October 22, 2012

IE10 for Windows 7 download page already live ahead of launch

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it would release the first version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 users sometime in November. This "Release Preview" of the latest browser from Microsoft will be made available after the launch of Windows 8 on October 26th, which includes IE10.
Now it appears that Microsoft is wasting no time in getting ready for the Windows 7 IE10 launch. The company has already posted up a download page for the browser, although at the moment none of the links work.
The page does show that in addition to the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1 installed), Microsoft will also have a version of IE10 available for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 in its 64-bit incarnation. There are 36 different language versions that will be offered, plus four additional display languages.
The page also has a link which shows the system requirements for the browser. They are as follows:
Computer with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
Operating system
Windows 7 32-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit—512 MB
Windows 7 64-bit—512 MB
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—512 MB
Hard drive space
Windows 7 32-bit—70 MB
Windows 7 64-bit—120 MB
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—200 MB
CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
Modem or Internet connection
Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device

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