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

05 Mar 2009   #11
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netomx View Post
I can't deactivate it in 7022 =(

Yeah, only from 7048 and above.


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05 Mar 2009   #12
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I agree with Airbot. It is still there. What it does in all that time, whilst disabling, I have no idea. I takes just as long to enable it again.
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05 Mar 2009   #13
Romulinx2

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

It's another option. I have to use it for Microsoft sites, as firefox doesn't display properly sometimes.
I wonder why
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07 Mar 2009   #14
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I had not realised it, but my computer illiterate wife has just pointed out that this is a feature of XP. See attached.


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07 Mar 2009   #15
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
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.
Ah not impressed with this.... hoping for a new n/vLite type app when this hits retail...

I never use it unless i have to (some ms pages require it for downloads etc..), firefox with the glasser and other addons is far better IMO.
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