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Windows 7: Upgrade Internet Explorer 8 on clean Windows 7 install

05 Nov 2014   #1

W7 Pro x64
Upgrade Internet Explorer 8 on clean Windows 7 install

I just did a clean Windows 7 install.

BTW there is an excellent guide here by gregrocker.

How do I upgrade the default IE8 to IE11? Should I uncheck IE 8 (Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off) or just leave it checked and then install IE11?

Or do I install IE11 and it will uncheck IE8 by itself during the installation process?

I was browsing the net and found an interesting read basically saying not to uncheck it.

I noticed after installing W7 and then running Windows Update it installed some IE11 updates even while IE11 is not yet installed.

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05 Nov 2014   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

It's best to uninstall the ie11 update if installed and hide it when it comes up,
Then recheck for updates and load them in the way they were first released 9-10-11
That way if you decide to roll back to a prior version 10 is already there
Plus it just works better :)
For the record ie10 is the more stable version

Also turning a windows feature off does nothing productive.
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29 Nov 2014   #3

W7 Pro x64

Hi ThrashZone,

Thanks for your reply.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
It's best to uninstall the ie11 update
But how do I find the IE11 update(s)?

In Control Panel > Installed Updates, I only saw one (1) IE11 related "update" which was in fact IE11, no update but the application itself AFAICT.

Do I uninstall that or just leave things the way they are?

I've been using Chrome and everything works just fine...
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01 Dec 2014   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

If you don't use ie11 why worry about it being there
I certainly wouldn't turn ie off as already stated = leave it alone one day you might find Chrome is acting up and or corrupted and you'll need to uninstall Chrome and then what
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01 Dec 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

My system are done in this fashion.

Leave I.E. 11 on your system and keep it updated using Windows 7 Updates.
I keep I.E. 11 as default browser.
I use Firefox about 90% of the time.

I highly recommend keep 2 or more browsers on your system just in case something happens to one of them. You will still have access to the internet without a hassle.
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