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As of now Windows 7 is more secure than Windows 10

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adrynalyne    13,021
25 minutes ago, waysidesc said:

no; it really is not. if you remove it... you can test for yourself by typing iexplore.exe in the run prompt.

dear adrynalyne

 

i think you misread my comment.

 

i did not write (or mean to imply) that Windows 10 cannot do that---only that Windows 7 was the first to allow this. Windows 8 and 8.1 can do this too.

Windows 7 does not remove internet explorer. It removes shortcuts. 

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waysidesc    309
Just now, adrynalyne said:

Windows 7 does not remove internet explorer. It removes shortcuts. 

no.

 

i can show you for myself if you wish.

 

removing it removes the executable and unregisters protocol handlers.

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adrynalyne    13,021
2 hours ago, waysidesc said:

no.

 

i can show you for myself if you wish.

 

removing it removes the executable and unregisters protocol handlers.

I’ll concede it works that way now. It didn’t used to and it’s been years since I have run 7. However, it’s leaving ~37MB of DLLs and executables behind. So it’s still very much there, just not directly launchable. 

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