Current Internet Explorer Version
The latest version of Internet Explorer for Windows Vista is IE9, available for download here (choose Windows Vista from the drop-down). For Windows XP, Internet Explorer maxes out at IE8, available from the IE8 download page. Learn how to find out which version of Internet Explorer you're using and how to turn on automatic upgrades.
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is the last version of the Internet Explorer web browser by Microsoft. It was officially released on 17 October 2013 for Windows 8.1 and on 7 November 2013 for Windows 7. The browser was also shipped with Windows 10 on its release on 29 July 2015, but Microsoft Edge is the default browser in this version of Windows. Don't know what version of Internet Explorer you have? Figuring out what version of IE you have is important before updating. Here's how to tell. On Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, only Internet Explorer 11 will receive security updates for the remainder of those Windows versions' support lifecycles.
Internet Explorer 11 - FAQ for IT Pros • • 7 minutes to read • Contributors • • • • • • In this article Answering frequently asked questions about Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) features, operating system support, integration with the Windows operating system, Group Policy, and general configuration. Frequently Asked Questions Q: What operating system does IE11 run on? • Windows 10 • Windows 8.1 • Windows Server 2012 R2 • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Q: How do I install IE11 on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2? IE11 is preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. No additional action is required. Q: How do I install IE11 on Windows 7 with SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1? You can install IE11 on computers running either Windows 7 with SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1.
To download IE11, see the IE1 Pivet Stick Figure. 1. Q: How does IE11 integrate with Windows 8.1? IE11 is the default handler for the HTTP and HTTPS protocols and the default browser for Windows 8.1. There are two experiences in Windows 8.1: Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer for the desktop.
IE is the default browser for touch-first, immersive experiences. Internet Explorer for the desktop provides a more traditional window and tab management experience. The underlying platform of IE11 is fully interoperable across both IE and the familiar Internet Explorer for the desktop, letting developers write the same markup for both experiences. Q: What are the new or improved security features? IE11 offers improvements to Enhanced Protected Mode, password manager, and other security features.
IE11 also turns on Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 by default. Q: How is Microsoft supporting modern web standards, such as WebGL? Microsoft is committed to providing an interoperable web by supporting modern web standards. Doing this lets developers use the same markup across web browsers, helping to reduce development and support costs. Supported web standards include: • Web Graphics Library (WebGL) • Canvas 2D L2 extensions, including image smoothing using the nearest neighbor, dashed lines, and fill rules • Fullscreen API • Encrypted media extensions • Media source extensions • CSS flexible box layout module • And mutation observers like DOM4 and 5.3 For more information about specific changes and additions, see the.
Q: What test tools exist to test for potential application compatibility issues? The Compat Inspector tool supports Windows Internet Explorer 9 through IE11. For more information, see. In addition, you can use the new that are included with IE11, or the website for Microsoft Edge. Q: Why am I having problems launching my legacy apps with Internet Explorer 11? It’s most likely because IE no longer starts apps that use managed browser hosting controls, like in the.NET Framework 1.1 and 2.0.
You can get IE11 to use managed browser hosting controls again, by: • For x86 systems or for 32-bit processes on x64 systems: Go to the HKLM SOFTWARE MICROSOFT.NETFramework registry key and change the EnableIEHosting value to 1. Svd File. • For x64 systems or for 64-bit processes on x64 systems: Go to the HKLM SOFTWARE Wow6432Node.NETFramework registry key and change the EnableIEHosting value to 1. For more information, see the section of the Application Compatibility in the.NET Framework 4.5 page.