A month ago at the BUILD conference held in San Francisco, Microsoft had confirmed that Internet Explorer 11 would be made available for Windows 7 soon. As promised, Microsoft today released the first Developer Preview version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 and is now available for download.
As you probably know, the recently released Windows 8.1 Preview version comes with Internet Explorer 11 and offers plenty of new features and improvements. According to the official Internet Explorer team blog, Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 offers improved performance, new web standards, new F12 developer tools, and faster page load times.
Please note that it’s a pre-release version of Internet Explorer 11 and you might encounter errors while using it. Although this version of Internet Explorer 11 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, you must be running a PC with Windows 7 SP1. So, before downloading IE11, make sure that you have upgraded your Windows 7 to SP1.
Other than Windows 7, this Developer Preview version of Internet Explorer 11 is also compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit with Service Pack 1.IE11 Developer Preview requires ~70 MB disk space on 32-bit Windows 7 and ~120 of hard drive space on 64-bit.
Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview is currently available in English, Arabic, Swedish, Turkish, French, Chinese, German, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, and Catalan languages. However, you can install it on all Windows 7 computers that are using languages other than above mentioned ones.
And if you’re getting error while trying to install Internet Explorer 11, make sure that all prerequisite updates have been installed (IE11 tries to automatically install them by default). You can also try to temporarily turn off Windows Firewall before beginning the installation.