What is the Browser Choice update?

Microsoft provided the Browser Choice update in accordance with a decision issued by the European Commission in December 2009. The obligations imposed by that decision have expired and as a result the Browser Choice Update will no longer be delivered to new users.

I can't see the Internet Explorer shortcut on my taskbar. What happened and how do I put it back?

If you're using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, and Internet Explorer is your default browser, the update will unpin the Internet Explorer icon from your taskbar. For information on how to pin programs to your taskbar, see Pinning a program to the taskbar (Windows 7) or Pinning a program to the Start screen or taskbar (Windows 8 or Windows 8.1).

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