After the first information referring to the ability to disable Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7, Microsoft has openly declared that the browser will not be the only element that will be subject to user control.
"If an element is disabled, it can not be used. This means that the files (binaries and DLLs) will not be loaded by the operating system and will not be available for users, "said Jack Mayo, head of product Windows 7.
"The same files and applications are now available, so that users can activate or add to the system in case of need."

Among the important components and applications that will be driven by users, we can find:
  • Windows Media Player
  • Windows Media Center
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Search
  • Recognition of writing
  • The Platform Windows Gadgets
  • Fax and Scan
  • XPS Viewer and Services (including the virtual printer driver)
Turn windows features on or off
Jack Mayo acknowledges that the decision to give the choice to enable and disable certain features of the operating system has come following the comments and suggestions received from users.
It should also be remembered that this feature has been included in versions that had succeeded to the public beta. This construction is very close to becoming the Release Candidate which should come during the month of April.