Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 11 is a downloadable Microsoft web browser developed for the users of Windows 7 and 8.1. The browser in its Windows 7 edition that requires Service Pack 1. When comparing IE 11 to the previous versions, it differs in speed and security. It is also the latest and the final version of Internet Explorer.

How to Download Internet Explorer 11

To download Internet Explorer 11 on your Windows 7, click on the Download link at the end of the text. The program is completely free. IE 11 is built into Windows 8.1 so it is enough to download only its update. It is worth knowing that IE can also be run in Windows 10 – it is installed in this system together with Microsoft Edge. IE 11 will unfortunately not work in Windows XP or Windows Vista.

The Program Review

This version is focused on improving the graphical interface, as well as on the improved compatibility with HTML5 and WebGL. The browser in this version can also boast of fast decoding and displaying JPEG images and rendering text on web pages.

Internet Explorer 11 has a built-in file manager, as well as a modern mechanism for displaying bookmarks as well as the currently very much needed anti-phishing module. There is also support for touch monitors.

In addition, Explorer 11 can boast of the ability to personalize its appearance and it has a nice integration with the Windows environment. The direction of changes in this browser aims to shorten the rendering time of pages and to introduce a faster response to touch.

To this end, calculations related to rendering JPG images are now done by the GPU, which allows obtaining a faster acceleration by up to 30% compared to the previous version. In Internet Explorer 11, the JavaScript engine was also optimized, which allowed for an efficiency increase of almost 9%.

There is also support for the ECMAScript 6 standard (including the ECMAScript Internationalization API v. 1.0). Internet Explorer also supports W3C Resource Priorities, which allows it identify the elements of websites that should be downloaded first.

Internet Explorer 11 is also adapted to efficient media playback by meeting HTML5 requirements. The quality of the video being played is adjusted to the bandwidth while displaying subtitles or displaying protected video files is possible without additional plugins.

This browser has been optimized to work with the Bing search engine. It allows you to easily edit CSS, profile memory usage and debug JavaScript.

The clear advantage of this version of IE is that it is faster than the previous version. The users will also enjoy the added WebGL support or the improvement in touch control on tablets. On the other hand, the lack of major changes in the interface should be considered as a minus. The improvements concern only the speed of operation, the efficiency of graphics processing and security.

Internet Explorer 11 is available as a free download. Despite the fact that not many new features have been added, the browser itself has become more stable, faster, and can efficiently load graphics.

IE 11 was released on October 17, 2013, for Windows 8.1 and on November 7, 2013, for Windows 7. This is the last browser in this series. The program has been replaced by Microsoft Edge.

Internet Explorer 11 is available in such versions as:

  • for IT Professionals and Developers–Windows 7 64-bit Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Edition
  • for IT Professionals and Developers–Windows 7
  • (32-Bit)
  • and (64-Bit)
Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 11 is the latest and the last version of Microsoft's famous internet browser, replaced in Windows 10 by Microsoft Edge. Download it for your Windows 7 or 8.
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Arkadiusz Dziki

Arkadiusz Dziki

Arkadiusz is a Polish tech content writer who specializes in creating helpful, engaging, and informative articles on software. He has worked as a freelance writer since 2013 and has experience writing about all kinds of software such as operating systems, office applications, security suites, and graphic programs.

Arkadiusz is passionate about technology and enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest trends in the industry. He believes that technology should make our lives easier, and his goal is to help people by providing them with clear and concise explanations of complex technical concepts.