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New IE7 without WGA Validation – Released!

October 5th, 2007 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

The newer version of Internet Explorer 7 will comes without WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) validation, means piated Windows will be able to download and install IE7. This decision was made to protect even the pirated Windows from being attacked.

The different languages of IE7 will be released base on the following schedule:

Availability

Target Date
Language Available on Download Center In Download Center
English, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese 4-Oct-07 (AM PST)
Finnish, Arabic, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil)/Portuguese (Portugal), Russian,  Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Czech, Hungarian, Greek, Hebrew Late October/early November
IEAK7 w/ MSI installer (language availability timeline is the same as above) 4-Oct-07
Automatic Update Rollout WU/AU/WSUS – Ongoing rollout will vary by geography

This version of IE7 contains the following new improvements:

       Expanded availability to Windows PC users – removed WGA validation requirement       The Menu bar will be turned on by default       For first time users, the first-run experience includes a new, easily accessible overview       For all users, the online Internet Explorer 7 tour has been updated to include how-to’s on great new features like tabbed browsing.         Microsoft has also included a new MSI installer for enterprises that simplifies deployment for customers. IT Administrators can tailor to their organization’s needs by using the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) and deploy the package to relevant units within their organization using e.g. Group Policies or Systems Management Server (SMS). If you need support for Internet Explorer 7, the support details are as following:

       Free Consumer Installation phone support: IE support info @ 1-866-234-6020       http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/iefaq.mspx       Peer to Peer newsgroup support at Microsoft discussion groups Happy IE7-ing!

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