Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: MSN wont let me use Internet Explorer.problem setting up Hotmail

14 Mar 2012   #1
OllyAnna

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
MSN wont let me use Internet Explorer.problem setting up Hotmail

I am a very old and inexperienced user who has to change ISP for a list of reasons. I am with Virgin at present but not much longer. Last night I tried to set up a Hotmail account using my very old XP machine. I did not use my windows 7 in case of any problems. I discovered I needed Live Mail so I had to download this. As part of the process I was asked did I want to have MSN and the Bing toolbar installed. I accepted both assuming both were required. My live Mail account has set up fine.
However, every time I try to use the Internet Explorer shortcut it brings up an MSN 'set up account' page which leads me to a a page which says my XP copy of msn is out of date and offers for me to order a CD-at my cost. I can only seemingly access Internet Explorer nowvia my router set-up.
Do I have to have msn to have hotmail? How do I go back to being able to use Internet Explorer as my web browser and how do I stop this msn screen appearinfg all the time? I don't want to buy msn as the XP is on its last legs.
Can someone please help me in very simple terms
Thankyou


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Mar 2012   #2
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

It all sounds fishy. I would check for viruses.

Internet Explorer:
Regardless of the Windows version press Win Key or Start button, then locate RUN menu. If not present, it can be called by WIN+R combination (Press and hold WIN key then press R key).
Copy and paste this line to that Run window:
Code:
iexplore
Click OK button. Internet Explorer should popup.


Attached Images
MSN wont let me use Internet Explorer.problem setting up Hotmail-run_internet_explorer.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 MSN wont let me use Internet Explorer.problem setting up Hotmail




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Internet Explorer 11 wont install
I'm trying to update to Windows Internet Explorer 11. I've downloaded it but it wont install. Error code 9C59 windows update dt000. Windows Update tells me I need no other updates.
Windows Updates & Activation
internet explorer 11 ignoring my homepage setting
Hi, I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I recently cleaned malware using Malwarebytes and Superantispyware. Now when I open Internet explorer the address in the address bar reads "http:// --c=5003" and the page can not be displayed. I have my homepage set to google.com and...
Browsers & Mail
Internet explorer and google chrome wont open
Ok so my internet explorer has now changed to "speed browser" which will not allow me to open internet explorer or my google chrome browsers. I've tried in regular mode and safe mode. I've tried to do a recovery point but it did not remove "speed browser" I read another post saying to download...
Browsers & Mail
Internet Explorer 9 cannot connect to internet, Cant find problem
Hi, I'm having a problem with Internet Explorer where it cant connect to any webpage at all. I have tried to troubleshoot the problem but the troubleshooter says that it cannot find the problem. It works when i start it up in no addons mode but even if i disable all the addons that i could find...
Browsers & Mail
my internet explorer wont load.
hi, im having some issues with internet explorer: it keeps trying to load when i start up internet explorer in the bottom left side of the screen it keeps showing a clock n doesnt loading bar loads but really slow and ends up going nowhere. please help thanks
Browsers & Mail


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:11.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App