Internet Explorer 11 comes with support for the latest web standards, advanced developer tools and improved security, in order to offer users an enhanced browsing experience.
It will be "pushed" automatically [over the next few weeks] as part of Windows/Automatic Updates (unless you arrange to disable automatic delivery, per the toolkit cited below the double lines).
If you don't want to wait for automatic updates, you can manually download it now:
IE 11 for 32-bit Win 7 SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40902
IE 11 for x64 Win 7 SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40901
For those who DON'T want to receive automatic download of IE 11:
Toolkit [for Win7 SP1] to DISABLE Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 11 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40722
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[I believe computer-users who sandbox (Sandboxie) are acting prudently.]
CNET review http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57611241-92/befriending-a-cutesy-anime-kid-ie-11-cozies-up-to-windows-7/
PC Mag review http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426837,00.asp - "The new browser version speeds up Web browsing while reducing CPU usage to save batteries on mobile PCs. It also adds a raft of new standards support, most surprisingly for WebGL, the 3D graphics API that Microsoft resisted adding for several versions".
If you download manually, read the small print and uncheck any pre-checked defaults such as these if you don't want them:
* I would also like Bing and MSN defaults
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Thanks BB . I did that... but neglected to document it in this thread.
ky331 I did that...
Yes, on one system earlier today. I think it "feels" faster... but I haven't tried to quantify that. Looks basically the same as IE10... except that the cursor sometimes seems strange on some pages... not sure what's up with that.
We'll see what happens... my plan is to wait for automatic updates to handle my other systems.
Well, I manually downloaded IE 11 to my most expendable system (a Win 7 Pro/sp1 32 bit netbook) and did not see any small print. As far as I can tell, Bing and MSN were not installed. I did have to re-start my system 3 times to get it working properly.
IE 11 works. I can't say it is any faster. Improvements must all be under the hood.
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I checked Windows Update and was surprised to find an Update for IE10 which I already had. I went to the site listed above and manually downloaded Internet Explorer11- 64 bit. My ISP is Comcast (xFinity) and I discovered that my xFinity home page would not load. I received a message that said I needed a browser update for Internet Explorer. I had to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 and revert back to version 10 to use my xFinity homepage. Does anyone know if this Internet Explorer 11for Windows 7 is a Beta version? I will wait until Internet Explorer 11 is offered as a Windows Update for my other Window 7 Computers.
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It wasn't specified as a beta. Did you try Compatibility View for your homepage?
Bugbatter, No I did not think to try it Compatibility View.
I was surprised to read that one of the moderators at SpywareHammer had a few problems after installing IE11.
Blog from Microsoft offers a lot of details about what IE 11 offers: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2013/11/07/ie11-for-windows-7-globally-available-for-consumers-and-businesses.aspx
[Keep in mind this is written from Microsoft's perspective...]
This is definitely classified as a "final" (i.e., NON-Beta) release.
[At present, I have it only on one of my systems.]
I am taking a break for a few days from computers/technology, however I will try to download IE 11 on another Windows 7 system when I return. Thanks for the reply.
Curiosity got the better of me... so I decided to try out IE11 on a second Win7 system (this time 32 bits).
Before doing so, I tried benchmarking performance of the old IE10, to be able to make a comparison.
Using the IE Test Drive site , I obtained the following results:
IE 11 was 9.5% faster than IE 10 on the Popcorn test drive demo
There was no significant difference between IE 11 and IE 10 on EtchMark test --- in fact, IE 11 ran just a tad slower here.
But most disturbingly, IE 11 ran TWICE AS SLOW as IE 10 on the Chalkboard test http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/Chalkboard/
[The system has an ATI Radeon HD 4550 Display Adapter.]