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To help prevent users from installing IE8 through Automatic Update before compatibility testing has been completed, we are providing the IE8 Blocker Toolkit. This toolkit has no expiration date and can be configured either by running the registry file on the client machines or via Group Policy in domain joined environments. The Blocker Toolkit is available today from the Microsoft Download Center.
IT departments may want to prevent this update for their users until the new browser is fully tested in their environment
Note that 99% of legacy systems will just need an IE7 compatibility meta tag - that alone should make this tool redundant.
I'm going to block it on my machine and not mention it to the wife, use her as the guinea pig to see what happens!
HA! I love it! Maybe I'll do the same!
--HeeHee, My wife does the IT Support in our house.
I.E. 6 is still second in marketshare as far as browsers go for us.
1Internet Explorer 7.x 45.24%
2Internet Explorer 6.x 22.55%
5Google Desktop 1.46%
I still think Windows 2000 was the best operating system MS ever produced and everything since then has been a degradation of the OS. Given that you can't run IE 7+ on Win 2000 I'd say your going to see IE 6 around for a while yet. We see about 2.5% of visitors still using Win 2000, 98, NT, ME or 95