Windows 7 will be shipped in Europe without Internet Explorer.
The SolidWorks Installation Manager need Internet Explorer to function.
How can the user install SolidWorks 2010 on Windows 7 if the PC or Workstation hasn't the IE pre-installed ?
I don' t think it needs 'internet explorer' to run, rather the setup with the installation manager needs internet access to run.
IM needs IE.
If in the windows control panel, remove IE, but the core remain because is integrated in the windows kernel, you can't able to complete the SolidWorks installation via IM.
Download Internet Explorer from Microsoft? I'm sure there is a setting in the install to allow an installation of IE.
But does SW need Internet Explorer? I've been using Firefox for years as my default browser. Can't recall the last time I used IE.
they are two different things, have FF as default browser and IE installed but not used or have Windows without IE.
Do not confuse the two. Install IE in order to install SolidWorks via IM could violates EU antitrust law.
I repeat ... IM does not work if IE is not installed, even if remains the core.
If a user chooses to optionally install IE that does not infringe anti trust law. These laws were created to prevent Microsoft from installing Windows with IE as the default browser, on the basis that 99% of users will leave it that way. I just happen to prefer Firefox as a browser to IE.
I'm not sure the laws actually stop Microsoft from installing IE components that are used by the OS - my understanding is that it prevents them from setting IE as the default browser only.
I think someone from SW needs to pitch in here with the definitive answer to this. I'm "fairly" sure the last time I installed Windows I had the option to set IE as default - it was a user installation option. Even if I chose not to I think Windows still installs the IE components it needs to operate properly, which should still let IM do its work.
Anyway, I'll report back in a couple of days as I'm about to install Windows 7 on a new laptop with SW 2010.....and the Windows 7 is a boxed retail copy in the UK.
The user don't install IE optionally.
The user must install IE to install SW.
IM use IEXPLORER.EXE.
The same for the SolidWorks TaskPane.
If you have FF or other browser set as default, when you click on some link in the taskpane, IE runs.
SolidWorks Corp. said that SW needs Microsoft Office, but it didn't say that need IE installed.
As you said, the 99% of users will leave it if installed, then, where is the oppurtunity for 'basic' users use another browser if for some cases SolidWorks needs IE.
We say that in this case there is no real freedom of choice.
Mouse or other pointing device DVD drive Microsoft Excel 2002, 2003, or 2007 Internet Explorer version 6.x or higher Adobe Acrobat version 7.0.7 or higher
It would be nice if SW allowed the user to select their preferred browser as the default. I have IE installed, but never use it. Firefox is my preferred borwser.
A couple of points:
1)OtherMouse or other pointing deviceDVD drive -> It's not necessaryMicrosoft Excel 2002, 2003, or 2007 -> It's not necessary (Lack some functionality)Internet Explorer version 6.x or higher -> It's necessary to install SolidWorks
Adobe Acrobat version 7.0.7 or higher-> It's not necessary (Help and Release note are on-line, maybe the what's new)
You must to be more clear in what it's necessary or optional.
2)They talk about '....disable Internet Explorer.'
If disable is what I think, SolidWorks will not install.
Maybe I wrong, but I reccomend you (SolidWorks Corp.) to investigate with Windows 7 E.
Sorry, Alessandro. Your complaint is asenine. IE is listed in the requirements. If you can manage to install SW without some of the things that are listed as requirements, good for you. However, don't complain that there should be two different "lists" of equipment/software. Where do you want to draw the line? I could install SW without a keyboard, or without a mouse or pointing device. I could install and use SW on a PC without a monitor by using remote access. On the other hand, a hard drive is necessary. Should that be added to the requirements?
Perhaps you are frustrated. Punch a wall. Then install IE. It's not like it costs anything. If you want to make the point that IE shouldn't be required, that may be valid.
I have no problems as it seems.I wanted to point out that the information is not always clear.There is a difference between required and optional.
Internet Explorer has never been necessary.Install Shield and Windows Installer does not require IE.From SW2008 or SW2009 (DVD) have changed the way of installing SolidWorks with the requirement to have IE installed.
It's really necessary to have a interface setup in HTML that only works with IE installed?
This also applies to the TaskPane that is done in HTML.I leave you wondering whether they did a good job and if this list should have more details.SolidWorks Corp. has never given this info?Always we discover on our skin these operating inefficiencies and superficial.
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