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What, nobody uses Windows update?

yes, a lot of people (generally the people who don't know what a browser is) don't. Also IE8 is the last available browser on winXP.

Except for Chrome, Opera and Firefox, you mean?

That's hardly the point - the original poster was complaining about the default browser on Windows 7.

Oh come on - this is voted down?

Firefox and Chrome do automatic updates, and almost never has issues. That's because they stick to standards in an open and transparent manner. Why wouldn't Windows Update be able to do the same thing? Are the Microsoft software developers really that bad that they can't do what the Chrome and Firefox developers can do already?

This grates me.. I'm sure the MS devs are more than capable of doing what Chrome / Firefox "do already".

This looks far more likely to be a political decision to avoid whatever backlash even a single failed update would produce.

Help, i've lost all 93 of my open tabs..

Sure most people do

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