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How to Download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows

In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to download Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 or above in simple steps.

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Internet Explorer had gone through a lot of major changes and improvements in the last couple of years, especially after it started to lose its web browser market share to popular (and better in my opinion) browsers like Firefox and Chrome. You will know if you have used the previous versions of IE that there is a huge difference between Internet Explorer 7 and 9 or 11 in terms of features and usability.

Microsoft recently released their latest web browser for their new operating system, Windows 10, and gave it a new name as Microsoft Edge. I believe they just wanted to get rid of all the negative publicity the Internet Explorer had received over the years and decided to make a fresh start. Their new browser looks promising but for those who don't have Windows 10 yet, the latest version of web browser they can use is Internet Explorer 11.

Users of Windows Vista, XP or other previous Windows versions cannot download and install Internet Explorer 11 as it will not run on that systems. Currently, IE 11 runs on Windows 7 and 8. If you have one of these operating systems installed on your computer, you can proceed with the download instructions below.

How to Download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7

This tutorial will demonstrate how to download IE 11 to Windows 7 but if you need to download it to a Windows 8 machine, the steps will be more or less similar. Before you start, make sure that you have Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed on your computer as IE 11 will run only on those systems (it can also work on Mac but let's leave that to another tutorial).

STEP 1: Open your web browser. This can be an older IE version that is already installed on your computer or another browser such as Firefox.

STEP 2: Go to the Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 download page on Microsoft's official download center at:

microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-11-for-windows-7-details.aspx

Depending on your operating system, what you will see on this page will show difference. For example, if you are on Vista, you will see the following page:

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STEP 3: Select Download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 option and click Next.

This will open Internet Explorer 11 version selection page as you can see below:

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STEP 4: Select the correct version based on your system (32-Bit, 64-Bit or Server) and click Next. This will open the download page.

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Before you download Internet Explorer 11, you can do a couple of things such as change your system if you think you didn't select it correctly, change the language for the installation or read more about the details and system requirements. Once you are ready, you can continue with the download.

STEP 5: Click Download button which will start downloading Internet Explorer 11 to your computer.

You should see the following screen when the download starts. If the download doesn't start automatically (temporary glitches may happen from time to time), simply click the Click here link to download it manually.

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As soon as the download is complete, you can continue to install Internet Explorer 11 on your computer.

This concludes our tutorial. If you need to download an older version of Internet Explorer browser, you can also check my other tutorial about how to download Internet Explorer 9.

I hope that you found this tutorial to be helpful, if you have any questions about downloading Internet Explorer 11 please let me know.

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