Frequently Asked Questions for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)

  1. What’s new in IE11?

    Please visit the following website for details.

  2. Why can’t I install IE11 on Windows Vista?

    IE11 will run only on Windows 7 Service Pack1 (SP1), Windows 8 or later.

  3. Two versions of IE can be found in Windows 8.1. What are the differences between them?

    The two versions are the Internet Explorer tile and Internet Explorer for the desktop. The former is the browser for touch-first, immersive experiences while the latter provides a traditional window and tab management experience.
    (“Immersive” means providing information or stimulation for a number of senses, not only sight and sound.)

  4. Can I replace Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 with an earlier version?

    No. Windows 8.1 doesn't support any of the previous versions of Internet Explorer.

  5. Can IE11 coexist on a PC with earlier versions of IE?

    No. Only one version of IE can be run on a PC.

  6. Should I install the 32-bit or 64-bit version?

    You should install the version that matches your version of Windows. If you are running 64-bit Windows, use the 64-bit installer. If you are running 32-bit Windows, use the 32-bit installer.

  7. How can I add a site to the Compatibility View list in IE11?

    - To add a site to the compatibility view list:
    • Click Compatibility View Settings in Toolstools button of IE11
    • Under Add this website:, enter the URL of the site you want to add to the list, and then click Add

    • Compatibility View Settings

  8. What is the multi-language support in IE11?

    IE11 provides multi-language support in two forms:

    • Localized versions of IE11
      If you are using a localized version of Windows, you should deploy the same version of IE11. For example, if you are using the Traditional Chinese language edition of Windows, you should deploy the localized Traditional Chinese version of IE11.
    • Multilingual installations made possible by language packs (LPs) of Internet Explorer.