Prerequisites for installing Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 7 SP1

Summary

When you install Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2012, the installer program tries to automatically install prerequisite updates. If this part of the installation fails, Internet Explorer stops the installation process. In this situation, try one of the following methods to resolve your problem.

Method 1: Make sure there's no update in progress or system restart pending

Internet Explorer 10 cannot automatically install prerequisite updates if any update installation is in progress or if a system restart is pending. To check whether you have an ongoing update installation or a pending restart, follow these steps:
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security.
  3. Click Windows Update.
  4. If an update installation is in progress, let that installation finish. If all updates are installed but a system restart is pending, restart your computer.
Then, reinstall Internet Explorer 10. If the installation process still doesn't work, try Method 2.

Method 2: Manually install the prerequisite updates

Tip The following updates may require a system restart after installation. However, you can safely ignore individual restart requests and just restart the system after all the updates are installed.

KB numberTitleDownload link
2729094 An update for the Segoe UI symbol font in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 is availableDownload Download the x86 packageDownload Download the x64 package
2731771 An update that provides new APIs for conversion between local time and UTC in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 is availableDownload Download the x86 packageDownload Download the x64 package
2533623 Microsoft Security Advisory: Insecure library loading could allow remote code executionDownload Download the x86 packageDownload Download the x64 package
2670838 A platform update is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1Download Download the x86 packageDownload Download the x64 package
2786081 Internet Explorer 10 does not save credentials for a website after you log off from or restart a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1Download Download the x86 packageDownload Download the x64 package
Note If update 2670838 is uninstalled, Internet Explorer 10 will also be automatically uninstalled.

If you still can't install Internet Explorer 10, see Can't install Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

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Article ID: 2818833 - Last Review: Dec 8, 2015 - Revision: 1

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