Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 13:55 UTC
Internet Explorer Yesterday, Microsoft dropped a bomb by announcing that all versions of Windows 7 released in Europe would ship without Internet Explorer pre-installed. This was in answer to the EU antitrust investigation currently under way regarding possible illegal bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows. The first reactions to this news are coming in, with Opera and the EU both lamenting the move.
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MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

"Removes more than the icon"?
Why?
The dlls on which IE is built are part of the Windows API. Are you actually demanding that API that third party apps rely on be removed?

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Ok Captain Fabulous, if it's just the libraries which IE and other programs rely on, why is iexplore.exe still on the system and responding too:

Start -> Run -> iexplore.exe

You'd think that removing through add/remove would result in only the minimal shared DLL left behind not simply having IE step behind the wizard's curtain.

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Sorry, but I had to mod you down.

IE8 is removed from my Win7 system. typing "iexplore.exe" in the run box gives an error.

While it stayed in XP after "uninstalling", this is about Windows 7.

Also, XP does say it just removes the icon.

I don't remember about Vista, though.

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