With the release of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, it brought a much more sophisticated and updated way to browse modern websites, but it also brought along a slew of issues the day of its release.
Internet Explorer 10 had been in development for the past two years, even before the release of Internet Explorer 9. Since then, its reliability on the Windows 8 platforms have proved to me a major step since Internet Explorer 8 had been bundled with Windows 7. With Internet Explorer 9 bridging the gap between the Internet Explorer revolution, it was up to Microsoft to create a web browser people would use for the next release of Windows. Since the Windows 8 Developer Preview, I have had wonderful things to say about Internet Explorer 10, with its reliability and application response time, and during the development of Windows 8 it only got better. Having this amazing browser on Windows 8 being transcoded to be of use in Windows 7 only gave me hope that this would be Microsoft’s “Best” browser yet. I use Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 daily- but that only started after a tiny little problem.
Last weekend, I built my own PC. I was excited to put everything together and etc. I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, and then proceeded to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1. The next day, Internet Explorer 10 RTM’d, so I decided to install that. While installing, I realized a dialog box notified me that I needed an update to continue the installation. It was not a problem for me, so I installed it. With that being said, I installed Internet Explorer 10…but was it really what I expected?
I started going onto my normal websites, like Facebook and Twitter, but I realized when I would log onto Facebook, it would begin to refresh endlessly. I never had that problem on Windows 8, or Internet Explorer 9. It would continuously refresh until it actually would say that Internet Explorer could not access or find the page specified. I closed the window hoping the problem wouldn’t return…but it kept happening, but not just on that website.
I decided to uninstall Internet Explorer 10…but the installation screwed something up so bad, that the problem had gotten worse after downgrading to Internet Explorer 9. I decided the best thing to do was to go back to Windows 8. I never had a problem with the Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview. I prefer that over the actual final version.
I had hoped that Internet Explorer 10 would fly on Windows 7, but all it did was make my experience worse. Anyone else experience the same issue?