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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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ßeta

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For Information Purposes.

IE8 for Vista will not install on Windows 7n. The easy solution is just to copy iexplorer.exe from Vista and just plonk it into the same folder found on Windows 7n.

(%Systemroot%\Program Files\Internet Explorer) 32Bit Version

Then just double click.

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sunnystaines

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good tip thanks

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Sea Urchin

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How to download a browser in Windows7 without a browser

click here

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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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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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octal

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

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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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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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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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"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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