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Windows 7: Millions of Internet Explorer users must update, or lose patches

06 Dec 2015   #11
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I'm a bit confused as to why can't people download standalone update files from Microsoft using Firefox. I do it all the time. Never use IE, although it is still there and probably is still the default browser


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06 Dec 2015   #12
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

What am I going to have to use now... unlike in America, here in Korea, you NEED Internet Explorer to buy anything online because a lot of credit card companies require you to download a ActiveX control that "protects" you. I hope Microsoft continues updating IE11 until ActiveX controls are completely obsolete.
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06 Dec 2015   #13
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
I'm a bit confused as to why can't people download standalone update files from Microsoft using Firefox. I do it all the time. Never use IE, although it is still there and probably is still the default browser
It's not that. Windows Update uses IE natively. Most people use WU to update, and don't download updates separately. Even if you turn IE off, WU still uses it. Although I don't know if a WU update couldn't use the latest version automatically, regardless of what version of IE you use.

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06 Dec 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I just can't find a browser that is less annoying than ie
I'm doomed
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08 Dec 2015   #15
Anak

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
I'm a bit confused as to why can't people download standalone update files from Microsoft using Firefox. I do it all the time. Never use IE, although it is still there and probably is still the default browser
It's not that. Windows Update uses IE natively. Most people use WU to update, and don't download updates separately. Even if you turn IE off, WU still uses it. Although I don't know if a WU update couldn't use the latest version automatically, regardless of what version of IE you use.

A Guy
I agree.

Windows Internet Explorer (IE) is an integral part of the operating system (OS) and is used in many 'background' OS activities.

Besides A Guy's example; Another example would be sending error reports back to microsoft (think telemetry); Which browser do you think microsoft would want to use, IE, Firefox or Chrome?

I was trying to hold this IE update off as long as I could (IE10 to IE11) because I had many file association problems when I updated to IE10 but I fear I am being required to forge ahead.

Oh Well, time to bite the bullet, and I will let you know how it turns out... Onward, and Upward!
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08 Dec 2015   #16
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
IE11 will continue to be supported for a while. If MSpy discontinues support for it before 1/14/2020, I'm getting a lawyer.
LOL @ this! I use IE 11 and have had absolutely NO problems!
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09 Dec 2015   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
IE11 will continue to be supported for a while. If MSpy discontinues support for it before 1/14/2020, I'm getting a lawyer.
LOL @ this! I use IE 11 and have had absolutely NO problems!
I've been quite happy with IE11. The only problems I've had with it are because of lazy or incompetent web page designers who wouldn't or couldn't design their pages to be compatible with IE11 (and most of them have finally gotten on board). What worries me is the way MSpy has been doing their best to force us off Win 7 onto Win 10 and Edge. It wouldn't surprise me if the clowns decided to discontinue IE11 before Win 7's EOL since I don't like any other browsers I've tried, especially FireFox and Chrome.
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09 Dec 2015   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I'm personally back with Pale moon x64 it's good and ie11 is not
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09 Dec 2015   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I'm personally back with Pale moon x64 it's good and ie11 is not
What's not good about IE11? I personally like it.
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09 Dec 2015   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Just found out something brilliant about ie11,
It blocks an M$ site to include other M$ software updates like Office in my case 2007 from being offered lol

You just can't make this stuff up and it was an issue in 2013 and still is I just had to uninstall ie11 to get my office 2007 updates

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...w7itproinstall
This for 1
ie11 just like ie10 seems to crash quite a bit with some sites like Newegg.... pretty annoying actually

But when ie11 messes with the windows update system I have to draw a line and say goodbye
I reinstalled ie10 and it will stay that way unused for the most part.

I'm happy with Pale Moon 64 bit
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