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Windows 7: No IE10 for Vista or Earlier

13 Apr 2011   #1
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Vista: No IE10 for you

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Windows Vista: No IE10 for you

Microsoft follows pattern it set last year when it denied IE9 to XP users, says IE10 is only for Windows 7

By Gregg Keizer
April 13, 2011

Computerworld - Microsoft's new browser, Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), will not run on Windows Vista, either now in its developer preview form or when the software ships, the company confirmed today.

The decision makes Microsoft the first browser developer to drop support for Vista, and follows the move last year when it announced Windows XP would not run IE9, the browser that went final four weeks ago.

In release notes published Tuesday, Microsoft said that users need to run the IE10 Platform Preview on Windows 7 RTW -- the designation for the original 2009 release of the OS -- or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The latter started reaching users on Feb. 22.

Windows 7 RTW must be updated before it's able to run IE10, said Microsoft.
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I have seen estimates that there are still well over 300 million and maybe as many as 400 million Vista users world wide.


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13 Apr 2011   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Vista users will switch to another browser - if they haven't already.
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13 Apr 2011   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

In fairness, by the time IE10 is released Windows Next (or "8" if they decide to call it that) will be out, or pretty damn close to it. I don't see how this is anything to scream about to be honest.

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Vista users will switch to another browser - if they haven't already.
More likely, 80% of Vista users won't bother, because they won't know the difference. Let's face it, the average computer user knows squat about computers. I doubt they even know if there is a choice. I had someone today, I kid you not, who got the "Browser Choice" menu and thought it was a virus! the actual quote was "My Internet is broken, it's telling me that I need to stop using the little blue E thingy"
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13 Apr 2011   #4
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I agree with severedsolo. People who actually know something about computers and like to keep their software up to date (IE10), are likely to have already updated to Windows 7.
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13 Apr 2011   #5
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobinSchouten View Post
I agree with severedsolo. People who actually know something about computers and like to keep their software up to date (IE10), are likely to have already updated to Windows 7.
Are most likely using a better alternative browser anyway & the real Tech Geeks are probably using the Linux Operating System.
Have to feel sorry for Vista users the only Windows OS that was worse was Windows ME.
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13 Apr 2011   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I liked it.
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13 Apr 2011   #7
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I never tried Vista out, mainly because of all the hate I heard people giving it. Skipped from XP up to 7. Hm, seems like Microsoft doesn't want another IE6 time lapse+dependency like scenario occurring, so they're planning on phasing IE9 out quickly.
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13 Apr 2011   #8
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There are huge parts of the world that are still on XP and hundreds of millions more on Vista

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Amharic version Microsoft Vista software launched Written by fenet Sunday, 07 February 2010 08:55
Addis Ababa, February 6, 2010 (Addis Ababa) An Amharic version of Microsoft Vista software was launched here last Thursday.

Launching the Amharic version software is a major step forward for Amharic to be a language of technology, Director of the Ethiopian ICT Development Agency (EICTDA), Debretsion Gebremichael said.


The Amharic version of Microsoft Vista was translated into Amharic in collaboration with EICTDA and Microsoft Company.
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13 Apr 2011   #9
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
No IE10 for Vista or Earlier

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Microsoft's new browser, Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), will not run on Windows Vista, either now in its developer preview form or when the software ships, the company confirmed today.

The decision makes Microsoft the first browser developer to drop support for Vista, and follows the move last year when it announced Windows XP would not run IE9, the browser that went final four weeks ago.
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They really want people to upgrade to 7.
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13 Apr 2011   #10
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Well Vista is 4 or 5 years old....

IE10 has some time before it's released (I hope) I would think it would be released when the next version of Windows is available. By that time Vista could be 6 to 7 years old and be yesterday's news.

Kinda sad but I can live with it.
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