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Internet Explorer

Supported Product

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 SP1 on November 7th, 2013. 

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 SP1 is similar in rendering, interface, and compatibility to the version of Internet Explorer 11 that released with Windows 8.1 on October 18th, 2013, but does not share the same codebase.

Information Systems & Computing (ISC) strongly suggests that support providers block the Automatic Update of Internet Explorer 11 if they have clients using BEN Financials, Oracle EPM/Hyperion, OASIS, Business Objects/Webi, or Health System applications. Instructions and the blocking tool can be found here.

Support providers who do not run these specific applications also may wish to use this tool to prevent the Automatic Update to Internet Explorer 11, at least until specific applications used in their Schools, Centers, or departments are validated.

Important note: For more information on the specific desktop environment requirements for systems such as BEN Financials, the University's budget planning applications (Oracle EPM/Hyperion), and Webi/Business Objects, please see the Desktop Requirements for Administrative Systems Users article.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer is among several web browsers in use on campus for Windows.

Windows 8 compatibility

Both versions of Internet Explorer 10 (Modern/tiled and classic) are integrated and compatible with Windows 8.

Both versions of Internet Explorer 11 (Modern/tiled and classic) are integrated and compatible with Windows 8.1.

Windows 10 compatability

Internet Explorer 11 functions as expected with the release version of Windows 10.


No further configuration is necessary.


Configuring your web browser to allow pop-up windows

Related resources

Microsoft's Internet Explorer web site