How to use Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 OS

Read this article to know more about how to use Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 operating system. IE 10 in Windows 8 has two type of interfaces. In this article, I will discuss how to use them effectively in Windows 8 OS.

From the past two days, many of the people around the world who love Windows OS downloaded the latest Developers preview of Windows 8 operating system. Since, it is not a beta release, many of them might installed it in Virtual machines or they might dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 OS.

I tried Windows 8 OS in VMware Workstation 8. As per sources, till now, VMware Workstation 8 is the only virtual machine which supports Windows 8 installation. The installation procedure went smooth, with in 10 minutes I started using Windows 8 operating system. As soon as Windows 8 is started, first thing I noticed in the Windows 8 is the new Metro interface. Initially, I felt few problems while accessing the Metro interface. After few attempts, I became familiar with the new interface. In the new Metro interface, there are several Windows 8 Apps. When I clicked on the Apps, none of the Windows 8 Apps worked for the first time. Atlast in the evening, I realized that Windows 8 Apps are not working due to not installing of VMware Tools in VMware Workstation 8.

After installing the VMware Tools, I am able to use all the Apps of Windows 8 perfectly. The first thing which I tried is the Internet Explorer 10. Microsoft integrated IE 10 platform preview 3 with the Windows 8 OS. If one can observe carefully, there are two versions of Internet Explorer in Windows 8 OS. First one is the Metro UI and the second one is the standard desktop browser. As per Microsoft, they both use the same core. Internet Explorer 10 is the same program with two different skins.

The Metro interface of Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 is plugin free, i.e, users won't be able to access Flash, Silverlight or Java contents using the Metro interface browser. Microsoft wants to concentrate on HTML5 in the Metro Internet Explorer 10 browser. The Metro interface browser is for developers, not for general users. The desktop version will continue to support browser plugins and other standard browser extensions.

The good thing is, both the Metro interface of IE10 and the general desktop version both share data between each other, which includes browsing history, typed addresses, favorites and settings, etc. you can notice a bar at the bottom to enter a web address and to perform few actions like, reloading, opening previously visited website etc. Once the user starts interacting with websites, all the other elements auto hide themselves. This is how looks in the new Metro Interface of IE10 in Windows 8 OS.
IE10 in Windows8

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Guest Author: Vineet David10 Aug 2015


I upgraded to free Win 10 on my system. IE is now updated to 11, am using an application which is supportive till IE 10 and used the debugger tool to use on lower version. I need help in downgrading to IE 10 or 9. No entry in Program feature or update list.

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