IE7 blocker

Bas Klaassen 1

After my last automatic update on Windows XP, suddenly Internet Explorer 7.0 was installed instead of IE6. From that moment on, I had some problems when I wanted to start an Oracle EBS 11i session…
I decided to uninstall IE7. After the uninstall, IE6 returned….But also my ‘install updates’ icon !!! Windows wants to install IE7 again. On Metalink I found the following tool from Microsoft. It’s a IE7 blocking tool, so the automatic updates are installed, but IE7 is not.
Download the exe form the following site ….

After installing the .exe, 4 files are placed on your computer.
When executing the IE70Blocker.cmd, a new registry key is created which prevents IE7 from being installed by the next automatic update…
From the command prompt

C:\>IE70Blocker /B

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Blocking deployment of Internet Explorer 7.0 on the local machine
The operation completed successfully

One thought on “IE7 blocker

  1. Is another option not to visit the Windows Update Website and removed IE7 from the list of updates offered?

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