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Downloading and Installing Internet Explorer From Microsoft

Microsoft Internet Explorer can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft FTP site. To do so:

  • Dial in to your SkyPoint account.
  • Start 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.microsoft.com and press the "enter" key.
  • Log on as an anonymous user.
    • Enter the anonymous user name. At the User (ftp.microsoft.com: (none)): prompt, type anonymous and press the "enter" key.
    • Enter a password. At the Password: prompt, type your full SkyPoint e-mail address. It should look like username@skypoint.com. Press the "enter" key.
  • Go to the directory containing Internet Explorer. At the ftp> prompt, type cd /softlib/mslfiles 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 Internet Explorer. At the ftp> prompt, type get msie301.exe and press the "enter" key. Wait - this may take some time. You will not get another ftp> prompt until the process is complete.
  • Disconnect from Microsoft. 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 Microsoft Internet Explorer Downloaded From Microsoft

  • 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.

    You will now need to configure Internet Explorer. Please check our Internet Explorer Configuration page for more information.

 

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