Should I update to IE11 even though I don't use it?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Espionage724, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

    Nov 7, 2009
    #1 Espionage724, Nov 20, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2014
    On Windows 7, I think IE8 is installed. If it remains installed when you run Windows Update, it'll let you download a newer version of it. If IE isn't installed at the time though, it won't show the update.

    Simplix Update Pack also has a /IE11 switch for installing IE11, but by default it isn't installed.

    I don't use IE for browsing. Is it a good idea to update it anyway? Or should I keep it at whatever version it comes as? Does updating IE cause any issues or give any kind of benefit if I don't plan on using it directly for browsing?

    From my understanding, certain programs can use core IE files (Xfire used to do this a few years ago). Updating IE did affect Xfire if I recall right, even after removing IE later.
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

    Feb 19, 2011
    #2 abbodi1406, Nov 20, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2014
    IE is not just a browse, it represent Windows Internet Platform Components that are required by system itself

    as for updating to IE11, it's recommended i guess
    scripting engine is updated with it :biggrin:
  3. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    I seldom use Internet Explorer and then only when a specific website requires it to function properly. There are some that aren't fully Firefox friendly.

    The problem I had with IE11 was it truncated Outlook 2003 emails. Had something to do with the default email editor. If I used Word 2003 as the editor, no message truncating. But that made Outlook a bit clunky. So on my business machine that uses Office 2003 quite happily, I reverted to IE10.

    On those machines that use Office 2010, or some other suite, I upgraded to IE11 without problem.

    I actually think upgrading to IE11 is a good idea based on exactly what abbodi1406 says. IE is an integral part of the OS.
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  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

    Jul 14, 2013
    abbodi1406 > trusted 1000%
    then /IE11 switch to install/integrate :D