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Windows Thread, IE7 Should I install it? in Technical; I'm just loading up the first of the new HP DC7800s prior to making an image. I successfully resisted Microsoft's ...
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    IE7 Should I install it?

    I'm just loading up the first of the new HP DC7800s prior to making an image. I successfully resisted Microsoft's insistance that I install SP3 but what about IE7? The computers will be in ICT suites.

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    your choice really. You dont have to use it.

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    We don't have it. we've been gradually switching people to firefox as most prefer it.

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    We don't have SP3 and I'm unlikely to install it anytime soon, but we do have IE7 and have had it for some time.

    Staff seem to prefer it to IE6 and there were certainly no complaints when I installed it.

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    IMO its been round long enough now that its more hassle to resist installing it than to just install it
    It doesnt appear to break anything major (apart from the 'restore active desktop' button)

    Potentially you could confuse staff with the new interface but by this point I would expect most to have it at home anyway

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    We've given in and rolled IE7 out (but not SP3 blocked by WSUS) in order to provide the most "supported" interface to Sharepoint.

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    I don't really understand the resistance to it personally..

    no its patched up, its fairly stable. And its no more utterly and totally broken than IE6

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    The resistance for us was the change in layout and the re-training issues it would create, similar but on a smaller scale to rolling out Office 2007.

    We in the end went for it and firefought the calls about tabbed browsing, it helpfully wanting to help them secure their internet settings even though these are controlled perfectly adequately by GPO etc.

    Bit like everything else, functionality/flexibility against security.

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    HI

    When you install ie7 dont forget to update the ie7 adm in group policy.

    You can down load it here Download details: ADM files for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows

    Richard

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    Every PC/Laptop here has IE7, don't see any problem with it.

    Personally I use Firefox, and a few of the staff have had to have FF installed on their PC/laptop as the LEA's outlook-based webmail doesn't work with any version of IE since they "updated" it last week

    The head has IE7, FF, Opera.... she likes to try out different browsers I think! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricki View Post
    HI

    When you install ie7 dont forget to update the ie7 adm in group policy.

    You can down load it here Download details: ADM files for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows

    Richard
    Or install it on your DC and the ADM will be installed automatically.
    Been using it since it came out !! Never had a problem with it.

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    We have IE7 and SP3 is accross the whole site more or less.

    James.

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    We've got IE7 and SP3. To be honest the only problem we had was IE7 wouldnt install if you did SP3 first (which isnt a problem any longer as MS have fixed the installer).

    It just makes sense?

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    We've been using IE7 for so long now I can't remember when it was implemented. Not had any problems.

    We run SP3 too, again no issues.

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    IE7 rolled out lovely back when it came out.


    Everything updated except SP3, seeing as all our IT suite machines have *that* network card.



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