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Almost, but not quite, identical to the Windows 8 version.

Four months after Microsoft released Internet Explorer 10 with and for Windows 8, Redmond has finally released a version of the company's newest browser for Windows 7 users in 95 other languages too. More than 700 million people now have access to the company's most up-to-date browser.

The new browser will be available as an optional update immediately. Anyone with the release preview installed will have it sent as an "important" update. That's significant because Windows Update will, in its default configuration, install it silently and automatically. Over the coming months, Microsoft will classify Internet Explorer 10 as "important" in more and more markets to ensure it is installed automatically as widely as possible.

This marks a significant change from Microsoft's past practices. Traditionally, the company has released new browsers only as optional updates, and further, as interactive updates that required clicking through a EULA before installation actually took place. In late 2011, the company changed this policy, converting Internet Explorer 9 to an automatic ("important") update.

Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 will be near-identical to its Windows 8 counterpart. This includes features such as support for the Pointer Events touch API and hardware acceleration using Direct2D and DirectWrite. To that end, installing Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 requires the installation of a platform update that brings Windows 7's version of these APIs in line with Windows 8.

The controversial Do Not Track feature intended to reduce the ability of companies to track user behavior online will also be enabled by default.

There will be one important difference between the versions, however. Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 includes an embedded version of Flash that gets its updates from Windows Update, rather than through Adobe's installer. On Windows 7, Flash will not be embedded. Instead, it will use the same ActiveX plugin as Internet Explorer 9 did. Updates will have to be installed using Adobe's updater, not Microsoft's.

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I guess Windows 7 lovers can rejoice somewhat now since IE10 was Windows 8 exclusive since Win8's launch (and before that time of course as well)

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There are differences between IE10 for Windows 7 and for Windows 8, all of which involve touch-related APIs. For example, IE10 on Windows 7 will not fire certain DOM events, such as MSPointerHover, MSPointerMove, MSGestureStart, MSGestureTap, and MSManipulationStateChanged. IE10 for Windows 7 also doesn't support certain CSS scrolling, zooming, and touch properties, as well as aria-haspopup, a DOM property supported on Windows 8 that simulates mouse hover functionality in touch-based scenarios.

Another difference: Windows 7 users get to keep ClearType font smoothing*, while it's gone in IE10 for Windows 8.

It's good they have kept out the touch related Shit in Win 7 version

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not so happy about this version

i'm hoping for integrated flash.. <_<

LOL... this only avail w/ integrated flash on Win8 ;)

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how to remove IE <_<

(Navigate to) >>----> Turn Windows features on or off >>----> (deselect) Internet Explorer 10 >>----> OK

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not so happy about this version

i'm hoping for integrated flash.. <_<

LOL... this only avail w/ integrated flash on Win8 ;)

LOL, i know ^_^

but im hoping that they will implement the same for win 7 so that people will stop nagging me to update their flash player eventhough the update service is running

they just can't wait for the auto update and also,really lazy to download the installer

dunno why they still use this browser

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Guess what???

Internet Explorer 11 makes it's debut with Windows Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . :sneaky:

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Guess what???

Internet Explorer 11 makes it's debut with Windows Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . :sneaky:

Not only that, it copies Firefox's user agent. ;)

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