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Prevent Internet Explorer 8 from automatically installing (TTID #428)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 15,029 /  Created: January 5, 2009
Problem: Internet Explorer 8 automatically installs on computers running Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.


Launch RegEdit.

Add the following information into the registry:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\8.0]

Registry Editor
Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\8.0]
Value Name: DoNotAllowIE80
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

WARNING: Use the information provided at your own risk. Always backup your system prior to modifying the registry. Serious problems may occur that require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved.

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