Do I need the browser choice windows update?

  Chris Webster 22:59 23 Feb 2010


I was just wondering if I needed to install one of the windows updates that came through today.

It's the update that gives you the choice of which browser to install, I'm on XP and I.E 7

I've 'hidden' this update for the time being.

Regards, Chris.

  birdface 23:10 23 Feb 2010

click here

No need to download it.
I just set it not to show the update again.
Those that have got it set to automatic updates will wonder what it is.

  Chris Webster 23:17 23 Feb 2010

Thanks for the info.

I'll just leave it 'hidden'.

Regards, Chris.

  Input Overload 09:40 24 Feb 2010

I think i was asleep when I downloaded the updates last night for Vista. As I've used an alternative browser since 1914 I hope the downloads have done no harm.

  Mr Mistoffelees 09:46 24 Feb 2010

"As I've used an alternative browser since 1914 I hope the downloads have done no harm."

You've been using the internet for 96 years?

I bow to your experience!

  sunnystaines 09:48 24 Feb 2010

no i have hidden the update option

  radi8or 09:56 24 Feb 2010

I downloaded it in error....stupid, when it loaded just X,d out and deleted shortcut on desktop, No problems....yet.

PS running XP

Regards Bob

  mimosa418 10:09 24 Feb 2010

I installed this without thinking and learned my lesson. I was unable to connect any installed browser until it was uninstalled.

  Input Overload 10:28 24 Feb 2010

Mr Mistoffelees, :-)

  Pine Man 10:49 24 Feb 2010

That deserves a round of applause!

KB976002 cannot be uninstalled according to Microsoft and 'Programs&Features' on my PC;-)

  Sea Urchin 12:06 24 Feb 2010

Correct - it cannot be removed once installed - it tells you before downloading.

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