Microsoft's IE 10 browser coming to Windows 7 PCs

Posted at 10:41 AM, Feb 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-26 05:43:16-05

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is escalating its efforts to install the latest version of Internet Explorer to more than 700 million personal computers in an attempt to re-establish the software maker's browser as the best way to surf the Web.

Tuesday's release of Internet Explorer 10 is aimed at PCs running on Windows 7, the most used version of Microsoft Corp.'s operating system for PCs.

A preview version of Internet Explorer 10 has been available for Windows 7 machines since mid-November.

The final version of Internet Explorer 10 will be automatically sent to all Windows 7 computers set up to get updates. About 90 percent of Windows PCs have been programmed to get the automatic updates. The browser is already built into machines running on Windows 8, which came out in October.