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    IE 11 blocking toolkit

    First some facts of the upgrade process to IE 11
    1. Internet Explorer 11 can always be uninstalled. To uninstall it, go to the control panel, then to programs and features, click on View Installed Updates and remove IE11.
    2. IE11 will only be offer to those who have local administrator rights on their Windows 7 computers. If your customers have been deployed with non-administrator rights they will not see this update automatically deployed
    3. IE11 will be available as an “Important” update through automatic updates soon after it releases to the web. The timing of this “RTW” is not known at this time, but given that we already see it offered up but unchecked, they will begin to push it out soon.
    4. If a machine has automatic updates enabled and has Service pack 1 for Windows 7, they will get an automatic upgrade to IE 11.
    5. Microsoft tends to “throttle” large patches and monitors for any issues. IE 11 may be announced as being released, but you may not see it on your customer’s workstations for a few days or a few weeks afterwards.
    6. Even if you previously used the IE blocker toolkit for IE8, IE9 or IE10, you will need to use this specific kit for IE11 as the specific registry key has changed.

    •In the Windows 7 version of IE11, the URL bar remains at the top of the browser (like it is with IE10 on Windows 7). IE11 for Windows 8.1 puts the URL bar at the bottom.
    •The new tab view in Windows 8.1 isn't part of the IE11 for Windows 7 release.
    •IE11 on Windows 7 won't support for premium video extensions like the 8.1 version does. "There are many solutions available for Windows 7 customers to stream and view protected content online, those methods will continue to function for customers," a spokesperson confirmed. (Read: Silverlight and Flash.)
    •No support for Google's SPDY protocol (the precursor to HTTP 2.0) in IE11 on Windows 7. IE11 on Windows 8.1 does support SPDY.
    •IE11 on Windows 7 will not support Enhanced Protected Mode browser security enhancements. (IE10 on Windows 7 didn't, either.)

    Beyond this, IE11 for Windows 7 and IE 11 for Windows 8.1 are largely the same, according to Microsoft officials.
    Like IE11 on Windows 8.1, IE11 on Windows 7 includes support for WebGL. It will natively decode JPG images in real-time on the GPU so that pages load faster, use less memory and help improve battery life and support HTML5 link prefetching and pre-rendering, officials said. IE11 on Windows 7 also It incorporates the same changes to the "Chakra" JavaScript engine, including changes to garbage collection and just-in-time (JIT) compilation as IE11 for Windows 8.1 does, they said.
    (source: )

    Download the blocker toolkit from
    1. Click on the link to download the package and select ‘Run’ or ‘Open’. You will be asked to accept the end-user license agreement (EULA) before you gain access to the package contents. The package contains 4 different files.

    2. Ignore the fact that the download warning says IE11 release preview

    3. Pick a location where you would like to place the 3 files above by clicking on ‘Browse’. Once you have specified the location to place the extracted files, click ‘OK’. If the folder location does not previously exist you will be prompted to make the location to store the three files.

    4. Launch an elevated Command Prompt by navigating to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> and then right click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as Administrator”.

    5. Type “CD” followed by the path to where you have extracted the 4 files in step 2 above.

    6. In the Command Prompt, type “ie11_blocker.cmd /B” and hit Enter to set the blocker on the machine.

    7. You will see confirmation in the Command Prompt: “Blocking deployment of Internet Explorer 11 on the local machine. The operation completed successfully.” You can now close the Command Prompt window.

    To confirm, click on start, in the run box, type in regedit and hit enter. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key, then to SOFTWARE, then to Microsoft, then to Internet Explorer, then to Setup, then to 11.0

    You will see a registry key there blocking the deployment of IE11

    Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\11.0
    Key value name: DoNotAllowIE11
    Deploy a DWORD (32-bit) value with a Hexadecimal value of 1 as shown below to block IE 11.

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    How do you write the "path" correctly? I have tried many combinations and forms of the path and it's still wrong.
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    type “ie11_blocker.cmd /B” Did you notice the space between cmd and /
    Have a Great Day! Ted

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