Today is the first day of the MIX06 conference. Internet Explorer team members are presenting this week on much of the work we've done for IE7. As part of the conference, we're handing out the "Internet Explorer 7 Readiness Toolkit" on CD. This toolkit has a roll up of the IE7 information we've published previously and some new features for those attending MIX06.
One of the other items on the CD is an updated build of IE7 for MIX06. This is build 5335 of IE7. In order to give something to those of you who didn't attend the conference and to address concerns or bugs that have been reported, we've made an updated IE7 build available to the public. This is actually an update from the build we put on the CD for the conference so it is the most up to date build available anywhere. It is build 5335.5 and it is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/. This build is for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and shows the current state of IE7.
When installing it, you'll want to uninstall your previous IE7 builds. To uninstall an IE7 build:
If "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview" does not exist, run %windir%\$NtUninstallie7b2pmx$\spuninst\spuninst.exe (where %windir% is your home Windows directory). You will need to have "view hidden folders" enabled.
In the rare circumstances where you cannot find that directory and IE7 is not listed in the Control Panel, IE7 setup automatically creates a system restore point before making any changes. Use System Restore to restore your computer back to your original install point. This is not 100% effective so please back up important documents prior to using System Restore.
As with the Beta 2 Preview, we are very interested in feedback and bug reports for any issues found using it. Please feel free to utilize any of the following feedback mechanism to send us your feedback.
Other Information Links for IE7
The following three links are good places to go for more information about IE7.
Enjoy the new build!
- Al Billings
Update: Fixed uinstall path directory name...