Hoople - 4:39 pm on Dec 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
PC's not running legitimate licensed Widows XP won't get ANY 'post SP2' updates for Automatic Updates. That includes Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8. These PCs will not pass the Windows Genuine test (a post XP SP2 HotFix) to get Windows XP SP3 (an Internet Explorer 7 prerequisite). Wonder if they changed their stance on unlicensed copies of Windows XP?
The code base used for Internet Explorer 9 doesn't allow installation on older PC's with Windows XP and older (can only be installed on Windows Vista and newer). So these users are stuck with Internet Explorer 7/8 as choices (from MS).