Boot sequence

The boot sequence, prior to a friend installing the repair install disc 3-4 years ago, was w/o disc (CD). And I had not had any problems, prior to the repair install, getting Windows to boot?????

I'm not able to find IE6, so far, to determine the resources used, but the IE8 uses 16.1MB + 10.1MB for the Cumulative Security Update.

I have downloaded both pieces of software, but there is no option to *save*, so that I can have it at the ready when I uninstall IE6.

I, did, finally, get into Microsoft's Forums, so I'm getting some help there. Know why I could not get into MS? MS would not accept my password, because it was over 72 days old. Sheesh! So, I'll find out how to *save* the software for installation day.