Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) for Windows 7 was released
two months ago. According to our benchmarks results
, IE10 brings some performance improvements. Even if you're not an IE fan, there are plenty of 3rd party applications that relay on it and some [lamer] websites that won't work on any other browser but IE. Therefore, we recommend that you update.
For compatibility reasons, Microsoft designed IE10 to run in 32-bit mode by default - and unlike its predecessors - there isn't an obvious option or shortcut to launch the 64-bit version. It took us a while, but we finally found a way to run IE10 in 64-bit mode.
1. Ensure all of your add-ons are compatible with 64-bit mode. Disable any add-on that isn't available to the 64-bit architecture. Control Panel » Internet Options » Programs » Manage add-ons
2. Turn on Enable Protected Mode. Control Panel » Internet Options » Security » Check the box of Enable Protected Mode under Internet zone
3. Turn on Enable Enhanced Protected Mode. Control Panel » Internet Options » Advanced » Scroll down to Security » Check the box of Enable Enhanced Protected Mode
4. Ensure that User Account Control (UAC) is enabled. Control Panel » User Accounts » Change User Account Control settings » Ensure the slider is NOT set to Never notify
5. Restart your computer.
6. You can verify by visiting this page
with IE10. The user agent should be: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; Trident/6.0).