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Internet Explorer 10 Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Internet Explorer 10 and wondering how to fix it?“ - Eric G., New Zealand

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Internet Explorer 10

Windows Internet Explorer 10, bundled with Windows 8, is the latest edition to an ever-growing Microsoft Corporation. Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) was released in April 2011 featuring a revamped browser designed with business needs in mind, allowing enterprises to continue using existing line-of-business applications while providing a new browsing experience for the users with Windows touch devices.

Important security and performance features have been updated from previous downloadable versions and are readily available. Tools like the SmartScreen filter protect users from malware attacks, while hardware acceleration ensures the faster download of applications.

Internet Explorer 10 supports modern languages such as HTML and SVG to CSS, which gives developers the ability to enhance their applications thus making it an expansion to the former Internet Explorer 9.

Furthermore, IE10 for Windows 8 comes in two versions, each having its own user interface. The first, called Metro-app, is a more restricted version where plug-ins are not supported. The second, the traditional desktop version that most people are familiar with, still supports plug-in ability.

Internet Explorer continues to be the most widely used browser in the world, and Internet Explorer 10 is poised to continue this market dominance.

What Problems are Associated with Internet Explorer 10?

Anyone who has used any of the Internet Explorer downloads is probably all too familiar with the irritating pop-ups and seemingly unsolved sluggishness between page uploads and refreshes.

Inherently, this leads to the standard checklist of resetting the Explorer settings, checking Internet connections, disabling add-ons, and if all else fails, the inevitable call to the IT guy or countless wasted hours searching forums for related posts.

Also, one must keep in mind that with any new product release, especially software, bugs and glitches are to be expected. Very rarely is a first-run download released without a few issues, even after extensive software beta and bug testing.

It also seems that those using Windows Vista or Windows XP will not be able to enjoy the newly released IE10 download because it was decided that it would not be backward compatible; users must have Windows 7 or newer.

Essentially what this means is a forced operating system upgrade for Windows Vista or Windows XP users who want to realize the enhancements and benefits of Internet Explorer 10.

Ultimately, IE10 is just another enhanced version of the original Internet Explorer released almost two decades ago; the same basic functions, same basic problems.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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