Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Available Now

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    Today Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. I encourage everyone to download the final version from http://www.microsoft.com/ie.

    Please do make sure that you read all of the notes provided to ensure a smooth update

    Internet Explorer 7 checklists
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/downloads/checklists.mspx

    Release Notes for Internet Explorer 7
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/ie/releasenotes/default.aspx

    Do more with Internet Explorer 7
    http://www.ieaddons.com/default.aspx?cid=home&scid=0
     
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    Re: IE 7 Final available

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/10/11/IE7-Installation-and-Anti_2D00_Malware-Applications.aspx
     
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    To help customers become more secure and up-to-date, Microsoft will distribute Internet Explorer 7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates and the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites shortly after the final version of Internet Explorer 7 is released (planned for the 4th quarter of 2006). Internet Explorer 7 will be available for users of genuine Windows XP SP2, Windows XP 64-bit Edition, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

    This announcement provides an overview of the delivery process and options available to organisations to prevent delivery to their users. Microsoft will revise this announcement once the specific date for start of automatic distribution has been set.
    Automatic Updates Delivery Process

    The automatic delivery process will notify users an update is available and allow users to choose whether to install Internet Explorer 7. The process is described below and screenshots are included at the bottom of this page.[/b]

    Automatic Updates will only offer Internet Explorer 7 to users with local administrator accounts. Automatic Updates will notify all such users (including those with Automatic Updates configured to automatically download and install updates) when Internet Explorer 7 has been downloaded and is ready to install. The notification and installation process will not start unless and until a user who is a local administrator logs on to the machine. Users who are not local administrators will not be prompted to install the update and will thus continue using Internet Explorer 6.

    After clicking on the Automatic Updates notification balloon, users will see a welcome screen summarizing key features of Internet Explorer 7 and presenting three options - Install, Don’t Install, and Ask Me Later.


    If a user selects “Install”: The installation process will commence and require Windows Genuine Advantage validation and a re-boot to complete. Installation of Internet Explorer 7 will not override a user’s default browser choice and will transfer the user’s previous homepage, favourites, search settings and compatible toolbars. When the user launches Internet Explorer 7, a first-run experience will be offered highlighting new features and changes.


    If a user selects “Don’t Install”: The notification process will not re-prompt the user to install at a later time; however, any user who is a local administrator will be able to install Internet Explorer 7 at any time as an optional update from the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites or from the Microsoft Download Center.


    If a user selects “Ask Me Later”: The install process will not proceed and Automatic Updates will start notifying the user that an update is available using the same process (notification balloon and welcome screen) within approximately 24 hours.

    Internet Explorer 7 will replace Internet Explorer 6 on a user’s machine. However, users will be able to roll back to Internet Explorer 6 by uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 via the Windows Control Panel Add/Remove Programs utility.

    For further information with regards the deployment of Internet Explorer 7 and Automatic Updates Delivery Experience Screenshots
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/upd...ouncement.mspx
     
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    Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 7
    Brief Description
    The Internet Explorer 7 Blocker Toolkit enables IT Administrators to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates and the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites.

    Overview
    To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date, Microsoft will distribute Internet Explorer 7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 soon after the final version of the browser is released (planned for fourth quarter 2006). Microsoft is making a non-expiring Blocker Toolkit available for those organizations that would like to block automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 7 to machines in environments where Automatic Updates is enabled.

    Note:
    The Blocker Toolkit will prevent machines from receiving Internet Explorer 7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates and the “Express” install option on the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites. The Blocker Toolkit will not expire.
    The Blocker Toolkit will not prevent users from manually installing Internet Explorer 7 as a Recommended update from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update sites, from the Microsoft Download Center, or from external media.
    Organizations do not need to deploy the Blocker Toolkit in environments managed with an update management solution such as Windows Server Update Services or Systems Management Server 2003. Organizations can use those products to fully manage deployment of updates released through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including Internet Explorer 7, within their environment.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...F7-5D44-482B-9DBD-869B4A90159C&displaylang=en
     
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    IE7 for the World
     
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    This is just a reminder that Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP is now available for download from the Microsoft update website and is regarded as a high priority update. Please do remember if you haven't already is to read all of the notes carefully so that the transition between IE6 to IE7 will be as smooth as possible :)

    Release notes have been updated and can be found here

    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/aa740486.aspx

    Download
    http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
     
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