If he looses he will become an un-person and all traces of him will cease to exist.
Anyone who's not computer savvy is probably using IE as default anyway. And if they aren't using it as default then someone who is computer savvy can easily fix it for them over the phone.
If you let the IE install do it's thing automatically then it sets itself as default.
Anyone not choosing to customize IE's install deserves to have it supplant their settings.
The computing field is always in need of new cliches. -- Alan Perlis