TR Dojo: Stop users accidentally installing Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7

August 8, 2011, 10:43 PM PST | Length: 330


Bill Detwiler shows you how to prevent Windows Update from marking Internet Explore 9 as an important update using Microsoft's free Internet Explorer 9 Blocker Toolkit. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our TR Dojo Blog.

4 comments
pamelag44
pamelag44

My husband upgraded my computer with IE9 and I have had problems ever since he did it. It seems to lag when I am typing in websites. Has anyone had this problem and is it because of IE9? I liked IE8 and I am going to go back to using it.

PurpleSkys
PurpleSkys moderator

but i don't like it as much as i did 8. I liked my little google search on the right hand side...i like to be able to expand my address bar to where i like, not where i'm told it has to be....and every time i run ccleaner, i have to reorganize my favorites afterwards because it messess with them...the drop down in the address bar now only shows the last five sites i've been to, i liked it when i could see them all - i only visit about a dozen sites. So yes, I like the old one and I don't like being told what I "have" to do when M$ is shoving it down my throat. :|

thejetset
thejetset

Here's a tip... don't be stupid and just update the browser! There is a reason Microsoft classifies this as an important update and it should not be ignored. If your existing web-based software doesn't work, upgrade it. There is no excuse to be using outdated technologies on your corporate infrastructure, such as IE6 or even IE8.

nkfro
nkfro

Until I encounter fewer sites that have not upgraded their site to be IE9 compatible, IE9 will not be loaded on any of my computers. As for your thoughts about out-of-date programs, IE6 should have been planted in its grave long ago. IE 8 is not yet 'out of date'. This TimelineX laptop was purchased three weeks ago and IE 8 is the native-installed browser. Date of manfacture for this machine was May 2011. I've encountered 23 websites that will not load under IE9 but will under IE8 and that tells me that IE 8 STILL has the legs to keep going until IE 9 reliability has improved.