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Windows 7: If Windows 7 has no IE in the EU


25 Jun 2009   #1

 
 
If Windows 7 has no IE in the EU

Ok, so all sources indicate that when Windows 7 ships in the UE it's not going to have Internet Explorer 8....

Does that mean it'll have IE7? If not, (here's the really nooby question) how in god's name am I supposed to get on the net to download IE8?

This may sound silly, but without an Internet Browser, how does 1 browse the Internet in order to actually acquire a browser???



Any thoughts LOL


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25 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 7127 x64
 
 

Uh....windows update, ie8
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25 Jun 2009   #3

 
 

That's if it's offered straight away. I have a sneaking suspision that because the rest of civilization is getting IE8 then it might be missed & sit on the back-burner before someone realizes "Oh cr@p, better switch on the IE update, poor EU fools" LOL

The other thing is then, if they have it as an update then it'll be the only browser available (to start), which would then be exactly the same a shipping it with Windows 7......
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25 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You could always have a copy of firefox etc.. on another partition or hard disk and install it afterwards, that's pretty much what I do when I've reformatted.
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25 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 7127 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
That's if it's offered straight away. I have a sneaking suspision that because the rest of civilization is getting IE8 then it might be missed & sit on the back-burner before someone realizes "Oh cr@p, better switch on the IE update" LOL
I'm sure that once it's released in europe, it's going to be an optional update.
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25 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I always have installation for FF on next partition on HDD..

Btw why you tipped UE? Didn't you mean EU?
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25 Jun 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
no IE8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Ok, so all sources indicate that when Windows 7 ships in the UE it's not going to have Internet Explorer 8....

Does that mean it'll have IE7? If not, (here's the really nooby question) how in god's name am I supposed to get on the net to download IE8?

This may sound silly, but without an Internet Browser, how does 1 browse the Internet in order to actually acquire a browser???



Any thoughts LOL
Well if I was really desperate I would ftp.mozilla.com download FF and use that to go get IE8. Maybe it comes in an extras (non installed) folder. Thats really tough to figure out.

Ken
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25 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Ok, so all sources indicate that when Windows 7 ships in the UE it's not going to have Internet Explorer 8....

Does that mean it'll have IE7? If not, (here's the really nooby question) how in god's name am I supposed to get on the net to download IE8?

This may sound silly, but without an Internet Browser, how does 1 browse the Internet in order to actually acquire a browser???



Any thoughts LOL
I got an external drive with all my programs, files, music, photos backed up. You could just put the setup file for a browser onto a mem stick and run from that.
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25 Jun 2009   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vipermk2 View Post
You could always have a copy of firefox etc.. on another partition or hard disk and install it afterwards, that's pretty much what I do when I've reformatted.
+1 but i'd save a download of IE8 (i love it )

But your average joe might not think that far in advance, or have/want seperate partitions set up. I think there's more that needs thinking about when it comes to shipping/not shipping an Internet Browser.
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25 Jun 2009   #10
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I Think they will give you a list of options on the set up screen and you select what Internet Browser you want to download/install. Either that or buy an American version and get it pre-installed lol.

You cant totally remove Internet Explorer from Windows as it uses it for Windows Update so i have read on other forums.

Obviously a cunning plan by the EU to help us make a choice, because we cant make our own minds up anyway can we lol.
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