Windows 7 is the only Windows operating system to
have a feature which will completely disable
Internet Explorer 8.0.
With copies of Windows 7 purchased for the
European market Internet Explorer 8.0 will not be
included on the DVD (all other regions will have IE
8.0 included). Therefore when you install a European
version of Windows 7 (Which will be known as Windows
7 E), after installation has completed a web page
will appear to allow you download a web browser of
your choice. Of course you will have the choice of
installing Internet Explorer 8.0, but you will also
have the option of installing Firefox, Google Chrome
etc. as an alternative.
If you don't intend to use Internet Explorer 8.0
as you web browser and, instead, you wish to install
Firefox, Chrome or one of the other browsers, you
can physically remove IE 8.0 from Windows.
To do so proceed as follows:
Click the Start button.
- From the Start menu, Click Control Panel.
- In Control panel, Click the Program and
- In the Program and Features window look at
the Left Hand Pane and Click on the Turn Windows
Features On or Off option.
- In the Windows features window look for
Internet Explorer 8.0 and remove the check mark
from the box to the left of the Internet
Explorer 8.0 option and Click OK. Finally, Close
the Control Panel window.