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Old 09-11-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default Windows 7 vs. IE 7

I am not computer literate so I took it for granted that Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 7are the same thing. What's the difference? Recently, I was unable to get into a site as a message kept popping-up advising that my server is out-of-date. It has Windows 7 but the site requires IE 9. Do I simply download IE 9 from a Microsoft site? Is it a free download? Thanks; it's confusing.
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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If you have Windows 7 then you should be able to complete your browser upgrade through Windows Update.

Windows 7 does not come with Internet Explorer 7, it comes stock with Internet Explorer 8. Go ahead and apply the update from the Microsoft site or get it from Windows Update, or install another browser such as Google Chrome.

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IE11 is the current browser. But I run IE10 as it's stable. Win7 Pro 64bit.
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Agreed, lots of websites still don't support the modern browsers. IE 10+ 11 are plagued with compatibility issues. IE9 is still not terrible.


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