Finally Upgraded to IE 8 !!!
It's been eons since i wrote for help about updating to IE 8 from IE6 ... (first had to update to SP3 which i did eons ago after working up 'nerve' with help from you all here !!)
Just a little while ago, bit the bullet - reread your advices and updated IE !!! (was already downloaded into my compter so just had to click ''install' . IT WORKED! nothing disappeared - nothing bleeped or belched !! smoothe !!
Don't know if it's my 'imagination' but when i click on my 'favorites' getting to those sites seems faster !
Did all the little 'gymnastics' that made 'me' feel better i.e. defrag/ck-disc, etc.
A big 'thank you' for all your help !!