Microsoft has announced that it will automatically push Internet Explorer 7 to Windows XP users when the browser update is ready later this year. It will use its Automatic Updates service to do this. However, people will be able to choose whether they want to install it or not.
After notifying users that IE 7 is ready to download, this welcome screen presents some key IE 7 features and the choices to install, not install or postpone installation.
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