View Full Version : IE 6 SP1 Upgrade problem

09-13-2002, 03:40 AM
A while back when ie 6 sp1 was a beta, i downloaded and installed one of the beta release. While having the beta installed on my system, I updated the browser to 128 bit encryption. Now when I try to install the final SP1, I get an error say that my current version is newer.

When i go to HELP > About Internet Explorer, my Ie version is 6.0.2813.3000. For those that thinks i am lying, here is a screenshot, I have highlighted the section in red. I have no idea how this error came to be, but i would really like to fix it so i can install SP1 Final. All comments and suggestions are welcome.


09-16-2002, 03:55 AM
Errm... the picture isnīt showing up, lol

09-16-2002, 10:45 AM
Um why did you have to upgrade the browser to 128 bit encryption. Everything starting with 5.5 and higher was 128 bit. But, for your problem do this: Go to your Add/Remove programs. If Microsoft Internet Explorer shows up there, highlight it and hit Remove or what ever button it is. It should give you a choice to repair previous windows configuration. Go with that, it whould take you back to before the beta update you did. Then try the real upgrade again. If that fails, you can open the registry (using regedit of course), and navigate here.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

and delete the Version on the right side.

Then download and re-install the latest version of IE.

That should take care of it.


09-16-2002, 03:07 PM
Thanks a lot. I installed SP1 now. Thanks again. :p

09-16-2002, 03:54 PM
Was it one of my suggestions? Which one? Did you get it before my suggestions?