webdoctor - 1:23 pm on Dec 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
Seriously have you ever seen Updates kill a Win 7 install? I haven't
IE6 on XP is still live in several places I know of and they have no intention of installing any upgrades. They browse using Firefox and/or Chrome, and have business critical reasons for keeping IE6 handy. IE7 and/or IE8 just break too many things for them to want to change.
I found out three months ago that upgrading IE8 to IE9 on Windows 7 is a great way to seriously break *printing* in Outlook 2003(!) - with no known fix. I know we webmasters think that shiny new HTML features are cool, but back in the real world, bring able to print out emails might just rate as "far more important" for some people :-)
Oh, and I was at my doctor's practice last week and noticed they are currently using ... wait for it ... Windows 2000 Professional <giggles>