Internet Explorer 10 will not support Windows Vista

Microsoft has confirmed that the next version of its Internet Explorer browser will not run on any version of the company's operating system below Windows 7.When the company showed off the first IE10 platform preview on Tuesday, it said the early version of the browser would only run on Windows 7.

Microsoft has confirmed that the next version of its Internet Explorer browser will not run on any version of the company's operating system below Windows 7.

When the company showed off the first IE10 platform preview on Tuesday, it said the early version of the browser would only run on Windows 7. However, on Thursday the company confirmed that it would never allow Windows Vista support in IE10, much as it did not allow Windows XP support in IE9.

"Windows Vista customers have a great browsing experience with IE9, but in building IE10 we are focused on continuing to drive the kind of innovation that only happens when you take advantage of the ongoing improvements in modern operating systems and modern hardware," the company said in a statement.

Internet Explorer 10 will ship with Windows 8 in 2012, with improvements including new HTML 5 features and enhanced JavaScript support.

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