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Windows® Phone 7 update to get Internet Explorer® Mobile 9

Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, provided a glimpse of the company’s plans for the year 2011 as it addressed the Mobile World Congress. The company is planning to update its Window Phone 7 operating system. According to sources, Internet Explorer Mobile 9 will be available on Windows Phone 7.

At present the users of Windows Phone 7 are using Internet Explorer Mobile, which is commonly known as IE7 Mobile. There are some features of Internet Explorer 8 added to it. The launch of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) brings with it a lot of performance improvements and additional features. ActiveX filtering and quicker tab closing are some of the new features added to IE9.

If the rumours are believed to be true then this would be a good chance for Microsoft to reassure its customers. Microsoft is likely to release the Windows Phone 7 update with IE Mobile 9. If that is the plan conceived by Microsoft then the August/September time frame for launch can be understood.

Analysts believe that the IE Mobile 9 will be the first major update of Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 7 will be updated with the latest HTML 5-complaint browser. Silverlight will however remain one of the primary tools for development in Windows Phone 7 and this configuration is understood to remain unchanged.

There are some features which might not get incorporated into the update for Windows Phone 7. There are rumors that there will not be any more updates between the first NoDo Windows Phone 7 and the present update. There are still other analysts who believe that Microsoft will not forgo the NoDo updates completely but will go for an interim update between NoDo and Mango.

There are also reports that the Mango update will bring for third party apps, multitasking support. Furthermore Twitter will supposedly get integrated directly into the People Hub on the phones. Whatever be the case, the final picture of the update will become clear only once the product gets launched by mid September.

You Can Now Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7

Sometimes you can just get tired of running Internet Explore 8 in your Windows 7 operating system and might feel the need to remove it. Well, it is a relatively easy task to uninstall it and change to other browser you want.  If you have seen the progression of Windows Internet Explorer from the fifth version to the eight and are calling it quits with the browser, the steps to do so are quite easy and I will share them with you here.

Annoying and Hard to Uninstall, Not now?

I know sometimes uninstalling windows programs when using an operating system from Windows manufactures can be bothersome and borderline annoying. It might just refuse to uninstall or give you unnecessary hard time just because the OS was made by Windows. But that challenge, as was experienced in the earlier other versions of Windows is no more in Windows 7 as it allows you to uninstall Internet explore 8 if you do not want to use it anymore.

Reason for the Feature in Windows 7

Analysts believe Microsoft’s decision to include the Uninstall feature for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 was motivated by the prevailing antitrust challenges the software giant has come under in recent years from the European Union. The EU has constantly pressured Microsoft to provide a variety of browsers options for its users or cease offering Internet Explorer.  Regardless, the uninstall feature comes as a great addition to the Microsoft Windows 7 as it offers the alternative to relocate to other better browsers if Internet Explore is not doing it for you. Previously it was hard to remove internet explorer from Windows operating systems as it had been incorporated into the operating system as one of its vital features.

To uninstall internet explore 8 in Windows 7 build 7048, simply do the following:


  • Access your Control Panel and go to the All Control Panel Options, click to open the tab
  • Once here, click the tab Programs and Features and open it as well
  • In Your Programs and Features left sidebar, you will see the tab Turn Windows Features On or off. Note that of you highlight UAC; the computer will give you a UAC prompt.
  • However, you will find a list  and from this list, uncheck Internet Explorer 8
  • Once you have unchecked Internet Explore 8 for removal, click on the OK tab to confirm the changes and immediately, a prompt asking you to reboot your machine will pop up
  • Agree to the reboot prompt and reboot your computer, it will reboot once to configure your new settings and reboot again for the changes to take full effect.

Regardless of Microsoft’s move to allow the uninstall feature in Windows 7, there is no telling if this might continue in future or this is its beginning and end. But odds are Microsoft might want to keep this feature for the benefit of its end users who want options and alternatives; after all you paid for the product and must get all the flexibility you can after spending you money.

Microsoft Offers Optimized Desktop Jumpstart Offerings for Windows7 Testing

By now, Microsoft is ready for the release of Beta version of Windows7 Service Pack 1. It is likely to be delivered in next month. A complete upgrade of this Windows7 Service Pack 1 is also expected at the end of 2010. In order to simplify the Windows7 testing, Microsoft is presenting a set of resources that are especially created to make things simpler. For the enhancement of desktop environments, users can download ‘Self-Service Proof of Concept (PoC) Jumpstart Kit’. Desktops can be given a boost with installation of Windows7 Enterprise, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Internet Explorer 8 and Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus provided in this kit.

Redmond Company offers ‘Next-Generation Optimized Desktop-Jumpstart Offerings Presentation’ to facilitate customers. This feature is designed to illustrate expediency of next-generation optimized desktop. Optimized desktop is an advantageous product as it comprises of Windows7 Enterprise, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and Microsoft Office 2010. This presentation gives you an outline of Jumpstart offerings that explain this concept in healthier way.

However, presentation doesn’t serve as good as resources since resources like ‘Self-Service Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit’ are reliable. As stated by Microsoft, it gives Windows7 Operating system, Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft App-V and Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus to enhance desktop environment. As per the software giant, in Windows7 PoC, they are required to focus on around eight points. There is need of work in clarification of value proposition, endowment of economic justification, image engineering and application compatibility. This list also contains hardware assessment, PoC testing, PoC deployment and an ultimate appraisal.

For Windows7 testing, there is another option of ‘Production Pilot Jumpstart Offer’. According to Redmond Company, it provides same products as that of ‘Self-Service Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit’ to thousand of computers in production environment. By making use of Windows7 Production Pilot Jumpstart Offer, customers can utilize deployment programs offered by Microsoft Partners or Microsoft Service. As we talk about capacity, this absolutely excels Proof of Concept since it serves more than 1,000 computers. This Production Pilot Jumpstart, which is intended for enterprise customers, is an extensive program to streamline Windows7 testing. In case of ‘Production Pilot Jumpstart Offer’, customers can get help from Microsoft Consulting Services or Microsoft Partner.

Production Pilot Jumpstart mainly embraces widespread workshops that deal with image engineering, application compatibility and deployment approach. These workshops also look after the application virtualization with the help of App-V. Responsibilities like, corrective key applications, estimation of application compatibility and preparation of documents that enclose design details and deployment strategy, are handled by Production Pilot Jumpstart Offer. Approximate calculation of budget, which is required for entire deployment plan, and guidance planning for users are also accomplished by core Production Pilot.

Apart from these two resources, there is another version of Proof of Concept that is ‘Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v1.1’. However, it is specially intended for so called ‘Self-sufficient’ companies. Overall, Microsoft has taken lot of efforts for these optimized desktop Jumpstart Offerings with the purpose of simplification of Windows7 testing.

How to Search the Internet

Surfing the Internet can be a lot easier and more efficient using the Windows Internet Explorer 7 and the latest Windows Internet Explorer 8. It is true that finding and surfing the net could be frustrating due to its large collection of sources and the many fake keywords that have been used just to attract trafficking and be on the top page ranks of search engines. But knowing how to reach more efficiently will be able to make it easier for you.

Making use of the search box is one of the most convenient things to do in order to search better. Simply type the words that you want to research on then press enter. If you want to have the results of this research to be displayed in another tab, just press ALT then ENTER. Moreover, you can proceed to the search box without the usage of mouse by pressing CTRL then letter E.


You can also use the Internet Explorer Address bar. But if you are using this, you would need to have a website name to make it more effectively. Some tips are necessary for an effective search. You could have more efficient search results by being detailed with the words. You shouldn’t be general with the search, use proper nouns as much as possible. Moreover, if you are researching on a phrase or a quotation, you should use a quotation mark for it. You could also use a (-) sign so as you could exclude the words that are not included. This would make your search more specific. You could also use synonymous words. Some websites may have used the alternative words. This will give you more search options. You can also use a specific site that is related to what you are researching or you could also use a special search provider. The good thing about Internet Explorer is that it is capable of detecting specialty search providers.

The next option that you could do is to use two or more search providers. This will give you a wider range of sources. Moreover, with the Internet Explorer, you can navigate a lot easier from one search provider to another provider. In the Internet Explorer 7, you could just use the arrow next to the search box and choose a provider by clicking it. In the case of the Internet Explorer 8, there are search provider icons that are available just below the search box.

In searching for words and phrases when you are already in the specific website, how do you specifically do it? You could navigate the page by using the find function below the page. Press CTRL then the letter F to make use of this function. When you enter the word, all the similar words in the page will be highlighted. Both, Internet Explorer 7 and 8 have the same process. The only difference of the two is that the latest version has the Options tab where you can choose to match the whole word only or use match case.

Searching words and phrases using the Internet Explorer can be easy given that you know what to do and how to do it. Try the tips given beforehand and search more effectively and efficiently.

How to Delete Temporary Internet Files from your Computer

While surfing the Internet, we usually visit several web pages, some which we like and some others which we don’t. Well, every time we visit a webpage using Internet Explorer as a browser, it initially checks if the particular web page with its components such as videos and pictures are stored in the Temporary Internet Files. The Temporary Internet Files is mainly a folder or a directory that is located in your hard disk and is used by your latest version Internet Explorer for storing certain web pages and its data that you have visited. Well, in case if the webpage was previously visited then it will be stored in the Temporary Internet files and the next time you open the webpage, Internet Explorer will simply use your Internet to check out whether the web page has changed since its previous visit. Well, if the page remains same as it was previously then the page will load faster than earlier using the Temporary Internet Files folder.

Deleting Files

However, with every website you visit, the Temporary Internet files get overloaded with the information of the newly visited websites. Hence, it gets important to delete these files that are stored by Internet Explorer into your computer. These files usually store the data regarding the cookies, web pages, forms, passwords and other temporary information of sites that were recently visited by you. Hence, it is important that you delete the data very carefully using the below mentioned steps.

Delete Temporary Internet files for Internet Explorer 7:

  1. Click the Start Button and then Click onto the Control Panel. Now, Click on the Network and Internet options. Here, Click on Internet Options to open the Internet Options page.
  2. Now, Click on the General tab. Hereby, Click on Delete, below the Browsing history section.
  3. Here, Click on Delete all option. In order to confirm your decision for deleting all the information, click Yes. Then finally click OK.

Delete Temporary Internet files for Internet Explorer 8:

  1. Click the Start Button and then Click onto the Control Panel. Now, Click on the Network and Internet options. Here, Click on Internet Options to open the Internet Options page.
  2. Click on the Safety Button. After this, click on the Delete Browsing History option.
  3. Hereby, select the various checkboxes located right next to the categories that you wish to delete.
  4. Now, select the Preserve Favorites website check box if you wish to save certain cookies, files and other data associated with the given list of websites within your Favorites record.
  5. Well, now click on the Delete option. This process will take some time, especially if you have a huge history of websites and files. Finally Click on OK.

Although, you should not forget that this process of deleting the Temporary Internet Files is exclusively for the latest versions of Internet Explorer, the Internet Explorer 7 and 8. Well, as for the other browsers, they have their own system of deleting the information that is stored into the temporary Internet files.

How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Internet Explorer

Cookies are a type of data stored on your computer. These cookies are being used for a lot of purposes and in fact they make your life simpler and that is why they exist largely. They are designed to hold a self effecting data for a client or the user of the computer. It means that only information related to a particular user is stored in the cookie. These cookies can be used either by the web server or the client’s computer. Sometimes, we notice that if we open the webpage for the second time, the website says your name. This job is done by the cookies that store the relevant information. Some websites may initially store your name in web browser, but when we visit the page again it takes the name from the cookie and adds it with any string. The message could be anything like ‘hello Smith have a nice day’. Some other data can also be stored in the cookies depending upon the scenario.

Internet explorer provides you many different ways to control the cookies stored in your computer. You can allow the cookie or block the cookie or you can even allow only the specific sites to store the cookies on your computer. When you make these changes, the cookies already stored in your computer are not affected. These settings can work with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and with the windows Internet Explorer 8. You can also block or unblock the cookies from any other web browser. If you want to enable or disable the cookies from the windows Internet Explorer 7 or windows Internet Explorer 8 then you can follow these steps:

  1. The first step is to double click on Internet explorer to open it.
  2. Once the explorer is opened, you have to Select the tools, then options.
  3. In the options in the browser, you have to select the privacy tab button.
  4. Now under the settings, move the slider up if you want to block all cookies. The level of cookies than needs to be enabled or disabled can be adjusted in this slider and it depends on the level of safety and privacy that you would like to have on your computer and browser.
  5. Once you have selected the level of the slider to enable and disable the cookies to the desired level, you have to click OK to apply these settings

After blocking the cookies it, might be possible that some WebPages will not work properly. So you can allow or block the cookies from a specific website. To allow or block the cookies from a specific website you should follow these steps:

  1. Open your Internet Explorer
  2. Select tools, then options
  3. Now select the privacy tab, and adjust the slider between the top and bottom points.
  4. The next step is to click on sites and enter the address of the website. Then select the button allows or blocks them and then click OK.

As you type in the given space, a list of WebPages that you have already visited will be displayed. You can also choose any website for adding this in feature to allow or block website cookies list. Now move the slider to its original position and click ok. All the new settings will be applied now on your web browser.

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