Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview For Windows 7 Now Out

Contrary to what some people may have you believe, there are some universal truths in the technology world. Take the fascinating world of web browsers for instance.

Microsoft, for the most part, had been pretty coy in the past about the prospects of seeing Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7. The company, at least early on during development, did not confirm that IE 11 was in development for the old operating system.

But that old operating system just happens to be the most popular operating platform in the world.

And there was no chance that Redmond would leave the millions upon millions of IE users behind, and keep the latest version of its flagship web browser exclusive for Windows 8.1 users.

The technology titan has just announced that Windows 7 users can now download the Release Preview version of Internet Explorer 11, and thereby take the latest version of IE for a test drive.

While details are scarce, the company, however, notes that this is a preview version of Internet Explorer 11, and a number of issues may be experienced. But at the same time, this is the most advanced, faster and safer than all other versions of the popular web browser.

Windows 7 users will need to have Service Pack 1 installed, and at least 512MB of memory to run the Release Preview version of IE 11.

You can download this early test version here at this link.

Internet Explorer 11 is the default Windows 8.1 browser, and is offered in two versions on the new operating system — a Metro version and the standard desktop variant. The Modern UI Metro version comes with exclusive touch optimized features and battery optimization enhancements for tablets.