Microsoft: Turning Off IE 8 in Windows 7 a New Option

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  1. ronjor

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    the problem is that if you remove it you can reinstall it again without needing the dvd. surely that means its still on the partition taking up space?
     
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    Yes, all of the components are likely still in winsxs. If you like, you can use DISM to remove the features permanently.
     
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    Compartmental, hopefully ie8 stays removable and we may have less patching.
     
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    to turn off.........so what ?,just turn to Firefox or Opera if you hate IE.
     
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    btw all it does is remove iexplore.exe and all the entries in the start menu and program files folder.
    all the libaries for it are still there. if the libaries where taken away quite alot of 3rd party programs wouldnt work.
    same for windows media player etc.
     
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    So long as the IE browser is so closely tethered to the O/S, doesn't matter if they number subsequent releases in the 20's, 30's, or what have ya.

    Firefox & OPERA have the corner on the browser market and getting better every week, whereas IE is still a swiss cheese browser that will always need patches, either for it or the system that some clever exploit was able to pierce thru :D :D :D :D
     
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    Yes IE is integrated with windows and hence very problematic.Even if it is removed , i guess " my computer " an be used as IE.
     
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    I am very attached to IE and I still want to use it, but I look forward to wonderful opportunity to remove other bulky applications with the help of control panel 'Windows Features'. 'Turn Windows Features on or off' - which is freedom finally arrives. Now I look forward to Windows 7 advantage. Hurry up, Steve!:thumb:

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