When Internet Explorer 9 was released, I hesitated to install it and was glad I did. IE9 stinks. So does IE8, but it at least works with some business apps that I need to use frequently. Internet Explorer 10 is coming out for Windows 7 soon, and personally, I don’t want it. So, with no further adieu: How to block Internet Explorer 10 from being automatically installed in Windows 7.
Open an Administrative Command Prompt (click Start, type “cmd” then Ctrl+Shift+Enter) and paste in this command.
REG ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\10.0” /v “DoNotAllow IE10” /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
and then press Enter.
Make sure that it is all on one line when you paste it in.
There you have it, IE10 is now blocked on your system without too much trouble.
Note: this tutorial covers personal, non-domain machines only. If you are administering a Windows network, the IE10_BlockerToolkit.exe from Microsoft will make your job much faster.