Monday, October 14, 2013

IE 11 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit for Windows 7

Microsoft has released a toolkit which will disable the automatic update of IE11 in Windows 7 computers.This tool is specifically provided for organisations who want to control the deployment of IE11 or continue using IE10 for some time. This toolkit will block the delivery of IE11 via Windows update. But users can download and install manually. Also if you are using the preview version of IE11 in Windows 7,then you will be automatically upgraded to the final version as it would contain many improvements and security fixes.You can read more at the official blog post

When an IE11 Preview version is installed on Windows 7, the IE11 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit does not block automatic deployment of IE11. This ensures that users running IE11 Developer Preview or IE11 Release Preview continue to receive the latest security fixes. Additionally, the toolkit does not prevent users from manually installing IE11 from the Microsoft Download Center.
There are different registry keys used to block or unblock automatic delivery of IE11, IE10 and IE9. Previous IE Blocker Toolkits for IE10 or IE9 will not block IE11 from being offered as an important update -- the IE11 Blocker Toolkit must be used to prevent IE11 from being offered via Automatic Update.
 Windows 8.1 includes IE11 as the default browser and Windows 7 users will get the same desktop version of IE11 from Windows 8.1. It is also notable that this toolkit is released when the next version of IE is very close. So expect IE 11 coming to Windows 7 within a few days. Windows 8.1 will be released this Friday and will be available as free update for Windows 8 users.

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