Windows 7 may allow Internet Explorer removal

by admin March 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

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A feature spotted in beta versions of Windows 7 could be an indicator that Microsoft will allow users of the operating system to switch off Internet Explorer.

One of the features in build 7048 of Windows 7 includes a “Windows Features” dialog box, which allows certain applications and software functions to be switched off. One of those is Internet Explorer 8, and Media Player can also be disabled.

“I couldn’t believe this when I saw it, but it’s true,” said Windows enthusiast Chris Holmes, who spotted the feature.

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