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European Windows 7 without Browser


100andthirty

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If Windows 7 is to be shipped without Internet Explorer, how does one obtain a browser? the obvious answer is that one should download it from the Internet. But without a browser, how do you do it?

Is there a way that doesn't involve using another computer an/or messing around with burning ISO images?

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anskyber

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Download it before you install and save to a device like pen drive or DVD then install after W7

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AL47

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i can see this being a pretty silly move for non tech people

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BurrWalnut

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Order a IE8 CD nearer October, click here

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Crossbow7

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"i can see this being a pretty silly move for non tech people" - I agree.

Be aware there's also a less common 'N' version available that doesn't some with Windows Media Player either click here:

'Does not contain an Internet browser or Windows Media player'

Not as bad as not having a browser - but BOTH missing may be a bit too much for some? G

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mooly

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Without a browser, would it still connect via windows update ?
And if so would IE8 be a recommended update ?

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Crossbow7

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"Without a browser, would it still connect via windows update ?" - I guess so, as Win7 RC updater doesn't seem to need one.

"And if so would IE8 be a recommended update ?" - good question :-), G

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octal

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Maybe they should put Firefox on it :D

Sorry, couldn't resist that.

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octal

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I was jesting about putting Firefox on it, but it could come true click here

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sunnystaines

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does windows mail in w7 have a browsing function?

I'm sure in the past outlook had something similar, this could be used to download a browser.

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GrumpyTrucker

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Nope, it doesn't. In fact, the RC version doesn't even come with WIndows Mail. The default is to use a web based email system (Windows Live Mail). You can download an email program which is like the next gen of Windows Mail but you need a browser to do it! So, unless you've previously downloaded a browser and saved it to some form of external device a new Windows 7 install will be stuck with no browser and (unless they change it in the final release) no email program.

Good thinking guys. Flipping EU. Knickers in a knot over nothing and now it's gonna cause a lot of confusion when 7 rolls out.

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