The laptop I use at work had to be reformatted. While doing so, our systems guy offered to install 64 bit Windows for me. "Great", I said, thinking that would make my computer faster. While it does seem to have made things more efficient, it's also added some obstacles to my workflow...namely that 64 bit Internet Explorer 7 can't install the Flash player since Adobe doesn't have a player for 64 bit browsers.
IE7 is available for free download at Internet Explorer Home. There are currently 4 English editions of IE7 available for download:
Windows XP SP2 Edition: IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe
Windows XP Pro x64 Edition: IE7-WindowsServer2003-x64-enu.exe
Windows Server 2003 32-bit Edition: IE7-WindowsServer2003-x86-enu.exe
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition: IE7-WindowsServer2003-x64-enu.exe
Windows Server 2003 ia64 Edition: IE7-WindowsServer2003-ia64-enu.exe
Other localised language edition of IE7 such as Arabic, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish will be releasing within the next few weeks, and other languages follows after that.
Yahoo! also released its edition of Internet Explorer 7 optimized for Yahoo! which incorporates several features unique to Yahoo! such as dual home pages of Yahoo! & Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Search as default search engine and pre-installed Yahoo! Toolbar. Ironically, IE7 optimized for Yahoo! is released and available for free download and upgrade even before Microsoft releases official version of IE7.
IE7 will also be distributed and released as high-priority update via Automatic Updates in November 2006. Installation of IE7 needs a genuine Windows, which will be validated during setup process. And crack to install IE7 for failed WGA validate system already available.
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