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Updating to ie7

You can look for any optional Internet Explorer updates by clicking the Optional side-tab; if any updates are available, select them and then click Install.

That being said, let's start with the four questions you asked: Yes and no. The components that make up IE8 may replace the prior components in IE7 as needed, or may replace all components regardless of what was there before, but conceptually it doesn't "build on" what was installed before; it's a separate stand-alone installation.Question 4: If IE8 is a separate installation and not dependent on previous versions to run properly, would it be safe to remove all IE7 folders just to add some more free space on my HD?An interesting scenario that had me firing up my Windows XP / IE8 testbed to see what had happened there.At the time of this post the latest SD Image for Pi DP8 was 15-Dec-2015.Look at this link from a fellow wordpress blogger (… January 20, 2006 at pm · Filed under Software Fact.Question 1: Does each new IE build upon previous versions during installation? Question 2: Since IE8 is a Windows "product" I'm guessing it used the Microsoft Windows Installer to.... Does the fact that it didn't mean the IE7 files have to remain?

Question 3: If I had installed IE8 over IE6 and bypassed IE7 entirely, would the IE6 files have remained instead?

I recently reformatted my HD and reinstalled Windows XP Pro.

My install disk included SP2 so after the XP install completed I installed SP3 and then IE7 in that order.

I know support for XP has ended, but I thought support ending meant no new releases, not that you can't download anything at all.

The Microsoft web site only brings up a screen saying support has ended whenever trying to update anything on XP.

Yes, in that things like your user settings, configuration changes and options are for the most part preserved. Uninstall followed by install is only one approach to updating software.