I keep a copy of IE6 installed for testing purposes. When I fired up IE6 this morning, it took me to this page for IE7, basically prompting me to upgrade to IE7. It seems that Microsoft is trying harder to get users of IE6 to upgrade to IE7. Ask and you shall receive.
The other day Microsoft had this to say about IE7.
Almost a year ago, we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. Since then, IE7 is well on its way to becoming the most used browser in the world…
I guess they weren’t satisfied. It appears they decided to take matters into their own hands and give IE7 a little extra push. Good for them.
Update – 10/16/07: Microsoft is issuing an automatic update today that will install IE 7. So hopfeully, you have it set so it does not automatically download and install automatic updates. If you don’t want IE7 on your machine, be sure not to run this update.