Windows 7 build of IE11 with Enterprise mode leaked

This spring will be a very interesting time for Windows fans, as Windows 8.1 will receive a large update that might be called a ‘feature pack’.  While the jury is still out if that name will be official, more bits from the update have leaked.

This time around, the IE11 build for Windows 7 has shown up in various corners of the web and while there are not a lot of major features, it does introduce the “Enterprise mode” that allows corporations to view legacy applications with the browser without having to worry about compatibility issues.

The update for IE11 on Windows 7 may be released at BUILD that is about 3.5 weeks away. It certainly won’t be the highlight of the conference but will be a nice bonus for Windows 7 users.

The rumor on the street (twitter) is that the RTM build of Windows 8.1 update 1 will be leaked later today. While we wouldn’t place any money on this information, the leaks have been coming at a steady rate over the past few weeks and it does seem reasonable that it could happen today.

As with any leaked software, only install it on a non-production machine as it could corrupt your current install and obviously, there is no support from Microsoft.

But if you do decide to install it and want to try out the new Enterprise tools, follow the steps below.

Enterprise mode can be enabled using two Group Policies (in a corporate environment system admins would do this for their employees). Hit Windows + R and type ‘gpedit.msc’ in the Run window. In the Group policy editor, browse to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer, there you’ll find, among others, these two policies: “Let users turn on and use Enterprise Mode” and “Use the Enterprise Mode IE website list”.

Source: Wzor

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IE unusuable again. Sigh IE 9 had me using it for the first time in 10 years too :-(

IE 11 crashes and doesn't work with monster.com, careerbuilder.com, and many others. I keep getting dialog boxes "Display Secure Content only" and if I click it then it reloads the freaking page. It is like UAC Vista all over again.

It can't handle more than a few tabs either before losing stability. I downgraded my drivers and that helped a little.

I guess it is back to Chrome for me. I would go back to Firefox if it were not for security lacking and other issues like a dated big one process tab system.

IE11 crashes?!
I do have have a couple websites that don't particularly like IE11 also, but has NEVER crashed on me.

Obviously some other issue happening there as I haven't had IE crash since IE8, which I always thought was one of the buggiest versions MS ever did.

Talk about security lacking in Firefox and then going back to Chrome? Man, that's HARDLY the lesser of 2 evils!

I think it might be ATI drivers on that one.

IE 9 is hardware accelerated and I never had any problems. IE 10 crashes occasionally but not as much. The later drivers tend to be worse on this.

Any added bonuses to Windows 7 is alright by me.

Edit: I wish Microsoft would release a roll-up update for Windows 7. I installed Windows 7 on two Best Buy laptops this past weekend. Updating is tedious on a fresh install.

JHBrown said,
Any added bonuses to Windows 7 is alright by me.

Edit: I wish Microsoft would release a roll-up update for Windows 7. I installed Windows 7 on two Best Buy laptops this past weekend. Updating is tedious on a fresh install.


I just installed on a new box I built and didn't have any issues. I got the OEM Windows 7 Sp1 so I guess most of the updates were already there. Not sure what you're talking about.

Now Office 2010 was a different issue. Install Office, run Windows Update, Download set of updates (no reboot required), run Windows Update again (Now SP1 shows up), install Office SP1, Reboot, Run Windows Update (more updated now show), Install more updates (no reboot required), Run windows update (Now SP2 shows up), Install Office SP2, Reboot, Run Windows Update (MORE updates show up), Install final set of updates (no reboot required).

So after 5 runs of Windows Update and 2 reboots it's FINALLY up to date. I mean seriously, couldn't they just make Sp2 show up the first time and shouldn't it have all the prior updates built in. It should have just been: Install Office, Run Windows Update, Install latest SP, Reboot, Run Windows Update, Install patches since latest update (no reboot required). Just 2 runs of Windows Update and 1 reboot.

Didn't say there were issues. I installed Windows 7 SP1 also. The problem is really time and slower laptops. A roll-up update would be wonderful on laptops that are still sold with slow hard drives.

Asmodai said,

I just installed on a new box I built and didn't have any issues. I got the OEM Windows 7 Sp1 so I guess most of the updates were already there. Not sure what you're talking about.

W7 SP1 was released Feb 2011 so no, most of the updates certainly were NOT there.

Star-Pirate said,
I had to do a full reinstall of Windows 7, luckily my disc has SP1... but came to update 152 + updates and 4 restarts... We need a SP2!

I don't know what's up with my disk, maybe they put more updates on the OEM version??? but I did the install, ran windows update and got a lot of updates, reboot ONCE and it was done. There WERE a lot of updates but they all installed at once with a single reboot on my system (Unlike Office with multiple runs of Windows Update and multiple reboots).

Asmodai said,

I don't know what's up with my disk, maybe they put more updates on the OEM version??? but I did the install, ran windows update and got a lot of updates, reboot ONCE and it was done. There WERE a lot of updates but they all installed at once with a single reboot on my system (Unlike Office with multiple runs of Windows
Update and multiple reboots).

What I think it is you download an update then, when you restart there's updates for the update that have just been installed. Especially .NET, loads of updates for that... gave up counting them.

Star-Pirate said,

What I think it is you download an update then, when you restart there's updates for the update that have just been installed. Especially .NET, loads of updates for that... gave up counting them.


Maybe that's why I didn't have so many. I got the .Net updates as part of the Visual Studio install so I didn't have to get them via Windows Update.