Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 [Updates]

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Microsoft is finally rolling out Internet Explorer 10 to users with Windows 7 installed on their machines. This is a huge user base, as Microsoft claims there are over 700 million customers still using Windows 7 as their operating system of choice. How many of those are still using Internet Explorer as their browser? According to StatCounter, just under 30% of Internet users are using IE.

Microsoft claims that Internet Explorer gives a real-world speed increase of 20% over IE9, which is certainly no small difference. Microsoft also cites studies that show that Internet Explorer 10 is the fastest browser available on Windows. Even with the speed increase, Microsoft also shows evidence that IE9 is the second fastest browser, edging out Firefox version 15.

Just like the Windows 8 version of IE10, the Windows 7 browser has a major focus on HTML 5. This seems like a smart move, as it’s clear that HTML 5 is taking over the web, and Microsoft has tools in place to help web developers make the most of it.

IE10 on Windows 7 also comes with the Do Not Track (DNT) feature for users concerned with privacy. By default it is on, but users can go to options and turn the DNT signal off if they prefer.

If you are making the switch to Internet Explorer 10, make sure you check out our Internet Explorer 10 tips and tricks article, as it will help you get started with the latest version of Microsoft’s browser.

Internet Explorer 10 is available for download now directly from Microsoft. With the improvements to speed and security, are you willing to give Internet Explorer another go on your Windows 7 machine? Are you going to stick with your current browser? Hit the comments section below and let us know.

Source: Microsoft

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Comments (21)
  • Dalton MS

    Installed IE10 on my Windows7, it worked fine but there is no search box.
    They claim it is for easier browsing but in fact it made searching harder, once you run a search, it disappears from the address bar and is replaced by the search provider’s address. If you want to make changes and keep an eye on what you are doing you have to keep coming back to the search provider’s page – really annoying. Also you need to do more mouse clicks if you want to search from different providers.
    If Microsoft was really interested in providing us with a better Bowser, it would let us choose whether or not to have the search box, like it does with the “Menu Bar” or “Status Bar” etc… I find Microsoft’s approach patronising by telling us what is the best way to browse the internet.
    I wonder what is in it for them, nowadays everyone wants to know who we are, where we live and our habits etc. for targeted marketing. Adding search to the address bar will tell our search provider which URLs we are visiting, more information about what we do is escaping our control. Microsoft now offers tracking protection so they can stop their competitors from tracking our browsing, but they offer phishing protection which will let them know all the URLS we type.
    – Is there any hope they will listen? I don’t think so.
    I’m back to IE8, uninstalling IE10

  • Ramona

    I hate being forced to use Microsoft outlook as my email display! It is tooooooo big and I don’t like the blue font. It is hard for some people to read large print and colors. They don’t even have an alternative available. All my inbox messages I want to keep I have to retrieve from the POP folder are send them somewhere else. I understand updates, but not allowing internet users a choice is more like a dictatorship role, isn’t it? NOT only do I hate the email, I hate that Microsoft has this set up so that I can’t even get rid of it and go back to explorer 8 or 9.

  • dragonmouth

    What a pity! IE will not run on Linux. I am heartbroken. NOT!

  • Rubis Song

    I am using XP at my work place and 7 on my laptop at home. I must admit that most of the time I really don’t “feel” like I am in a new environment when using one or another. They just seems to be the same.

  • Rajaa Chowdhury

    After reading the article, just updated to IE10 and posting through the updated browser. I almost 100% of the time use Chrome latest versions as on dates, so initial feeling it still lags compared to Chrome however, yes, much faster than IE9, which was anyway pathetically slow to start with. So, let’s use it a bit more. But as of now, I guess I’ll stick with Chrome.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury

      WoWo, update after a day’s usage, IE10 on Win7 is really fast. :)

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