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Windows 7: Should I install IE10?

03 Sep 2016   #1
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 
Should I install IE10?

I'm an IT guy running W7 Ultimate 64bit in a January 2016-built system.

My main browser is Firefox, but I use IE9 occasionally.

However, just lately IE9 has been a little glitchy so I wondered if I should install IE10.

I'm not sure if 10 is still downloadable, but I have an archived copy that I grabbed in October 2015 (145MB) that I assume will work.

Comments?

PS: In case anyone is wondering, I don't use Windows Updates. I set up the system in January this year with only the stuff I wanted, then turned off updating.


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03 Sep 2016   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Rather than IE10 I would recommend IE11 unless you have a compelling reason to do otherwise. Older versions are no longer supported.
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04 Sep 2016   #3
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, LMiller7. As I said, I'm currently running IE9. Is the 11 GUI similar to 9? Or radically different?
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04 Sep 2016   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

All recent versions of IE look much the same.
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04 Sep 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Load ie10 then 11 if you don't like either roll back one version although as stated only ie11 is supported.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2847882
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04 Sep 2016   #6
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

@teckneeculler
Do as what ThrashZone recommend.
Before install ie10, do a create system restore point.
Before next install ie11, do create a system restore point.

In case somehow & unknowning, something is install along the way.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Load ie10 then 11 if you don't like either roll back one version although as stated only ie11 is supported.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2847882
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04 Sep 2016   #7
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

I agree with the advice already offered, especially about setting restore points and the fact that neither IE9 nor IE10 is supported (under Win7).
You ought to be able to install IE11 directly from the offline installer or via WU, if the system requirements are met.

Personally, I would not bother installing IE10 -- you'll still need to go to the trouble to upgrade to IE11.
Since neither IE9 nor IE10 is supported under Win7, you'll have trouble with many websites and, of course, there is the underlying security vulnerability of outdated IE (whether or not you use it as primary browser).

Re: "upgrade", if you have had Windows update disabled on this box, then you may very well be missing important prerequisites. If so, neither IE10 nor IE11 will install on this system until those prerequisites are installed. See here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2820688

Please post back and let us know how it goes.

Thanks,
MM
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04 Sep 2016   #8
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, ThrashZone and Eric3742.

MoxieMomma, thanks for the link. The installation of 'prerequisites' is exactly the sort of thing I was expecting and trying to avoid. I don't now, and haven't for 25 years, trust Microsoft and their machinations. Which is partly why I never have Updates turned on, either on my own computers or the many I've built for others.
Anyway, I'll create a few backups and SRP's and check out every 'prerequisite' update individually.
TBH, I wouldn't bother dropping IE9, because I probably only use it around a dozen times a year, but it's been playing up recently, so I've got to do something about it.
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04 Sep 2016   #9
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

No love lost between Redmond and me, especially when it comes to updating.

Having said that, Windows Updates (especially the SECURITY patches) are a fact of life with Windows.

If one does not update at all, then it's like locking one's front door, but leaving all the windows and rear doors open. Performance and stability issues aside, the system is extremely vulnerable.

Of course, it's entirely up to you.
But perhaps you might want to consider moving to Linux.

Good luck,
MM

P.S. I hope that, as an "IT guy", you do not encourage your customers to configure their systems to disable Windows Update or to run insecure browsers?
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04 Sep 2016   #10
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

Linux? Um...no.

And your hopes were in vain :-)

For the record, none of my customers has ever had a computer problem due to a lack of updates. The whole Windows Updates thing is a big con, IMHO.

It's like having a one-way window in your living room with every MS employee outside peering in. Not only that, but being able to magically reach in through the glass and break your china.

Having said that, my practice is, when building a new system, to install the core OS and then selectively install JUST the updates (from the MS Catalog site, mostly) that I consider essential, useful or innocuous.

And THEN, I disable WUPs.

Never had a problem. Except, LOL, my recent experience with my misbehaving IE9 :-)
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