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Windows 7 Will Allow Users to Disable IE8

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: 06:43PM

In the upcoming Windows 7 Release Candidate, Microsoft plans to let users disable applications such as Internet Explorer 8, Windows Search, Windows Media Player, and others. Disabling them means that while these programs can be forced to start and will function when needed, the associated files will not load up when windows is started. This would lead to much faster start-up times and less resources hogged by potentially unused applications. Fans of alternative web browsers and media applications will be glad to hear this, as will antitrust regulators who have previously raised issues over Internet Explorer coming bundled with Microsoft Windows. The Windows 7 RC is planned to be released next month to software developers and IT professionals.

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Andrewr05 on March 6, 2009 09:03PM
That one thing that I never liked with their operating systems, I'm they've wised up and allowed us to run them when WE want to not when THEY want to... :)
exodus1977 on March 7, 2009 02:00AM
Still, it would be nice if IE was a stand-alone app instead of part of the OS. I only use it to manually update Windows. On a side note, it should make the author of this site very happy. NSFW(profanity) http://toastytech.com/evil/index.html

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