Earlier today, my laptop’s IE 6 was automatically updated to IE 7 as a critical update as per my MS updates’ default settings.
I did not appreciate this involuntary update, mid-week, all that much…
Fortunately I have not yet encountered any real issue but in case others might, I’ve posted this as a mid-week warning.
I’ll be installing FireFox 2.0 as an alternative browser, just in case.
The one niggle I’ve had is an clash with Symantec’s Norton Anti-Spam component when I tried to select “free” add-ins only on the Security add-in options for IE 7. IE 7 was unable to access the internet after that, which was only resolved by my restarting my laptop. I would assume that if I had disabled Norton Internet Security for the minimum 5 mins, shut down and executed IE 7 after 5 mins, it would achieve the same thing. However, mid-week, a complete restart was faster.
Should I find any other issues, I’ll post it here as well as any workarounds. In case it might prove useful to someone else caught on the hop as I have been, with no time to get a browser going again!!
I have found two other threads which relate to IE 7 issues recently and added links to them here, for convenience and speed. click here click here
I welcome others to re-use this post for their own IE 7 issues ~ I won’t regard it as a hijack :-)
In walking back over IE 7 update, there should have been Windows validation which would have required user action by clicking on the "Ok" button. Don't know why my laptop auto-updated without my doing that! Will tick this as resolved for now.
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