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jitterbug Internet Explorer 8, Windows 7
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Hello.

I have just begun using Windows 7 with a new computer. I don't like Windows 7 much. One problem is that it keeps wanting to download Internet Explorer 9. I tried Internet Explorer 9, and I don't like it. I uninstalled it right away.

I down loaded Msft Power Point Viewer and Secunia tells me that it is insecure. I would like to try to update it, but I can't update or download anything unless I donwload Explorer 9 first. It is in the way How can I get rid of Internet Explorer 9?

Thanks. Jitterbug

Anthony Wells RE: Internet Explorer 8, Windows 7
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Hi ,

I do not use either W7 nor IE9 , but simply from a security point of view , then IE9 is a major security step up when compared to IE8 .

The latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are similarly robust security wise when running on W7 ; both of them have "add-ons" which allow you to run the browser under IE 8 or 9 conditions without directly loading/launching the browser , thus enabling M$ (product) updates within them .

Whichever , staying with IE8 is a weak security option ; i do not have the chance to upgrade on my XP OS :((((((

I cannot say for certain , but you can probably turn off the prompt to update to IE 9 and/or mask it at M$ updates ; you will need to wait for someone with that expertise to advise you accordingly .

Take care

Anthony

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ddmarshall RE: Internet Explorer 8, Windows 7
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You can stop Windows Update repeatedly offering you Internet Explorer 9 using one of these methods:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff3827...
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?...

As Anthony says, there are worthwhile improvements in Internet Explorer 9 if you can get used to the new interface.

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Leendert Kip Internet Explorer 8, Windows 7
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Last edited on 18th Sep, 2011 14:55
on 18th Sep, 2011 14:23, Anthony Wells wrote:
cannot say for certain , but you can probably turn off the prompt to update to IE 9 and/or mask it at M$ updates ; you will need to wait for someone with that expertise to advise you accordingly.

Yes, you can 'hide' any update offered in MS Updates and afterwards you can select any
hidden update and install it from the menu 'hidden updates'. I myself choose not to install
IE9 but it's still available.


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