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

05 Dec 2015   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Millions of Internet Explorer users must update, or lose patches

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Millions of Internet Explorer users have just five weeks to upgrade to a newer browser before security patches dry up.

Microsoft blasted a reminder to users earlier this week that after January 12 there will be no more patches to protect against drive-by downloads and other browser vulnerabilities.
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As many as 124 million users are running Internet Explorer 10 and earlier, and must update to a newer browser, according to the US Digital Analytics program.

Most of the users are still running Internet Explorer 9, the statistics show, indicating a good portion of users still running Windows 7.
Millions of Internet Explorer users must update, or lose patches | ZDNet


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05 Dec 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Or use another browser is the key words and well worth it too
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05 Dec 2015   #3
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Frankly...this strikes me as being just another vector of 'strong-arm tactic' by M$ to further push people into using their Win 10 OS. I use FF and haven't bothered with IE for quite some time now, even though I have IE11 on this machine.
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05 Dec 2015   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I haven't used Internet Explorer as my main browser for some years. But I thought IE was still required for some OS download capability ??? So if you kick it in the bin are there any consequences?
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05 Dec 2015   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

IE11 will continue to be supported for a while. If MSpy discontinues support for it before 1/14/2020, I'm getting a lawyer.
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05 Dec 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I've never really tested turning off ie of any version to see if the update system is effected or not
Seems it might be
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05 Dec 2015   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I haven't used Internet Explorer as my main browser for some years. But I thought IE was still required for some OS download capability ??? So if you kick it in the bin are there any consequences?
I disabled IE via a registry hack rather than via "turn off windows features" but windows updates might require IE to be enabled for some updates to download and install correctly (I think) but I stand to be corrected on that.

I eventually decided that it's best to leave IE enabled even if I don't make much use if it. I do sometimes download a standalone installer for a windows update from Microsoft Update Catalog and that only works with IE.
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05 Dec 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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
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05 Dec 2015   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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
Thank God I have Office 2010. I get those updates every month.
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05 Dec 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I usually would too but I just installed on a new copy of 7 pro and did not choose to use windows updates after the install Oops,

Well usually that would not be a big deal but with ie11 installed had me wondering what the heck is going on that the link takes me to a page to use the start button search to check for updates instead of the agreement page and to use my existing update settings
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