IE10 now available for Windows 7Last month, we predicted that Internet Explorer 10 would finally be fully available for Windows 7 users towards the end of February.

Today, Microsoft have announced that Internet Explorer 10 is now out of “Preview” and fully available for Windows 7.

According to Microsoft, when compared to IE9, IE10 is “20% faster for real world Web sites” and has a “60% increase in supported modern Web standards

If you’re a MIDAS user who uses Internet Explorer, please update your browser to IE10 in order to have the best possible experience when using our web-based room scheduling software.

If you’ve already been using the “Release Preview” of IE 10, simply visit in your IE10 “Release Preview”, and you’ll be prompted to update.

To download IE10 in other languages, go to

IE10 Release To Manufacturing (RTM)

Internet Explorer 10 should be rolled out to Windows 7 users via Windows Update over the coming weeks, however, we’ve noticed that the “About” box of today’s IE10 release (pictured left) contains letters “RTM” next to the “Update Versions”. “RTM” stands for “Release To Manufacturing”, a term used to relate to software that’s made available to computer builders/manufactures before it’s actually fully released to the public.

Take Windows operating systems for example; “Windows 7 RTM” was made available to manufacturers months before Windows 7 actually became available to consumers, to allow manufacturers to have devices ready for the day of the actual launch of Windows 7. “RTM” editions of Microsoft software are generally not available directly to the wider public, which makes today’s IE10 release rather unusual! …and it also makes it unlikely that IE 10.0.9200.16521 (Today’s build) will be the same build that ends up being delivered through Windows Update.

…but perhaps the presence of “RTM” in the About dialog is just a small oversight on Microsoft’s part – it does still say “© 2012” on the dialog after all, despite it being 2013!

UPDATE: IE10 is now available for Windows 7 through Windows Update, however, although it’s classed as an “Important” update, it is not selected by default! So if you have your Windows Update settings to “Install Important Updates Automatically”, this won’t currently also install IE10 – you will need to manually check for updates, and “tick” the box next to the “Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7” update in order to install