Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: My IE11 browser changed - how do I revert to the previous version?

08 Jul 2014   #1
lyphe

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
My IE11 browser changed - how do I revert to the previous version?

Strangest thing.

I have two computers running side by side. Both have Windows 7 64. Both say they run the exact same version of IE11 (11.0.9600.17126). Both used to look identical.

Yesterday, I opened my second computer and the IE11 browser was different. Black background behind the menu bar instead of transparent. And all the top menus and address bar disappear (and come back if I right click on the screen someplace).

The new browser is terrible. The top menu only hides sometimes. And if it doesn't hide, then it cuts off the top of whatever page I'm looking at. It also feels buggy loading up.

From what I can figure, it sounds like this is the version of IE11 meant for windows 8 users. But I have no idea why it would change on one computer and not the other (both have automatic updates).

I'd love to get the old version back. Anyone able to suggest how to do this without losing all my favorites etc through uninstalling/reinstalling?

ty.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Jul 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi version numbers can vary a bit depending on where exactly you download them from,
The only thing that stays consistent is the KB# ........ under the version,
Make sure this is what shows,
MS14-037: Security update for Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11: July 8, 2014
The KB# will reflect the most recent security updates,

If your having issues on one machine you could switch to Software rendering and see if it helps the visual differences,
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/149063-internet-explorer-gpu-hardware-acceleration-turn-off.html
If it does then one machine needs to have it's graphics driver updated from the computer manufactures website,
Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2014   #3
lyphe

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I"ll give that a look.

It's been getting stranger ... now I've got windows open that have reverted back to my proper original look - and every once in a while, it goes with the newer full window buggy format. Even had both formats open at once :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Jul 2014   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like you are in Full screen mode. Open IE and press the F11 key, see if that helps. If it does not, just press it again to escape from full screen. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 My IE11 browser changed - how do I revert to the previous version?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Server revert to files to previous states after a reboot
Hi, a new user here. I could appreciate if anyone could help me. I have a Windows 2003 server (I know it's not Windows 7, but there is no separate forum for it), which rebooted this morning due to power failure, I think. After booting back up, all the files from past month are missing.* That...
General Discussion
Revert to previous Thunderbird 44
I've always allowed automatic thunderbird updates. I've updated to the newest version 45. It's horrible -- lost all profile, addons don't work, lost duckduckgo and got Bing (can change search engine). This has never happened when updating to new versions. I'd appreciate some help from the forum...
Browsers & Mail
On reboot, all files revert to previous versions
Hi all, There have been a couple threads on this topic on the forums but they have no solutions. Whenever I reboot, all of my file changes are reverted. Files I deleted are back, files I added are gone, files I modified are reverted to their previous state, programs I installed are gone,...
General Discussion
Can I revert IE11 To IE10?
I currently have IE10 on Win 7. Before I install the new Update to IE11, I want to know how I can revert back to IE10 if issues develope, and if so, how. I read that IE10 can be reverted back to IE9 by merely going into Uninstall Programs and deleting the Microsoft IE10 Update. But, if I...
Browsers & Mail
Data files revert to previous versions after restart
For the third time in a week, Windows 7 has replaced some of my personal data files with earlier versions, without my consent, following a restart. I'm talking about my outlook Data file (outlook.pst), my Quicken data files and a few others. Files are located in different places, but mostly in my...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:12.
Twitter Facebook Google+