Download Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7

Erik

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Internet Explorer 11 was only available for Windows 8.1 until yesterday, but as of today anyone with Windows 7 can download and install the browser too. Although it's not the finished code, this Preview for Developers includes many of the features that will be included in the final release and are currently available on Windows 8.

Among the new features is native decoding of JPG images using the GPU in real time, which allows faster page loads and less stress on other computer components. There is also support for HTML5 link pre-fetching and pre-rendering. These two features allow developers to anticipate where you're going and have those pages ready.

Aside from a few new features there's been a lot of overhauling under the hood to improve general performance.  According to Microsoft, IE11's "Chakra" JavaScript engine is 4% faster compared to IE10 in Windows 7. As expected, there is also support for hardware accelerated 3D web graphics and professional quality video experiences on the web through standards like MSE (Media Source Extensions) and EME (Encrypted Media Extensions).

If you're interested and have Windows 7 installed in your computer, you don't have to wait any longer to give Internet Explorer 11 a try. Just click here to download, either the 32 or 64-bit variant.

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VitalyT

Posts: 6,178   +6,656
This is by far the most bizarre IE distribution strategy ever. They offer it only to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users, but not to Windows 8 users?

I tried to install it on Windows 8, just in case, and the installer said: "Setup can't continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer is installed on your computer". And my version of Internet Explorer is 10.
 

treeski

Posts: 1,007   +249
This is by far the most bizarre IE distribution strategy ever. They offer it only to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users, but not to Windows 8 users?

I tried to install it on Windows 8, just in case, and the installer said: "Setup can't continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer is installed on your computer". And my version of Internet Explorer is 10.

It is weird, but with 8.1 being free and with a lot of improvements over 8... well, nobody's going to stay on 8, so I'm sure they just don't want to bother testing for it.
 

hahahanoobs

Posts: 4,318   +2,320
Installed it and the text is horrible. It's too thick and aliased. Reminds me of Firefox a few versions ago.
 

lawfer

Posts: 1,268   +90
IE needs a serious UI overhaul. Like yesterday.

Otherwise, it's actually a fast browser; faster than Firefox for sure. Can't tell the diffidence between Chrome.
 
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VitalyT

AMD Catalyst driver do this me, all new version stopped because you have newer version. where? last upgrade was about 180 days ago and before 360 days and before works every upgrade, it seems maybe 180 days later will refresh again. but I trying upgrade all version without success but never dont give up.lol
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

Posts: 8,645   +3,289
This is by far the most bizarre IE distribution strategy ever. They offer it only to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users, but not to Windows 8 users?

I tried to install it on Windows 8, just in case, and the installer said: "Setup can't continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer is installed on your computer". And my version of Internet Explorer is 10.
Sounds like MS are giving Win 8 a vote of no confidence.