Microsoft recently launched the stable version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, giving users of the most popular operating system in the world a chance to try out the new in-house browser belonging to the Redmond-based giant.
While IE10 is said to provide a faster and more stable browsing experience, many of our customers are actually encountering all kinds of issues with the app, making the switch to IE9 almost mandatory.
Here’s what some of PC Workshop customers told us after installing Internet Explorer 10 on their Windows 7 machines:
“Installed IE 10 yesterday, if I leave the computer on now and not use it for 2-3 hours Windows 7 does not respond anymore, it won’t even shut down.”
“After the installation, I can’t change the proxy settings anymore. More precisely, I *can* change them and conform the changes. Except the changes I made don’t apply.”
“IE 10 is a hot mess on Windows 7. On some websites… can’t get buttons to work and the cursor disappears.”
“In my opinion, IE 10 is Microsoft trash that they washed their hands of, and set out for us to rummage through.”
Of course, there are users who find Internet Explorer 10 pretty good on Windows 7 computers, confirming Microsoft’s statements that its new browser is a bit faster than its predecessors.
Removing Internet Explorer 10 and switching back to Internet Explorer 9 on a Windows 7 machine isn’t such a difficult process.
First of all, click on the “Start” button (because you do have one unlike Windows 8 users!) and type “Programs and Features” in the search box. Click on the “View installed updates” in the left pane of the menu.
Go over to the “Uninstall an update” screen and scroll down to the “Microsoft Windows” section. Simply select Internet Explorer 10 and click “Uninstall.”
It usually takes a while until the process comes to an end, so you’re strongly recommended to avoid stopping or cancelling it. A reboot is necessary to complete the removal and restore IE9.
Keep in mind, however, that Microsoft is now delivering Internet Explorer 10 via Windows Update, so make sure you install this tiny tool to block the deployment of the new browser.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36512 — copy and paste this link to download the tool from Microsoft
In the meantime, Microsoft is reportedly working on Internet Explorer 11, the new version of the app that’s expected to hit the market as a beta this summer in Windows Blue and as a stable build in Windows 9 in November 2014.