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System requirements and language support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)

Internet Explorer 11 is available for a number of systems and languages.

Minimum system requirements for IE11

IE11 is pre-installed on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and is listed here for reference. It's also supported on Windows 10, but isn't pre-installed. For more info about IE11 on Windows 10, see Browser: Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.


IE11 isn't supported on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

Some of the components in this table might also need additional system resources. Check the component's documentation for more information.

ItemMinimum requirements


1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

Operating system

Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8.1 Update (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows® 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) (64-bit only)


Windows 10 (32-bit)-1 GB

Windows 10 (64-bit)-2 GB

Windows 8.1 Update (32-bit)-1 GB

Windows 8.1 Update (64-bit)-2 GB

Windows Server 2012 R2-512 MB

Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)-512 MB

Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit only)-512 MB

Hard drive space

Windows 10 (32-bit)-16 GB

Windows 10 (64-bit)-20 GB

Windows 8.1 (32-bit)-16 GB

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)-20 GB

Windows Server 2012 R2-32 GB

Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit)-70 MB

Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)-120 MB

Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit only)-200 MB


CD-ROM drive (if installing from a CD-ROM)


Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors


Internet connection and a compatible pointing device


Support for .NET Framework

You might experience start up issues where IE11 fails to launch an application that uses managed browser hosting controls with your legacy apps. This is because, starting with Internet Explorer 10, the browser started blocking legacy apps from using the .NET Framework 1.1 and 2.0. To fix this problem, see .NET Framework problems with Internet Explorer 11.

Support for multiple languages

IE11 is available in 108 languages for Windows 8.1 and 97 languages for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). For the list of languages and download links, see Windows 8 Language Packs and Windows 7 Language Packs.

Computers running localized versions of Windows should run the same version of IE11. For example, if your employees use the Spanish edition of Windows, you should deploy the Spanish version of IE11. On the other hand, if your employees use multiple localized versions of Windows, like Spanish, French, and Catalan, you should install IE11 in one of the languages, and then install language packs for the others.



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