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Internet Explorer 11

Get Internet Explorer 11, the touch-optimized browser built for Windows 8.1 or try Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

Earlier versions of IE

Get earlier versions of IE (versions 6, 7 and 8) for testing purposes from within the virtual machines at modern.IE. They are also available for MSDN subscribers.

Tools and resources

F12 Developer Tools

F12 developer tools is a suite of on-demand tools that is built into every installation of Windows Internet Explorer.


modern.IE provides a new set of tools to help you support modern and older versions of Internet Explorer.

Compat Inspector

Compat Inspector is a JavaScript-based testing tool that can quickly identify if Internet Explorer platform changes affect your site.

Virtual Machines

Download a Virtual Machine. For Mac, Linux, or Windows. Test versions of IE using Virtual Machines that you download and manage in your own development environment.

Platform status updates

Get the latest position on the IE team's work to bring new standards into the platform.

Access IE preview builds remotely

Use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop technology via the Azure RemoteApp service to get access to the latest builds of IE on the Windows 10 Tech Preview for free.

Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web

Core tools for creating compelling, innovative web applications and services.