Wednesday 10 October 2007

Windows XP - IE7 in Microsoft/Windows Update - No Longer There

We are finishing up the setup of two new Acer laptops, and seemingly IE 7 is not available via Microsoft Update. At least, it did not show up when searching for updates on the machines via the Microsoft Update Web Site.

It can be downloaded from here: Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP SP2.

If it doesn't appear on M/W Update again, then it looks like this is one for the Technician's Thumb Drive for sure!

It would be good to store it on the workbench network too.

UPDATE 2007-10-23: The IE7 for XP update has shown up again on Microsoft/Windows Update. It still requires us to run through the setup steps as before but without the validation component.

Thanks to Andy (comments section) for the initial heads up.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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Anonymous said...

it is avaible via windows update but you have pick custome instead of express on windows update site

Andy A

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


I must have missed it?

When we use our M/W Update we always use the Custom option so we can get the optional updates too.

I will watch for it again.


Anonymous said...

Yup is shound be they :>

Andy By the way you blog is realy good if was more inspired i do one good blog from systembuilder point viewer :>

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


Thank you for the compliment.