Internet Explorer 7, also known as IE7, is the default Internet browser on Windows XP computer systems. While using the browser you may accidentally delete a required file, causing error messages to appear when using the program. In order to correct this issue you need to repair and reinstall IE7. This is done through the "Add or Remove Programs" option in Windows XP.
Click the "Start" button followed by "Control Panel." In a moment, the Control Panel window will load onto the screen.
Double-click "Add or Remove Programs" and a list of all the programs currently installed on the computer loads onto the screen.
Scroll through the list of programs until you find "Internet Explorer 7."
Select "Internet Explorer 7" and click "Repair." A new window appears asking if you want to repair the program. Click "Yes" to continue. If needed, the program will ask you to download IE7 again, with a link to the download site. Click this link and follow the instructions.
Proceed with the remainder of the prompts, then click "Install." The repair wizard installs the missing files. Once complete a window appears and states the repair process has finished.
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