Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 is coming soon
February 6, 2013 2 Comments
In the first sign that Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 with service pack1 [or Windows Server 2008 R2 with service pack 1] is coming out very shortly, Microsoft has released a “blocker” tool, in case you don’t want to have it automatically installed by Windows Update.
Some companies and individuals may wish to block the installation until the new version can be tested against inhouse applications or other reasons.
Note: Windows 7 RTM and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM and older versions of Windows are not supported.
If you are a company using a Windows domain, you can download the blocker tool at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36512.
If you just want to block your own computer, copy and paste below into a text editor and save it with a .REG extension.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\10.0] "DoNotAllowIE10"=dword:00000001
Note: Leave the blank line after the first and before the third line and add a blank line at the end.
This fix will permanently block Internet Explorer 10 from being installed from Windows Update only. This will not stop Internet Explorer 9 from being installed, manually installing Internet Explorer 10, or installing by other means.
To unblock, you can either manually install Internet Explorer 10 or change the 00000001 to 00000000.
Internet Explorer 10 will only be release as an update to Windows 7 with service pack1 [or Windows Server 2008 R2 with service pack 1]. Of course Internet Explorer 10 is part of Windows 8.
As usual, use this information at your own risk.
Update 2013/02/26: Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 has been released. http://ebraiter.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/internet-explorer-10-for-windows-7-released-today/