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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 16-Dec-11 16:04:42
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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Let's hope they never merge.
Well on my xpsp3 machine i use IE7 IE8 sucks so i won't use the piece of.... but if they make it so ie9 will install and work then find but they can go and take a run and jump if they think i'll ever use IE8
Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Dec-11 16:40:02
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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In reply to a post by camieabz:
Let's hope they never merge.
Well on my xpsp3 machine i use IE7 IE8 sucks so i won't use the piece of.... but if they make it so ie9 will install and work then find but they can go and take a run and jump if they think i'll ever use IE8
I too will not be re -installing IE8 no end of problems with it, and i could not get it to work in the way i wanted it to, IE8 was/is a mircocrap failure, and is no more secure than IE7 , If they seriously expect us all to follow like good little sheep, then they should make IE9 available to XP users, but the they wont do this ,why because that isn't in their greedy interests, i have used win7 vista as well and xp wins hands down

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Dec-11 18:25:37
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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There are so many computers too incompetant to press "Install" during the setup of IE9 during Windows Update that I think this is a good call.

Besides, if you have Microsoft Automatic Update turned ON, then you get exactly what you asked for... It's not silent, it's automatic.

There is no reason to stay with IE8 over IE9 really, savvy ones who have found a reason why they like IE8 better will be savvy enough to opt out.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 17-Dec-11 21:11:17
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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All the signs are that Chrome will be the number 2 browser. Guess where Microsoft got the idea from to update their browser silently.


The bbc article and this title is a bit misleading.

I read the blog from the MS guy.

All it is that they adding IE9 as a critical update and if windows update is set to manual, then it wont be a silent update.

Edited by Chrysalis (Sat 17-Dec-11 21:56:01)

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 17-Dec-11 21:39:13
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Re: IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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Makes sense to me. Most end users don't care what browser is on their computer, and it's obviously better if the majority are using the same release.

I can't think why anyone would want to stick with 8 rather than 9, and those who stick with 7 or 6 just cause problems for web developers.

It's a bit like all the fuss about IE being pre-bundled with Windows 7. In the end, who really cared?


9 is worse than 8 if that is possible, it is a horrid browser and I only used it for a couple of hours when it was beta. Not going to update to it and I don;t really use IE anyway.

but then I don't and never had had Auto updates switched on

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 17-Dec-11 21:40:57
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All the signs are that Chrome will be the number 2 browser. Guess where Microsoft got the idea from to update their browser silently.


But you can stop it happening with Chrome, I use Iron which is chrome but without the Google rubbish, thankfully it don't auto update, but it also goes to far the other way, because the only way I know there is a up date is when I visit their website.

But Chrome is easy to stop updating

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 17-Dec-11 21:42:11
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I think you need to put things into perspective.

Windows XP is in excess of 10 years old. Microsoft bend over backwards supporting it and making it secure, they still release security updates for IE8 and the entire operating system.

IE9 uses too many technologies to fit in to Windows XP without modification, such as sandboxing and MIC, it isn't just a case of Microsoft being awkward and putting a line in their installer to stop installation if the OS = Windows XP.

I think it is absolutely outrageous to use that as a case to call MS greedy.

How do you think Windows XP is better than Windows 7, are you playing 10 year old games on a Pentium 4 machine with 512MB RAM?

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 17-Dec-11 21:42:45
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There are so many computers too incompetant to press "Install" during the setup of IE9 during Windows Update that I think this is a good call.

Besides, if you have Microsoft Automatic Update turned ON, then you get exactly what you asked for... It's not silent, it's automatic.

There is no reason to stay with IE8 over IE9 really, savvy ones who have found a reason why they like IE8 better will be savvy enough to opt out.


Still got IE6 on a Xp machine, but again it is never used, saying that the computer is not on the net that often either, so makes no odd.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 17-Dec-11 21:43:10
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Why is IE9 worse than IE8? Valid reasons please, not just "Oh they've moved the location of the favourites button".

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(newbie) Sat 17-Dec-11 21:45:11
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I can't think why anyone would want to stick with 8 rather than 9
Uh, Cleartype?

Silent security updates seems the only real news here, because Automatic Updates already tries to update you to 9, and there is already a Microsoft tool available to prevent this.
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