Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 10 To Windows 7 Users

By Binu Paul email: | Feb 26, 2013 11:23 AM EST

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Microsoft has finally released Internet Explorer 10 for users who haven't upgraded to Windows 8 just yet. Though developers were given access to Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 for over a month now, Microsoft has decided to make the final release available to consumers and businesses Tuesday.

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"Available in 95 languages, Windows 7 users will be auto upgraded to IE10 in the coming weeks, with the initial push targeted at IE10 Release Preview users," The Verge reports. As IE10 comes to Windows 7, the upgrade would bring an improved JavaScript performance along with a battery life improvement for mobile PCs.

Windows 7 users will receive integrated spell checking and auto-correct within Internet Explorer 10. In addition, they will also enjoy an improved support for Web standards like the latest CSS3 improvements.

"The user interface in IE10 for Windows 7 is largely the same as IE9, so users won't get the fullscreen experience that's available in Windows 8. Nevertheless, Internet Explorer 10 is now available to download for Windows 7," the report said.

Though Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 as early as in October 2012, but the company delayed Windows 7 rollout to ensure the release was fully ready.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has released a few updates for various Windows operating systems, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server, Win Beta notes. A platform update has been released for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 which appears to be a pre-requisite for Internet Explorer 10 as it arrives on Windows 7. The update weighs a little over 5.5MB for Windows 7 and is issued to improve the features and performance of Direct2D, DirectWrite, Direct3D, Windows Imaging Component (WIC), Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP), Windows Animation Manager (WAM), XPS Document API, H.264 Video Decoder and JPEG XR codec. It also includes a non-security update for Windows 8 and Windows RT, which addresses "issues in Windows." Explaining the update KB2794599, the company said it will deal with font issues that come up after refreshing your Windows installation.

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