Microsoft has released Release Preview of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 available for download from IE test drive website. This preview brings updated IE10 engine and Do Not Track support enabled by default to Windows 7 much to like in Windows 8. To install IE10 you must have Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 installed otherwise if you proceed with installation you get “Operating system is not supported” warning dialog.

Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 SP1 is now available

“With this release preview, Windows 7 customers receive all of the performance, security, and under-hood changes that enable a stellar Web experience” says IE blog post.

Internet Explorer 10 can only be installed on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher

Here is what’s new in IE10 Release Preview

  • IE10 is fast and fluid with improved hardware acceleration
  • Chakra JavaScript engine
  • Smart screen filer and tracking protection have been improved
  • built-in spell checker.

Internet Explorer 10 release Preview installed on Windows 7

System requirements for IE10 release Preview

Operating system

  • Windows 7 32-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
  • Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit

Memory

  • Windows 7 32-bit—512 MB
  • Windows 7 64-bit—512 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—512 MB

Offline installers for IE10 on Windows 7

IE10 RP for 32-bit [22.2 MB]

IE10 RP for 64-bit [42.7 MB]