Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by elmo222, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. elmo222


    Mar 14, 2009
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    Hi, I use Vista Home Premium 32bit and I want to install Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8 at

    I also checked out this page at for the step by step guide to install it. But in Vista Home Premium 32 bit, I cannot open the Group Policy Editor. When I type GPEDIT.MSC from start\Run and then hit the Enter key, the error message says soemthing like GPEDIT.MSC does not exists.

    After I downloaded the Toolkit, I run the IE8BlockerToolkit.EXE and it extracted 4 files:





    I double clicked on IE80Blocker.cmd and then I cannot proceeed to the next step to setup the IE8 Blocker Template (IE80Blocker.adm) May I ask if anyone can shed some light on this? How can I install this Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8 in Vista Home Premium 32 bit properly? Many thanks in advance, you help is much appreciated.
    elmo222, Mar 14, 2009
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  2. elmo222

    Guest Guest

    This is correct; the Vista Home Basic/Premium editions do not have the Group
    Policy Editor.

    There is no need to leave the MS newsgroups for a forum as suggested by Mr.
    Frisch. As it stands now, the MS forums are fairly unusable and few regular
    helpers will use them to offer support.

    First of all, is this a single standalone computer? If yes, there is
    absolutely no need to put yourself through all of this. Just change your
    Automatic Updates settings to "download updates and notify me when they're
    ready" (paraphrasing here). Then look at the details for the updates and
    uncheck IE8 when it comes down. You will be given the opportunity to "do
    not notify me about these updates again". Make these changes from a user
    account with administrative privileges.

    If you have a network of Vista Home Premium machines which you must
    administer and doing this would be difficult on multiple machines (or you
    have users who will go ahead and install stuff anyway) then you may want to
    ask the experts in the IE 8 beta group. Offhand, it sounds to me like you
    won't be able to use this tool in Vista Home Premium since it really is
    aimed at systems administrators of mid-sized and large networks but I don't
    know that for sure.

    microsoft.public.internetexplorer.beta (for IE8)

    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    Guest, Mar 14, 2009
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  3. elmo222

    Guest Guest

    IE8 = Good Stuff. I'd let her install. Ya gotta keep up man! WTF is wrong
    with you?
    Guest, Mar 14, 2009
  4. elmo222

    Guest Guest

    On Sat, 14 Mar 2009 18:18:24 -0500, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"

    If Carey's there, stay away like it's got the plague.

    Reply via this group
    No email please
    Guest, Mar 14, 2009
  5. elmo222

    Guest Guest

    He doesn't want yet another bug ridden POS from MS loaded on his
    machine until they fix the major errors with SP1 perhaps?
    Guest, Mar 14, 2009
  6. elmo222

    Guest Guest

    Premium 32

    That's very good advice for everyone to follow. I installed a new
    network card in my pc, and Vista updates now "wants" to install a
    driver that causes Blue Screens Of Death!
    "...Amusing, yet not without a certain understated omniscience"
    Guest, Mar 15, 2009
  7. elmo222

    Guest Guest

    Glad you agree. ;-) IMO it really *is* the best way because that way you see
    what you are installing and can make an informed decision. And drivers from
    Windows Update are Not A Good Thing.

    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    FAQ -
    Guest, Mar 15, 2009
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