13.1. Managing Windows Internet Explorer Settings

Windows Internet Explorer 8 is a built-in application in Windows 7. On the surface, it's a web browser used to surf the Internet. However, it has many extra capabilities you should understand.


Internet Explorer version 8 is installed by default with Windows 7. Windows Vista included Internet Explorer version 7, and Windows XP included Internet Explorer version 6. It is possible to install Internet Explorer version 8 on older operating systems.

Because it's a built-in application, it's important to understand Internet Explorer settings and capabilities. Knowing how to manipulate these settings will help you support your enterprise Window 7 users. This section covers the following settings ...

Get Windows® 7 Desktop Support and Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.