As we all know Microsoft “officially” announced the launch of IE10 today for Windows 7. But what a lot of system administrators are wanting to know is if IE10 is going to be pushed out via Windows Updates? And the answer is yes, it is.
Users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will receive Internet Explorer 10 as an important update if they have Automatic Updates enabled, or if they perform a manual scan for updates on Windows Update.
If you do not want IE10 rolling out, you need to install the Internet Explorer 10 Blocker Toolkit available here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36512 Only Microsoft would release a blocker for their own software lol. Although when it comes to Internet Explorer, I don’t blame them. However, in my opinion IE10 is leaps and bounds ahead of where it was back with IE6.
When will IE10 be available via Windows Updates?
According to a news post from Microsoft, it will be pushed out over the next couple weeks, starting February 26th, 2013.