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    Any techies out there?

    For a couple of days now, I cannot compose a new message in Hotmail or reply/forward an existing message. Yesterday, I sent an email to Outlook tech support (supposedly you receive a reply within 24 hrs.)....no reply yet.

    Then today while on Amazon, I was unable to open a book ("Look Inside") to preview it.

    We have IE, Windows 7. Never had this problem before.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this? Appreciate your help!!

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    Not a techie, but have you tried to close everything and restart your computer? That was the first thing I used to try.

    I had a lot of difficulties with IE. My husband had me download Google Chrome:
    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95346?hl=en
    and I have used that without problems for a long time. I have both options in my menu; I just click on the Google chrome icon to roam the net.

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    See if website will answer your questions: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chie.htm
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    Microsoft has announced a major bug with Internet Explorer. Recommend using another browser while they 'fix' it.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security...en-hack-n91281
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457206,00.asp
    http://www.cnet.com/news/stop-using-...fixed-says-us/

    I prefer Mozilla Firefox on my PC and Google Chrome on my Samsung tablet. In Firefox, I also downloaded Adblock Plus to eliminate ads. HUGE difference! I will never go back to IE.

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    I wish I was a techie!!!! If I was, I wouldn't be pulling my hair out over doing an upgrade for Quicken!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2 View Post
    Microsoft has announced a major bug with Internet Explorer. Recommend using another browser while they 'fix' it.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security...en-hack-n91281
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457206,00.asp
    http://www.cnet.com/news/stop-using-...fixed-says-us/

    I prefer Mozilla Firefox on my PC and Google Chrome on my Samsung tablet. In Firefox, I also downloaded Adblock Plus to eliminate ads. HUGE difference! I will never go back to IE.
    I was going to mention this as well. I also use Mozilla Firefox on both the laptop and desktop. Frankly, no clue what I'm using on my tablet. The Adblock Plus on firefox is definitely the hot tip. Another one that won't go back to IE.

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    While using Google Chrome this morning, all these problems are resolved. THANK YOU everyone!

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    I have Windows 7 on my computer. I use Outlook 2010. I had a lot of problems and contacted Microsoft. They stated that they have a lot of Outlook working well with Windows 7. Tried the fixes they told me and did not fix problem.
    Carmen E.

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    There was a major security breach with Explorer and a virus. It is recommended you stop using IE until it is fixed. Go to another web browser such as Firefox or Chrome.

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    how the heck to you change browsers anyway?? I have IE now. do I just get on m.firefox site and download?. nothing else?. then have an icon to click on like I do for IE?. I just use computers, don't understand them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    how the heck to you change browsers anyway?? I have IE now. do I just get on m.firefox site and download?. nothing else?. then have an icon to click on like I do for IE?. I just use computers, don't understand them!!
    If you scroll up a little in this thread, you should see the link I provided for downloading Chrome. After it is downloaded, you have an icon you can click on to use Chrome. You don't have to delete your icon for IE if you don't want to. The Chrome icon is a circle with 3 outer colors -- very easy to spot quickly.

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    I am NOW using Firefox. Since I am still on XP, I made the final jump when I heard this latest news regarding IE. Google collects too much info and I like Firefox since it is VERY similar to IE.
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    Glad you mentioned this. The IE problem may or may not be part of your problem. Switch to a Chrome or Firefox browser and see if hotmail works or not.
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