In latest build of Windows7 Microsoft included an option to turn off Internet Explorer in windows. According to Chris Holmes, build 7048 of Windows 7, Internet Explorer will be there in Windows and can be easily turnoff in Windows7 like other programs turnoff in Windows operating systems. Yet their is no official comment from Microsoft for this feature but experts speculating that it might have something to do with the European Union’s objection to the inclusion of a browser within Windows.
This might be a good idea just disable Internet Explorer from Windows instead of killing windows. Disabling Internet Explorer from windows require two reboots and some configuration changes by Windows7.
How to turnoff Internet Explorer in Windows7?
- Enter the Control Panel and look at “All Control Panel Options”
- Click “Programs and Features”
- In the left sidebar, click “Turn Windows Features On or Off” (you will be thrown a UAC prompt if you elevated UAC)
- Wait for the list to load.
- Look for Internet Explorer 8 in the list and uncheck it.
- Click OK. You will see a prompt notifying you of a reboot.
- The machine will reboot once, configure things, and reboot again.
Enthusiast site AeroXperience has more detail on how IE can be toggled on and off and what exactly that might mean.