Microsoft has finally released Internet Explorer 11 stable version for Windows 7. Internet Explorer 11 comes pre-installed in Windows 8.1 while Windows 8 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8.1 through Windows Update to get IE11.
Windows 7 users who are running Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview or Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview will get Internet Explorer 11 through Windows Update in the coming weeks. If you are a Windows 7 user, you can download the offline installer to the stable version of IE11 at the end of this article.
When installing Internet Explorer 11, you need to take special care of the checkboxes because the installer will ask you to make Bing as your default search engine and MSN as your default homepage. If you don’t want to set your search engine and homepage, you may uncheck these options during the installation. You can change these options even after installation.
Some features of Internet Explorer especially for the developers who want to create websites and apps compatible with the new IE:
Debug faster with new F12 developer tools. IE11 supports the latest standards and frameworks actively used by Web developers. Brand new F12 tools in IE enable iterative, visual debugging and tuning of Web sites. Modern.IE enables cross-browser testing, no matter where you choose to develop.
Hardware-accelerated 3D Web graphics. Interoperable WebGL experiences run on all devices, taking advantage of GPU acceleration. IE11 scans for unsafe WebGL content and implements a software-based renderer to complement the GPU. With Windows, graphics subsystem failures are not fatal, and WebGL continues to run. With IE11, your 3D experiences can access device orientation to create new interaction opportunities for immersive Web content.
The existing Web continues to work – even better: IE11 is interoperable with existing sites, which just run faster and look better in IE. Of course, intranet sites and apps continue to run in IE11, which supports Compatibility View.
Enable professional-quality video experiences on the Web. IE11 enables HTML5 video without plugins. IE11 supports the latest standards for closed captioning, streaming that adapts to available network bandwidth, and rights management—so all your video content can be as good as the professionals. Power-efficient video streaming in Windows 8.1 extends battery life for Web video.
- PC with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
- Windows 7 32-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
- Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
- Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit
- Windows 7 32-bit—512 MB
- Windows 7 64-bit—512 MB
- Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—512 MB
Hard drive space
- Windows 7 32-bit—70 MB
- Windows 7 64-bit—120 MB
- Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—200 MB
Download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 SP1
Internet Explorer 11 is available for download in 95 different languages world-wide. We are providing offline installers for most of the languages. If you want to download IE11 in a specific language which is not mentioned below, you may go to the IE download page, select your language and architecture and download IE 11 from there.
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