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Get The Release Version of Internet Explorer 11 For Windows 7

Microsoft released the final version of IE11 for Windows 7 today.  The browser, which was introduced with Windows 8, is now also available for Windows 7 too, though not for XP or Vista.  

If you're running Windows 7 and you want to try the most up-to-date version of IE, head to http://windows.microsoft.com/ie to upgrade.  As always, it's still safe to install browsers from multiple companies at the same time, so any existing installation of Chrome, Opera etc won't be affected. 




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by NorthPole on 11. November 2013 - 13:39  (112137)

Updated (Windows 7 x64 Home Premium) without any initial issues (I noticed and unchecked the Bing/MSN options); BUT I very soon became aware that right-click context menu selections in both IE11 and other applications were 'sticking' on the desktop as 'ghost' images after clicking on them. Nothing short of re-starting the Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) service or a re-boot would get rid of them. In addition, the IE11 Developer Tools (selected with the F12 key) were unusable for me - they seemed to have no logic to them at all as compared with those in IE10 and earlier.

Uninstalled (fortunately successfully) after about 15 minutes and won't be trying IE11 again - a step too far for Windows 7 and an unpleasant foretaste of Windows 8, it seemed to me.

by glofp on 9. November 2013 - 7:43  (112134)

I've just installed IE11 with NO problems.
All my settings are still there, and I have no either Bing or Ask toolbar.
Don't understand all your problems, but as far as I can see, you are not "a lot of unsatisfied peoble".
Good Luck with this new IE as I can say I have no problems with, and it is working just fine.

by tedwest on 8. November 2013 - 19:54  (112127)

Warning: The installation seemed to go flawlessly until my desktop came up. I thought MSFT had converted me to the god-awful Windows 8 desktop - but it was far worse.

IE11 completely wiped out my user profile. It wasn't just a matter of going to the control panel and reinstating it, it was gone.

Per usual, I'd done a complete image backup beforehand, so it was merely a matter of a fifteen minute restore. I'm glad that some had no trouble, but use utmost caution. If you're not prepared, the loss of a profile is only slightly less bad than a computer that won't boot.

by Sgluber on 8. November 2013 - 18:43  (112126)

Good luck for the ones who still believe and trust in IE. I gave up long ago.

Anyway, tks for the info, rob! :-)

by Lazyboyz on 8. November 2013 - 18:40  (112125)

Why is this guy bitching about the Bing and MSN defaults, just uncheck the box, it's that easy! As for hiding certain updates and then they're coming back?? Not sure what's going on there, I hide updates but never get them back when forcing windows to search for updates. Downloaded the new IE and so far so good.

by Fairportfan on 8. November 2013 - 16:58  (112124)

You might want to warn people that the download link page has a default option that says:

"I would also like Bing and MSN defaults"

No, i wouldn't like.

They already keep shoving it at me as an "Optional" Windows update - whenever it pops up i click "Hide update". And it does.

Then a week or so later, i check updates ... and there it is again.

I don't want the Ask Toolbar.

I use AVG, but i don't want AVG's toolbar.

...and i don't use IE unless i HAVE to, but i don't want THERI toolbar, either!

by lewiek on 8. November 2013 - 14:55  (112118)

IE 11 hosed my W7. After installing it I was unable to view/remove any "Windows Updates" from the "Windows" section of Add/Remove programs.

by J_L on 8. November 2013 - 2:58  (112113)

Updated without issue, thanks.

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