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Windows 7: Unchecking IE8 In Windows 7 (HP) Programs & Features


14 Feb 2012   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
Unchecking IE8 In Windows 7 (HP) Programs & Features

Haven't used IE in many years.
I'm wondering if there is any downside to unchecking it ??

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14 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Yes - Control Panel/Programs and Features - Turn Windows Features on Off:
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De-select Internet Explorer and then press YES, then press OK.
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However I recommend you update to Internet Explorer 9 using Windows Update or downloading it here.

As it is more secure and will not re-enable when you Windows Update.


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15 Feb 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I've also got my disabled, pointless if your using a better browser(s).

Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off

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15 Feb 2012   #4
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

The original question was;

"is there any downside to unchecking it."

I have no desire to use IE again. FF suits me fine.
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15 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bej View Post
The original question was;

"is there any downside to unchecking it."

I have no desire to use IE again. FF suits me fine.
Not really, it is basically a backup browser for me (even though I have 3 browsers - other than IE), for example if FF stops working and it is not just your Internet you still have IE and you can always enable it any point

However if you have UAC Enabled it will add better security to IE too.
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15 Feb 2012   #6
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Thank you. I appreciate your input.
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