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#1 Bartolo

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:52 AM

I understand that Windows 7 allows the removal of IE. If I do that, how does MS Update work?

Under XP when I visit MS Update via my control panel it automatically fires up IE for the monthly update process. Can I use another browser for MS Update when there is no IE on my computer? IE is not my default browser now.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:10 AM

You can't.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

Wikipedia has some info on your question. How accurate it is--I wouldn't know.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Removal_of_Internet_Explorer

Here is one paragraph from Wikipedia:

One of Microsoft's arguments during the United States v. Microsoft trial was that removing Internet Explorer from Windows may result in system instability. At least one commentator supports this argument, and notes that removing Internet Explorer will also disable Windows Update, leaving the user without vital security updates to the operating system.[19] This overlooks the use of a 3rd party security update solution like the browser plugin WindizUpdate[20] that can check for and perform updates without using Windows Update. As well, almost all Windows Updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft homepage directly.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:26 PM

WindizUpdate has stopped providing updates for some time now, so that this doesn't seem to be an option anymore.

It's not "Good Bye" - we haven't been shut down by MS; and we have no plans to sell the domain name, or turn it into one of those cybersquatter search pages.

But we have to move on. The site will still be operational, but no new updates will be added.


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:14 PM

Then there is this: (which I have not used--)
http://lifehacker.com/software/updates/dow...dows-228770.php
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#6 Philip Brampton

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:44 AM

You don't need IE or any browser to get Windows Updates.
There is a facility within W7 specifically for the purpose of updating.
Open Control Panel.Click System and Security.There you will find Windows Updates.
Hope this helps
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#7 Bartolo

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:29 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the replies.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:07 AM

Try-http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/index.html




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