Internet Explorer 11 Download Windows 7 64 Bit Msi

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Good ol' Microsoft browser

Internet trends come and go, but there are still some good original components with a lot of staying power. Cue Internet Explorer, one of the first internet browsers of the modern era. It was first introduced in 1995 and was the most widely used in the late 1990s and early 2000s. As people used the internet more, Microsoft introduced more and more functions to the browser that were considered cutting edge technology at the time. Flat web pages turned into more exciting, detailed experiences that made searching the web more fun and allowed users to connect in more ways than we thought possible. Users and developers alike considered Internet Explorer to be the top example of what technology can do and the foundation of what it means to be truly innovative. While the internet has evolved and a lot of people have started using one of the large numbers of internet browsers available today, Internet Explorer still has die-hard fans all over the globe.

Pre-installed on most PCs

Windows 7 Language Interface Packs (LIPs) provide a translated version of the most widely used areas of the user interface. In order to download a LIP for Internet Explorer, you need to have a matching Windows LIP. For more information, see Download languages for Windows. Internet Explorer 11 is currently available in the following LIP languages.

The most streamlined browser for the casual internet user

If you have a computer running the Windows OS, you more than likely have a version of Internet Explorer already installed. On Windows 10, the most recent version of the browser is Internet Explorer 11. The little blue 'e' that you'll see in your taskbar isn't Explorer though, it's Microsoft Edge, the newest browser from Microsoft that was first released in 2015. Edge is the default browser that will come up when you first use the internet on the Windows OS. In order to get to Internet Explorer, you'll need to search for it in the task bar.

The first thing that happens when you open the browser is a window pops up prompting you to properly set it up. You can either choose the recommended settings or opt-out and customize the settings your own way. Using the recommended settings mostly affects the security and compatibility of your browser by enabling Windows Defender SmartScreen. SmartScreen is a component that works to protect you from harmful websites by relaying them to Microsoft to be looked over. More on privacy later.

After the quick setup, you'll be taken to the MSN homepage. On this page you can view the latest news headlines, see world news, news specifically about your city and more. At the top of the page there are icons directing you to other Microsoft software and apps, like the Microsoft store, Outlook, One Drive, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Entering anything into the MSN search bar redirects you to the Bing search engine. The interface is incredibly simple, with four icons to the top right taking you to menus for favorites and history, an icon for tools, one for settings, and one to bring you back to the home page. There is no clutter and tabs are quite thin - even more so than some competitors.

There are a few features that we find really cool, and one of our favorites is the ability to pin websites. If there's a website that you visit frequently, just drag the tab down to the task bar and bam - the website is pinned! From then on, clicking on the icon brings up the page in Internet Explorer and changes the tab's appearance - navigational arrows are now the color of the site's icon (like light blue for Twitter or pink for Instagram) and the logo sits on the far left of the address bar.

Back to privacy, which is at the top of our list of important things to know about browsers. Microsoft is very transparent about security and the data that they collect from users. Depending on your settings, Microsoft does store data about the products and features that you use through their services. Some of this data is required by law, and some of it is taken in exchange for the use of their products, but most times this is basic information like your name and email address. If you're uncomfortable with this knowledge, there are ways to restrict what data is collected by visiting Microsoft's opt-out page and clearing some of what you'll find on the Microsoft Privacy Dashboard, like your location data and search history.

Where can you run this program?

You can run Internet Explorer on any PC that runs Windows. It was previously available for some video game consoles, but is not available on Android and iOS devices.

Is there a better alternative?

This version of Internet Explorer is not the same one from ten years ago. When people think of this browser, they think that it's outdated, slow, and boring to look at. Truthfully, IE11 is a fresh breath of air compared to what it used to be. With that said, if you're someone who likes the convenience of having a large extension catalogue, IE may not be what you're looking for. In that case, Chrome would be ideal as they have an extension for nearly anything that you can think of. If you have a Mac, Safari is great for all of your basic needs as well. The user who just wants to browse the web, do some shopping, and watch YouTube will have no problem with Internet Explorer.

Our take

Internet Explorer is a basic, decent browser. No new-fangled add-ons or extensions, no bells and whistles. If we could describe it in one word, ‘standard’ would be it. It can handle searches, bookmarking, videos at a decent resolution, and some light browser games. Don't look to do too much with this browser besides surface activities like researching, reading, and some occasional downloading of small files.

Should you download it?

You should download Internet Explorer if you're a very basic internet user. If you prefer paper books to Kindles, and writing letters to texting, this browser will be up your alley. You can watch videos, but after testing a few on YouTube, switching to another tab and then back again would cause the browser to crash. Avoid websites with a lot of ads and graphics, as those will make IE crash as well. This browser has come a long way in terms of speed with most sites loading in about three seconds or less. With that said, there are more things that you can't do than what you can, especially if you're trying this browser out after using others like Firefox or Chrome. No extensions, no heavy downloading, and playing browser games is nearly impossible for an extended amount of time.

Highs

  • Quick web page loading
  • Simple interface
  • Great security features

Lows

  • Very limited extensions
  • Crashes often during video
  • Crashes often on pages with more than a few graphics
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Internet Explorer 11for Windows

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Important

The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022 (for a list of what's in scope, see the FAQ). The same IE11 apps and sites you use today can open in Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode. Learn more here.

This article describes how to create an installation package for Internet Explorer 11. The installation package can apply all the prerequisite updates, language packs, and spelling dictionaries and also the latest cumulative security updates in a single restart.

Original product version: Internet Explorer 11
Original KB number: 3061428

Summary

The following custom solution is provided as-is. It may provide a functional workaround for customers who require this functionality. Given the uniqueness of each customer environment, Microsoft provides no assurances that these procedures will satisfy the customer's objective. Those who implement these procedures are highly encouraged to thoroughly test the procedures before they deploy them to a production environment.

The procedures in this article require the customer to be familiar with creating batch (.bat) files, the command-line interface, and working with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems.

Tip

All required resource packages can be obtained from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Complete each section fully before you continue.

Internet Explorer 11 prerequisite packages

  1. Create a temporary folder that is named Temp at the root of drive C, and make sure that at least 500 megabytes (MB) of disk space are available.

  2. By using KB 2847882 as a reference, download the individual packages for the appropriate Windows CPU platform (x64 or x86) on which Internet Explorer 11 will be deployed. Save these packages to the temporary directory that you created in step 1.

  3. In the Temp folder, create a new folder that is named Cabfiles.

  4. At an administrative command prompt, change to the C:Temp folder.

  5. Extract the contents of each prerequisite .msu package to the Cabfiles folder by using the following syntax:

Note

The following command-line example would be used to extract the x64 version of the Internet Explorer 11 prerequisite updates. (To process the x86 version of the component, replace the x64 (.msu) package name with the x86 (.msu) package name.)

Repeat these steps to extract all the prerequisites for Internet Explorer 11, and save the .cab files in the C:TempCabfiles folder.

Internet Explorer 11 core installation package

  1. Download the core Internet Explorer 11 installation packages that are needed for the target Windows platform, and save the packages to the C:Temp folder.

  2. At an administrative command prompt, change to the C:Temp folder.

  3. Extract the contents of the core Internet Explorer 11 packages to the Cabfiles folder by using the following syntax:

Note

The following command-line example would be used to extract an x64 version of the Internet Explorer 11 core installation package. (To process the x86 version of the component, replace the x64 package name with the x86 package name.)

IE-Win7.cab is the name of the .cab file that is extracted from the Internet Explorer 11 setup file (IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe). It is saved in the C:TempCabfiles folder.

Internet Explorer 11 language packs

Note

Before you install the Internet Explorer 11 language packs, you must install the operating system language pack for the corresponding Internet Explorer 11 language. You can download and install this through Windows Updates or manually.

For Example, to install French Language pack for Internet Explorer 11, we must have French OS language pack already installed on the computer. For more information, see Language packs for Windows.

  1. Download the Internet Explorer 11 language pack packages, and save them to the C:temp folder.

  2. At an administrative command prompt, change to the C:Temp folder.

  3. Extract the contents of the Internet Explorer 11 language pack packages to the Cabfiles folder by using the following syntax:

Note

The name of the downloaded language pack for Internet Explorer 11 is IE11-Windows6.1-LanguagePack-x64-af-za.msu.
Output .cab file: 'Windows6.1-KB2841134-X64.cab.'

All the extracted language pack files will be have the same name (for example, Windows6.1-KB2841134-X64.cab). Therefore, you must make sure that you rename the .cab files so that they are not overwritten if you are extracting more than one language pack to the same location.

For example, rename the extracted .cab files as follows:

Language packOld nameNew name
Language pack 1Windows6.1-KB2841134-X64.cabWindows6.1-KB2841134-X64-Af-za.cab
Language pack 2Windows6.1-KB2841134-X64.cabWindows6.1-KB2841134-X64-fr-fr.cab

: From 'Windows6.1-KB2841134-X64.cab' to 'Windows6.1-KB2841134-X64-Af-za.cab'
: From 'Windows6.1-KB2841134-X64.cab' to 'Windows6.1-KB2841134-X64-fr-fr.cab'

The following command-line example would be used for extracting an x64 version of the Afrikaans language pack. (To process the x86 version of the component, replace the x64 package name with the x86 package name.)

Internet Explorer 11 spelling dictionaries

  1. Download the Internet Explorer 11 Spelling Dictionary packages, and save them to the C:Temp folder.

  2. At an administrative command prompt, change to the C:Temp folder.

  3. Extract the contents of the Spelling Dictionary packages to the Cabfiles folder by using the following syntax:

Note

The following command-line example would be used to extract the x64 or x86 version of the Spelling Dictionaries package.

Internet Explorer 11 cumulative security update

  1. Download the latest Internet Explorer 11 Cumulative Security Update (CSU) packages, and save them to the C:Temp folder.

  2. At an administrative command prompt, change to the C:Temp folder.

  3. Extract the contents of the Internet Explorer 11 Cumulative Security Update packages to the Cabfiles folder by using the following syntax:

Note

The following command-line example would be used to extract the x64 version of Internet Explorer 11 Cumulative Security Updates. (To process the x86 version of the component, replace the x64 package name with the x86 package name.)

Complete the package

After you follow all the previous steps, you can use the C:TempCabfiles folder as the source for the installation of the Internet Explorer 11 prerequisites, the Internet Explorer 11 core installation files, the language packs, the spelling dictionaries, and the latest cumulative security update. You can then use a batch file to start the installation of each component in sequence.

Copy the following sample script to Notepad, and customize it based on the package requirements. Package requirements include the following:

  • Internet Explorer (x86 or x64) core installation package
  • Language package
  • Spelling Dictionary package
  • Cumulative security updates

Then, save the script file as SampleScript.bat in the C:TempCabfiles folder so that it has access to all the files in that folder.

For Example: C:TempCabfilesSampleScript.bat

As soon as you customize and save the script file, you should double-click Samplescript.bat to execute it. A command prompt window displays the commands that are being executed by the script. The output resembles the following:

This script will install all the extracted .cab files without a prompt to restart. These files include prerequisites for Internet Explorer 11, the Internet Explorer 11 setup file, the Internet Explorer 11 language pack, the Internet Explorer 11 spelling package, and the Internet Explorer 11 cumulative security update.

As soon as the Samplescript.bat file installs all the cab files, restart the computer manually.

Sample script to install the x64 version of the .cab files

Note

The syntax in the following script remains basically the same for installing x86 (32-bit) Internet Explorer 11. The only change that is required is to replace all x64bit cab file names with x86 cab file names.

Important

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This is a sample script file that is provided as a demonstration to achieve the scenario that was discussed earlier. We provide no warranties or support for this script file. You should thoroughly test the script file before you try it in production environments.

More Information

These procedures can be applied only to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions) Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit version) Service Pack 1

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For more information about the minimum operating system requirements for Internet Explorer 11, see System requirements and language support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).