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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8 can be removed from Windows 7

04 Mar 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Internet Explorer 8 can be removed from Windows 7

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Thanks exclusively and entirely to efforts between Chris Holmes and me, we discovered that Internet Explorer 8 can be removed from at least Windows 7 build 7048, which is a good sign for regulatory overlords in the EU and in the States. Given that this change doesnít exist in Beta 1, the odds that this change will persist through to RC are quite high. Donít believe this can be done? Well, how about a Windows Features dialog below for proof?
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04 Mar 2009   #2
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Thanks, thats nice to know we can remove/disable it.
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04 Mar 2009   #3
d0od

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 

Oh wow!

That'd would be AMAZING! Yet another reason why i LOVE the E.U!
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05 Mar 2009   #4
barracuda

windows 7
 
 

I like this option too,but will be nice if we can totaly remove the other components too(not only icon and shortcuts)like WMP,messenger,media center................
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05 Mar 2009   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Yes, it would be great if we were able to remove internet EXPLODER.
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05 Mar 2009   #6
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Ah this is great news! I for one will be removing it.
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05 Mar 2009   #7
netomx

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

I will keep Windows Live Messenger and windows media player.. but defnitely removing IE
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05 Mar 2009   #8
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
Thanks, thats nice to know we can remove/disable it.
You've got it. - its really only disabled.
I posted the path to handle the process, exclusively (lol) some time ago. But it disables it and hides the IE exec somewhere. If you restore it, everything, including your favorites if you have them, are as they were.

I don't really understand why the fusss though. It is a facility put in purely as a retaliation to legal attack. If users don't like it, just ignore it and use another browser. I discovered that you still are unable to install an older IE.
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05 Mar 2009   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, you're right, it doesn't remove it, only disables it. It's like unchecking Windows Gadget Platform to disable the gadgets. If you re check it, it' comes back.

I for one, will not disable it, as I use it as well as ff and see no reason to disable it.
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05 Mar 2009   #10
netomx

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

I can't deactivate it in 7022 =(
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