Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 is still alive, Microsoft officials confirmed

It’s been almost a year and a half since Microsoft released a test build of Internet Explorer (IE) 10 for Windows 7. Since that time, Microsoft officials have refused to comment as to why there were no further builds or when a final version of IE10 for Windows 7 would be available.

On October 17, there was finally a ray of hope for those IE10 loyalists wanting Microsoft’s latest browser on Windows 7. In an IEBlog post, Microsoft officials said a new preview of IE10 for Windows 7 would be out some time in November 2012.

Microsoft delivered its most recent preview of IE10 for Windows 7 in June 2011.

There’s no updated word as to when the final IE10 for Windows 7 will be out. But at least there’s finally official confirmation the product is still alive.

A leaked Microsoft roadmap from late last year led some of us to believe Microsoft was planning to deliver IE10 for Windows 7 at the same time as IE10 for Windows 8 was released to manufacturing. But that turned out not to be the case.

IE10 for Windows 8 will be generally available on October 26, as it is built into Windows 8.

Update: This just in from my ZDNet colleague Ed Bott: The coming November preview is a full browser with the UI. This isn’t just another developer preview, according to Microsoft officials.

Source: IE10 may get a new test build for Windows 7 soon - CNET

I did not find I.E. 10 for Windows 7. So that puzzles me on that. and second of all I don’t see many people going out there and getting Windows 8.

I have tried windows 8 on VM and it works OK and CIS 6.0 works great also the GUI interface is very clear just like it is on Linux, when using CIS 6.0.

But back to Windows 8. It’s complicated at first to use Windows 8 and that is why people may not like it.

So that is my option.

Best wishes


What you mean by that? ???

I miss read I guess .I did know that there is no I.E. 10 for windows 7. I just miss read what you said

sorry (:SAD) But I’m happy now :slight_smile:



No problem. I just wanted to make sure what you mean. Yes IE10 is only available as a preview for Windows 7 now. There is no IE10 stable version for Windows 7. Many ppl were asking questions why IE10 takes so long as Microsoft people promised IE10 for Windows 7 but never told us anything regarding the progress and many people ‘gave up’. But now Microsoft finally say that IE10 for Windows 7 is going to be released some time in November. Good news for IE fans.

Here is the mentioned blog-post: IE10 on Windows 7 available in November

Thanks. :slight_smile: :-TU

Some confusion here or is it me?

One source: The coming November preview is a full browser with the UI. This isn’t just another developer preview, according to Microsoft officials.

Second source: We will release a preview of IE10 on Windows 7 in mid-November, with final availability to follow as we collect developer and customer feedback.

Thanks for the Update Seany007 and JoWa

I.E. 10 Works real nice in Windows 8. on what I’ve testing in VM. But I had a good look at the settings of I.E. 10 against I.E. 9 and there really is not much difference as in the settings only.

I like the address bar at the very bottom where you type in the address of a site you wish to see, then when it loads it disappears and the whole screen is I.E. 10. But saying that, it must be the interface that is used on Windows 8.

So I can’t say anything as yet until it comes out for Windows 7 in November.

Kind regards


There is Enhanced Protected Mode in IE10.
Enhanced Protected Mode
Understanding Enhanced Protected Mode

Thanks for that JoWa. I did not notice that within the settings. I will set it when I log into Win 8 via VM.

Thanks again


You’re welcome. :slight_smile:

IEBlog > IE10: Fast, Fluid, Perfect for Touch, and Available Now for Windows 7

Thanks ;D :-TU

They said ie9 was fast until people ran the browser speed test.
I am curious how ie10 will compare with the browsers out today?

Indeed. Still early to tell yet until the final release. But it won’t beat Firefox or Google Chrome I bet.

My thoughts exactly

Greetings all!

Are you talking about a speed ???
If so, please search and read how those speed tests are not reliable & basically are simple BS
Many factors… / circumstances/ improper running those “speed tests” / specifics of your system / your ISP/ the connection type/ & so on… well, I’m a bit tired … I can mention much more
… & I‘m sure you (experienced users) will get it.

My personal conclusion is:
all those speed tests are basically ***p & means nothing at all

I’m using Fox & all my tests results – it was & is the best re: the speed on at least 7 different perfectly tweaked systems.
I’m using around 35 plugins/extensions on XPs & ~ 17 on Win 7 x64 systems

Neither G-Chrome or pathetic CD/CID or IE-8-9 can even can come close here where speed is concerned…

But, may I ask you
What is more important? Security or few seconds/milliseconds of “page appearing” depending on you system Setup and/or connection speed, etc.


Hello! Yes. I see your point. Security is the priority of course. I’m talking here about my personal experience. IE is okay, Firefox is fast, Google Chrome is the fastest. We are talking about ‘out of box settings’ not tweaking.

So anyone tried IE10 on Windows 7 yet? What you think? :slight_smile:

IE10 review: still disappointing for HTML5 games 88)