Good news for the Windows 7 users, the Tech giant has officially announced the release of IE11 preview on Windows 7 OS. Although Microsoft was reluctant to release a Windows 7 version of IE11, it later on realized that providing as much support for Windows 7 as for Windows 8 is crucial for its future. More than half of total Windows users fall into Windows 7 category. A rough estimate made by Microsoft sources indicates that there are as many as 700 million Windows 7 users around the world. Interestingly, Microsoft has expanded its Windows 7 help services.
Basically, IE11 is designed for Windows 8. It is baked into the latest Windows 8.1 update also. Microsoft boasts of a number of benefits for IE11 on Windows 8.1 which includes 30 times faster performance over other browsers and 20 times faster performance over its previous Internet Explorer 10 web browser. In addition to the improvement made on performance, IE11 is said to contain a number of other features such as improved user interface and higher graphics properties.
Is IE11 for Windows 7 different from that on Windows 8.1?
Well, if you thought you could enjoy the same features of IE11 for Windows 8.1 on your Windows 7 desktop, you are probably wrong. Although the tech giant has not emphasized on the differences between IE11 for Windows 8.1 and IE11 for Windows 7, experts say that there are significant differences.
- While you can find the URL bar at the bottom on your IE11 for Windows 8.1, you will find the same at the top of the window in IE11 version on Windows 7. Obviously, no difference made to IE11 for Windows 7.
- IE11 for Windows 8.1 claims to have support for up to 100 open tabs. This feature is not enabled for IE11 for Windows 7. According to experts, Windows 8.1 has the advanced Metro-style structure and this helps it to enjoy all the newly added features on IE11. On the other hand, Windows 7 has not changed it structure from the desktop/Win32 app and therefore, enabling all the features of IE11 on it is an impossible task.
Although you cannot enjoy all the IE11 features when it comes to your Windows 7 computer, you can still use it as a modern web browser. The overall performance of the browser is not compromised. To know more about IE11 for Windows 7, get in touch with Windows 7 help and support center.