IE10 Now Officially Available for Windows 7

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Cruise, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. Cruise

    Cruise Registered Member

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    I see (on MS Updates) that MS is now offering IE10 for my Win7(x64), so I would appreciate learning if it's worth the upgrade from IE9. How is it working out for you Win7 users? What are the real-world pros & cons of IE10 vs. IE9?

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  2. er34

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    As far I know we have another thread about this - somewhere here at Wilders but right now I don't find it to give you a link. Visibly, there is no difference - all the difference in under the hood - better security, better support for modern web technologies. So far I have upgraded two Windows 7 machines with IE10 - one for my mothers machine, the second is my work machine (it belongs to my employer). So far, so good - the installation went fast and smooth, no problems with it.

    On my mother's machine there was IE9 before and noticably there is absolute no difference now with IE10. On my work machine there was IE8 before that and visibly now there is a difference - IE10 starts faster and opens pages faster. At home I use IE10, too but on Windows 8 - no problems.

    I'd recommend you upgrade. As for further discussion about that - I think mods would prefer it to be in the initial thread, so you better continue posting there. :)
     
  3. Wild Hunter

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    - 20% faster for real world Web sites;
    - 60% increase in supported modern Web standards;
    - Faster page loading, faster interactivity, faster JavaScript performance, faster floating point operations, faster object and property access, etc;
    - Lighter on various resources usage and more stable: reduced CPU usage, improved hardware acceleration, etc;
    - More secure: Stronger memory protections, Enhanced Protected Mode, ForceASLR, etc;
    - More private: per-tab InPrivate browsing, DNT, etc;
    - Built-in spell checker with auto-correction;
    - New tuning for the tabs to close many tabs more quickly;
    - Other minor refinements to the UI (such as removal of gradients);
    - Many bug fixes.

    Those are the main advantages of IE 10 for Windows 7 compared to IE 9 for Windows 7.

    Sources:
    - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/
    - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ieinternals/
    - http://blogs.windows.com/ie/b/ie/
    - http://winsupersite.com/windows-7/now-available-internet-explorer-10-windows-7
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_10
    - http://www.technewsdaily.com/8139-ie10-security-windows-8.html
     
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    My appologies if there is a like thread - I did look before posting and didn't see one. :doubt:

    In any case, thanks for your feedback.

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  5. Cruise

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    Yes, I've read most of that, but I wanted to hear from my fellow Wilders members just how true that really is in the real-world! :doubt:

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  6. Wild Hunter

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    All true, reproduced and confirmed.
     
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    Don't forget its still broken TPL function :D
     
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    I was reading the MS Community IE forums a lot because I couldn't get it to launch. Apparently it doesn't run x64, at least without a lot of tweaking a W7 system. A lot of back and forth over there as to even after tweaking it's running x64. No dog in the fight as I mostly use Cyberfox.
     
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    Wait, you mean it won't won't run the x64 version on an x32 system, right? It runs on an x64 system just fine.
     
  10. Wild Hunter

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    Looks like there is a workaround for the autoupdate problem with TPLs: remove and re-add the TPL.
     
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    What I mean is, on our x64 machines it is actually just using its' x32 version! If I recall, someone claimed you had to set the default security level and then it'd be x64 but that was highly rebutted. I wasn't interested so I never followed the thread as I was just trying to figure out why, despite numerous downloads and apparent successful installations, it wouldn't launch. I finally did get it after a W7 Repair Install.
     
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    Unless you mean wait for the TPL to be updated by the maintainer and then re-installing it, I don't see how that could possibly make a difference.
     
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    Weird, I've been using the x64 version since day one..well, when I fire it up which is rare.
     
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    I believe Cruise would like to hear our observations as to any real-world differences between IE9 and IE10 on Win7.

    Cruise, having just upgraded my W7x64 system from IE9 to IE10 a few days ago, I don't see too much difference in the screen layout, but I have noticed a speed difference. Imho IE10 is definitely faster than IE9!

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    I'll explain again and this is from being on the MS, IE 10 Community forum while trying to understand why IE 10 would not launch. Although I knew their x32 vs x64 debate probably had no bearing on my issue, it just happened to be there so I read it. You've downloaded/updated and installed x64 IE 10. Whether you have downloaded it or updated, it installs both x32 and x64. This is a definite as the 10 times (or whatever) I tried, it always ended up in both Program Files and Program Files (x86). Now the ongoing debate is that even on out x64 machines it is merely using the x86 files. As I previously mentioned, I didn't follow the debate since I don't use/need it but what I did get out of it was, it only used x64 after certain settings were changed in Internet Options. Even then, there were posters claiming that still wasn't the case, that it was still just running x32 on W7. What I do know is that the folks on both sides of that fence know way more about PCs than I do! The other thing is, the system I built has a SSD and 8gbs of RAM, so just like my x64 Cf isn't noticeably faster than x32 Ff, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between x32 and x64 IE.
     
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    And why did it take so long to release IE10 for Windows 7? Are we a 2nd class of citizen just because we refuse to update to touchscreen OS that we don't own!!!
     
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    Yup, Microsoft hates you for using Windows 7 and is treating you like a second class citizen. Seriously..? This forum hits new IQ lows sometimes...

    There was a lot of behind the scenes changes required in Windows 7, this is specifically why the installation of IE10 required the installation of an additional service patch.
     
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    I have just spent 9 hours writing my United States Medical Licensing Exam 2. Im sorry for being a little tired and not smart enough. Thank you for the info.
     
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    That would be my guess as well. ;)
     
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    What is recommended for installing IE10 on a new installation of Windows? I mean, it comes with IE8, so you have to update to IE9 or IE10. Should I just install IE10 and ignore any updates related to IE8 or IE9? Or should I install everything: IE8 updates, then IE9 and any of its updates, then IE10?

    I guess what might really be asking is, does each version of IE completely replace the previous version, or are there still remnants of past versions that could cause security issues if they're not patched? I already tried removing IE8 through the Control Panel, thinking I could just install IE10, but that just wiped out IE entirely (on the surface, anyway) and I couldn't update to 9 or 10.

    Or maybe I should skip to IE10, but still install whatever updates WU recommends.
     
  22. Wild Hunter

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    Update directly to IE 10. Older versions will get removed in the process.
     
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