Browser Choice

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ed O'Brien, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Unlikely. More likely the users reporting that system restore didn't work
    either (a) used a restore point after the update was installed; or (b) did
    successfully remove the update, but didn't manage to stop it from being
    installed again. I'm not entirely certain how automatic updates interacts with
    system restore, but it's possible (depending on various factors) that the update
    would be reinstalled again almost straight away.

    Harry Johnston [MVP], Feb 28, 2010
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    Smirnoff Guest

    I too am not sure how AU works with SR. All I'm trying to establish is
    whether SR (to a pre-update checkpoint) IS an option, i.e. will it remove
    the update? There are so many conflicting posts.

    (a) I think most users would know to use a pre-update checkpoint.

    (b) Does the update immediately reinstall (because Auto Update settings have
    not been altered), or is it not removed by SR in the first place?

    It may be that some users think they have removed it and they haven't. Some
    use Firefox as their default browser and apparently don't get the "Choice"
    window. Others suggest the only way to stop it running is with a registry

    No doubt it will become clear eventually.

    Smirnoff, Feb 28, 2010
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    Ed O'Brien Guest

    Can't say, I'm afraid. It took it down on my Vista and it now shows up as
    ready to install. As I installed it late, I was able to establish the exact
    time of day it was installed so chose the SR immediately in front of it.

    Ed O'Brien, Feb 28, 2010
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    Ed O'Brien Guest

    I agree. This is almost certainly how it works... Being among a lot of
    updates, and wanting to retain the essential ones, picking the right SR is

    Ed O'Brien, Feb 28, 2010
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    Ed O'Brien Guest

    Thanks for that... I omitted to use that option before I Restored. It would
    sure save a lot of hassle.
    Ed O'Brien, Feb 28, 2010
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    Ed O'Brien Guest

    Thanks for this, MowGreen. I had heard about this option but never looked
    deeply for it as it is not that obvious to the user. It's not quite as you
    describe for my OS, but you have made me go back and look a bit deeper. It
    is easy after all - once you know how. Opening WU, select the update/s and
    in the next window, right click the update/s you don't want and select "Hide

    Knowledge I will keep for the rest of my life thanks to you.

    Ed O'Brien, Feb 28, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    In Administrative Tools choose Reliability and Performance Monitor and
    choose MonitoringTools then Reliability Monitor (type Reliability in search
    on Start) . This list is a chart of software installs, uninstalls, Windows
    updates, and crashes by date.

    Guest, Feb 28, 2010
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    Ed O'Brien Guest

    Thanks for htis. This is a brilliant tool which I knew nothing about.

    Ed O'Brien, Feb 28, 2010
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    John Smith Guest

    John Smith, Feb 28, 2010
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    Twayne Guest

    You will find the actual updates are stored in the temp files area but are
    normally deleted when the update completes and the machine restarts.

    As for disk storage, the new/old information is all saved to the same place,
    namely C:\windows\, in the form of un-installers for the updates.

    In c:\windows\ you'll find the complete list of un-installers for each
    update that has been applied to your system. If it isn't listed there and
    you haven't man ually deleted it, then it's not installed. If you know the
    date of the update, it's not too hard to find the specific piece you want to
    Also, Control Panel's Add or Remove Software choice will list all the
    updates too as long as the "show updates" box is ticked. Without the tick,
    you don't see them there.

    You will also find KB references in the windows folder so you can get
    specific and more detailed information about the update. It's a good idea
    to check those becasue sometimes there are dependencies to or from them.



    Twayne, Feb 28, 2010
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    Ed O'Brien Guest

    Thanks, John. I'm not needing right now but some visitors might find it
    Ed O'Brien, Feb 28, 2010
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    Ed O'Brien Guest

    Thanks, Twayne. I'll be following your advice.

    Ed O'Brien, Feb 28, 2010
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    Rob Guest

    Why is this program running at every boot? It should run only once
    for each new user.

    And why does this program pop up its nag screen every time it runs?
    It should not do this once a selection has been made.

    Apparently the program is bad and buggy. Is Microsoft going to fix that?

    Don't point to the EU. The EU did not ask for a bad and buggy implementation
    of their directive.
    Rob, Mar 1, 2010
  14. Rob wrote:
    There can be only one (1) default Browser in any version of Windows.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 1, 2010
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    Rob Guest

    Except Vista or Windows 7.
    Rob, Mar 1, 2010
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    Tim Slattery Guest

    Huh? There may be several installed, but only one can be the default
    at any time. It's easy to switch that designation among the browsers
    you have installed.
    Tim Slattery, Mar 1, 2010
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    Rob Guest

    In Vista or Windows 7 each user can have a different default browser.
    Rob, Mar 1, 2010
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    Gordon Guest

    Actually not quite true.
    You can have a different default browser for each user:
    Gordon, Mar 1, 2010

  19. Sorry, not correct. What PA Bear said is absolutely right. You can
    install as many browsers as you want in any version of Windows, but
    only one of them can be the default.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Mar 1, 2010
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    Rob Guest

    ["Followup-To:" header set to microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general.]
    Per user.
    Rob, Mar 1, 2010
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