Windows 7 users calling on Microsoft to release a version of Internet Explorer 10 for the operating system finally got their wish yesterday.
Business can prevent the auto install of IE10 by deploying a blocking tool kit issued by Microsoft earlier in February or by using the standard update management tools, Windows Server update Service or Systems Management Server.
IE10 supports Windows 8 and Windows 7. Windows Vista users will be stuck with IE9 just as Windows XP users are stuck with IE8. IE10 requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 since Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 RTM in April.
Microsoft said it has enhanced the performance of IE and increased support for Web standards. The Do Not Track privacy setting on the browser is also switched on by default, despite much publicized objections by large advertisers such as Coca-Cola and Yahoo.