One of my older laptops (Compaq Evo n620c) is still running Windows XP Pro. It will get upgraded to some form of Windows Vista when we RTM that product. In the meantime, like many of you, I installed IE7 on it and have enjoyed tabbage (not to be confused with cabbage) ever since.
As you can see by the massive number of posts on this site, we shipped IE 7 and it is visible on the update.microsoft.com servers. So I fired up the trusty old steed (first time in a couple of weeks) and headed directly to the update site. I did my usual custom install to see what was available. Holy smokes batman!!! There were like 17 updates totally 54meg!!! Ok, I lied, I wasn't at all excited about the size. Remember the 56k modem days and how long that would take? Fibre has made me a spoiled brat.
So I hit the install button and head to the shower expecting everything to be done when I get back. No such luck. What's with my karma these days? Geez, I bought my mother-in-law a dual core computer for heavens sake. Can a guy get a break? Guess I need to go to our internal giving campaign site and cough it up.
In short, I hit every known issue it seems in the release notes at http://msdn.microsoft.com/ie/releasenotes/default.aspx. Actually, every known issue is probably a stretch. I did however have to do the registry key add for the DWORD InstalledByUser. After I added the key, I was able to uninstall the old version and install the gold bits.
Back to tabbage... 🙂