Internet Explorer 7 has just been released by Microsoft. Unlike previous versions, Microsoft will release this update through their automated update system as a critical update.
Although this should not affect the general use of your computer, there will be some differences, including how you interface with Internet Explorer. Another major difference will be the interaction of Internet Explorer 7 and QuickBooks Accounting Software.
If you are using QuickBooks 2006, Version 8 or below, Intuit was recommending that you do not update to Internet Explorer 7 as the two software applications were not compatible. However, Intuit now has a patch that you can retrieve from the link below in order to make QB 2006, Version 8 or below compatible with IE7.
Or, you can choose to “decline” the automatic update of Internet Explorer 7, by declining the licensing agreement. You know, the part where everyone just clicks “Accept”?
The take away here is that the installation of Internet Explorer 7 may affect the operation of any software application that accesses the internet as a component of how the software functions. Please consult your software vendors and/or your computer consultant to determine the compatibility of IE7 and your software applications before accepting the update of IE from Microsoft.