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Windows 7: Update KB968771, Internet Explorer for Windows 7 E User

08 Jul 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Update KB968771, Internet Explorer for Windows 7 E User

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Yesterday, fellow blogger and enthusiast Paul Thurrott revealed the European edition of build 7264, which, as you all probably know by now comes without Internet Explorer due to some antitrust lawsuits filed by the European Union against Microsoft. Since said lawsuits were filed, many on communities across the internet debated, or should I say flamed each other on this topic, some supporting Microsoft stating that they have the right to bundle in IE with their OS, and others stating that Microsoft is just taking advantage of their market dominance to have a monopoly over the browser market.
Whatever the case, many from both sides of the isle were curious as to how people will get a web browser on the OS. There was speculation that there will be a dialog box of some sort allowing people to download one out of a few of the most popular browsers out there, however, after we got our dirty hands on this build, we discovered that this isn’t the case. While OEMs may bundle in a browser (or several) of their choice in with the PCs that they ship with Windows 7 E, just how will people get IE on the copies of Windows 7 E that will be on store shelves?
CNET and Ars Technica have reported that Microsoft will distribute a feature pack, that may be given out in a few different ways, most prominently through Windows Update and CDs that come with the Windows 7 E package. After looking into this feature pack ourselves, we have found that the update name for this is KB968771.
We have managed to get our hands on said feature pack, and here are the screenshots of the installation experience on the Windows 7 E version of 7264:

Source: Geeksmack


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08 Jul 2009   #2
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

I actually like IE, good thing im a american
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08 Jul 2009   #3
AlexT2889

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

America for the win. Socialist for the lose.

The "EU" is forcing everyone to "even the playing field" but at the end of the day, they just piss off more people.

OT: I'm glad America didn't come up with the adbomination Europe calls "Linux"
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08 Jul 2009   #4
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

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....most prominently through Windows Update and CDs that come with the Windows 7 E package....
This is so ridiculous.

lol
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08 Jul 2009   #5
dan7777

windows 7 RTM
 
 

i hate IE i love firefox & google chroma
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08 Jul 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexT2889 View Post
America for the win. Socialist for the lose.

The "EU" is forcing everyone to "even the playing field" but at the end of the day, they just piss off more people.

OT: I'm glad America didn't come up with the adbomination Europe calls "Linux"
Easy there bud ... more fortune 500 corporations are run on some variation of Linux...
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08 Jul 2009   #7
wwoods

Vista64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Easy there bud ... more fortune 500 corporations are run on some variation of Linux...
Uh I wouldent say run on, maby Linsux has a small place in the corp. Yea linux is good for a mail server, maby a spam filter or small local database server or to ssh into a REAL UNIX from, but I am not gonna run my mission critical apps on it.....

I can just see it now.....Sorry Mr CIO, I am waiting for a answer from IRC and the forums but all I get is being told RTFM n00b.
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08 Jul 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wwoods View Post
Uh I wouldent say run on, maby Linsux has a small place in the corp. Yea linux is good for a mail server, maby a spam filter or small local database server or to ssh into a REAL UNIX from, but I am not gonna run my mission critical apps on it.....

I can just see it now.....Sorry Mr CIO, I am waiting for a answer from IRC and the forums but all I get is being told RTFM n00b.
Never mind, I told myself that I was going to be good today!
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09 Jul 2009   #9
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

Wow this is unbelievably stupid. So if your going to install IE through Windows Update, does it really hurt just to have it on your computer in the first place. Does 20 MB of disk space really hurt? Stupid EU. If people really wanted a different browser, they can always download. They didn't download which means they don't care about what browser they use or they like IE. Fail EU for listening to Fail Opera.
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09 Jul 2009   #10
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

It is damn ridiculous...let me tell you one thing, for those who know me on here I run an IT Help Desk where we get all varieties of people seeking help everyday...When we set up their machines (format/reinstall) they expect to just get on the internet...no problem. No in the EU, same scenario. Computer is up and running...we give it to the user. user says"Umm...How do I connect to the Internet?" I say "Sorry but Microsoft wasn't able to include a browser in this version of Windows...EU regulation prevented it...". Now doesn't that sound pretty damn ridiculous? Really EU a separate download or "feature disks". No wonder people come to the USA all the time...its ****ing countries like yourself that make life ****ing inconvenient for your citizens due to your agenda that you feel that you have to ****ing complete.

Zidane
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