Stop users accidentally installing Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7

Bill Detwiler uses Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 Blocker Toolkit to prevent Windows 7 from marking IE 9 as an important update.

Be default, Windows Update treats Internet Explorer 9 like an important update, and automatically flags it for installation. If a user isn't careful the next time they run Windows Update, they could install the browser without meaning to. During this week's episode of TR Dojo, I show you how to stop Windows Update from marking IE9 as an important update—reducing the chance for an accidental install.

You can download the Internet Explorer 9 Blocker Toolkit directly from Microsoft.

For those who prefer text to video, click the View Transcript link below the video player window or read Greg Shultz's article, "Prevent the automatic delivery of Windows Internet Explorer 9 in Windows 7".

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...