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Downloading and Configuring Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer can be downloaded for free from SkyPoint. This section assumes that you have configured your Dial-up Networking software and have been able to connect to SkyPoint. If you are having difficulty configuring the Dial-up Networking software, please see our Dial-up Networking support page or call technical support for help.

  • Downloading From SkyPoint's Web Site
    To download the software from the Web site, go to our Software Download Area and select SkyPoint Internet Explorer for Windows 95.

    Downloading From SkyPoint's Menu System

  • Dial in to your SkyPoint account.
  • Locate the Windows 95 FTP software.
    • Select "Start". Click on the "Start" button at the lower left corner of your desktop.
    • Select "Run". Select the "Run" menu option. A window will appear.
    • Enter "ftp.exe". Type ftp.exe and press the "enter" key. The FTP window will open.

FTP

  • Open an FTP connection. At the ftp> prompt, type open ftp.skypoint.com and press the "enter" key.
  • Log on with your own account information.
    • Enter your username. At the User (ftp.skypoint.com: (none)): prompt, type your SkyPoint username and press the "enter" key.
    • Enter a password. At the Password: prompt, type your SkyPoint password. Press the "enter" key.
  • Go to the directory containing the Windows software. At the ftp> prompt, type cd /home2/guest and press the "enter" key.
  • Change your directory for receiving files. At the ftp> prompt, type lcd c:\tmp and press the "enter" key.
  • Set file transfer to binary. At the ftp> prompt, type binary and press the "enter" key.
  • Download SkyPoint software. At the ftp> prompt, type get msie30.exe and press the "enter" key. Wait - this may take some time. You will not get another ftp> prompt until the process is complete.
  • Download SkyPoint installation instructions. At the ftp> prompt, type get install.txt and press the "enter" key. Wait. You will not get another ftp> prompt until the process is complete.
  • Disconnect from SkyPoint. At the ftp> prompt, type disconnect and press the "enter" key. A box may appear asking if you really want to do this. If it does, click the "Yes" button.
  • Exit the ftp software. Click on the "X" button at the upper right of the ftp window.

    Installing Internet Explorer Downloaded From SkyPoint

  • Select "Add/Remove Programs". Double-click on the "My Computer" icon. In the "My Computer" window, double-click on the "Control Panel" icon. Double-click on the "Add/Remove Programs" icon. A window will appear with what look like several file folder tabs.
  • Select "Install/Uninstall". Click the "Install/Uninstall" tab.
  • Select "Install". Click on the "Install" button.
  • Select the software to install. Click the "Next>" button a couple of times until you are told that your computer can not locate the installation program. At this point, you should see a box in the window allowing you to enter which program to install. In the "Command line for installation program" box, type c:\tmp\msie301.exe and press the "enter" key.
  • Select "Finish". Click on the "Finish" button. The installation will begin. Follow the directions that the installer gives you.
  • Remove the installer file.
    • Select "Start". Click on the "Start" button at the lower left corner of your desktop.
    • Select "Programs". Select the "Programs" menu option.
    • Select "MS Dos Prompt". Select the "MS Dos Prompt" menu item in the "Programs" menu. A window will appear.
    • Enter the root directory. At the dos prompt, type cd \tmp and press the "enter" key.
    • Delete the installer. At the dos prompt, type del c:\tmp\msie301.exe and press the "enter" key.
    • Exit the MS Dos Prompt window. Click the "x" box in the upper right corner of the window.

 

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