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.