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Re: MS are doing Windows Updates for XP to IE7
From: Larry Seltzer <Larry () larryseltzer com>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 22:01:51 -0500

Doesn't change the fact that several hundred million unclued users are
likely to wonder what happened to their IE6. ;) 

It's going to download automatically, not install automatically.

From
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/automaticupdates/default.mspx:

"Automatic Updates will first notify you when Internet Explorer 7 is
ready to install and then show a welcome screen that presents key
features and the choice to accept, decline or postpone installation (see
example screen shots below).

Upgrading will preserve your current home page, search settings,
favorites, and compatible toolbars and will not change your default
browser. You will be able to roll back to Internet Explorer 6 at any
point by using the Add/Remove Programs utility in the Windows Control
Panel. (To learn more about Automatic Updates please visit the Microsoft
Security site.)"

Larry Seltzer
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
http://security.eweek.com/
http://blog.eweek.com/blogs/larry%5Fseltzer/
Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
larryseltzer () ziffdavis com 

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