

Tryed that - I put the download onto usb and fed it into the lenovo laptop but for some reason it didnt work - nothing changed..

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Re: How do I get internet explorer to work? I am connected to wifi but its still does not work.

Are you running on Vista or Windows 10?  The newer browers may not support Vista.  IE 9 was the last IE that worked on Vista.