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Windows updates / IE7?

by eddie11013 / November 15, 2006 4:31 AM PST

Not sure if I'm posting in the correct forum, but here goes anyway. When IE7 came out, I noticed a lot of 'issues' so I decided to opt out of the auto install, for the time being, per some guidance here about a certain procedure, which I performed. Now, here comes windows updates, and included is the IE7 install. I don't see how to uncheck the IE7 install from the rest of the updates. Will it be stopped per the previous action?
Dell dimension 2350, 2.0GHz, Windows XP Pro, SP2, 1GB, cable modem.
Thanks in advance,
Eddie

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Blocker toolkit will not expire as per Microsoft
by Donna Buenaventura / November 15, 2006 4:48 AM PST
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Hi Eddie,

I did not apply the blocker for IE7 but as per Microsoft, if the "Internet Explorer 7 Blocker Toolkit" is in placed, it will not expire.

"Once the blocking registry key value is set to its blocked value, automatic delivery of the update will be deactivated permanently as long as the registry key value is not removed or changed."

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/updatemanagement/windowsupdate/ie7blockertoolfaq.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4516A6F7-5D44-482B-9DBD-869B4A90159C&displaylang=en

"I don't see how to uncheck the IE7 install from the rest of the updates"
Did you select "express" or "custom" in Windows Update website? Do you see it in the High-Priority or Optional section of Windows Update website?

As per Microsoft, if you have blocked it before and click "express", the toolkit will prevent in being offered.
If you click "Custom", it will be offered as Optional update only instead of High Priority.

Kindly ensure that the blocker is still in placed by making sure that:
Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\7.0
Key value name: DoNotAllowIE70

has the the 1 as value.

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Sometimes the 'elevator' doesn't go to the top floor, LOL
by eddie11013 / November 15, 2006 5:46 AM PST

Thanks Donna. Well, I checked the 'key' and it wasn't there. So I reactivated the blocker, but for some reason it didn't seem to work. So, since you turned on the light, regarding "custom" install, I did the updates that way. And I got a warning from Microsoft about unchecking IE7. So be it. Later on, I'm sure I will install IE7, just not today.
Thanks again,
Eddie

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(NT) You're welcome Eddie :)
by Donna Buenaventura / November 15, 2006 10:46 PM PST
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(NT) To uncheck IE7, use custom and box is there
by DarCLew2 / November 15, 2006 7:32 AM PST
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IE7 is a must..
by castingRod47 / November 24, 2006 6:18 PM PST
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I believe you MUST use IE7..there is no more IE6 for the User's who are compatible..
There were problems with the Early BETA version of IE7..
Useing ADD/Remove Programs would Roll You Back to IE6..
I also DownLoaded the New WMP-11..and the first UPDATE was for a WMP-10..go figure..!!
My PC is running very well..no problems that I have NOT had in the past..PC's tend to be "pesky"..I have found that USEING Reset DEFAULTS and then re-Configureing is the only solution to a slowed down PC..
Also learning the Start-Menu-Properties section for Clearing un-used stuff.

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