Internet Explorer 7 Upgrade
Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft has distributed Internet Explorer 7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates.
Automatic Updates will first notify you when Internet Explorer 7 is ready to install and then show a welcome screen that presents key features and the choice to accept, decline or postpone installation. Alternately, you will be able to visit the Windows Update or Microsoft Update sites and obtain Internet Explore 7 by performing an "Express" scan for high-priority updates.
Upgrading will preserve your current home page, search settings, favorites, and compatible toolbars and will not change your default browser. You will be able to roll back to Internet Explorer 6 at any point by using the Add/Remove Programs utility in the Windows Control Panel.
Internet Explorer 7 Features:
- Upgraded Security - Significant
security enhancements have been included to help protect you from malicious
software and fraudulent websites.
- Simplified User Experience - The
Internet Explorer 7 frame is reorganized to make it noticeably simpler, more
streamlined, and less cluttered with unnecessary items. This maximizes the
area of the screen devoted to the webpages that you want to see and makes
performing the most common browsing tasks easy.
- Favorites Center - Offers easy and
fast access to Favorites, Tab Groups, Browsing History, and RSS Feed
- Tabbed Browsing - View multiple
sites in a single browser window. Easily switch from one site to another
through tabs at the top of the browser frame.
- Instant Search Box - Web searches
using your favorite search provider can now be entered into a search box
within the toolbar, eliminating the clutter of separate toolbars.
- RSS Feeds - Automatically detects
RSS feeds on sites by illuminating an icon on the toolbar. A single click on
the icon allows you to preview and optionally subscribe to the site's RSS
feed, and then be automatically notified as content is updated. Read RSS
feeds directly in the browser, scan for important stories, and filter your
view with search terms or site-specific categories.
- Page Zoom - Enlarge individual webpages, including both text and graphics, to either focus on specific content or to make content more accessible to those with vision limitations.
For more information on this upgrade, please visit Microsoft's website.
- When prompted to update, click the yellow "bubble".
- Click "Install" to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7.