Microsoft debuted the official release preview version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 last week, but plenty of users have already reported a sluggish performance that affects their browsing experience.
The company today unveiled the system requirements for the browser, confirming that at least 512 MB of RAM are needed to run the new iteration.
Many of our users have actually said that Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Release Preview is even slower than Internet Explorer 9 and all the other browsers, but it seems like the app has many more bugs.
For example, once installed and launched, Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 breaks down the Aero interface and there seems to be no workaround for the issue at this point.
As for the final build of the app, Microsoft is yet to disclose the moment when it will release it, but sources close to the matter have previously hinted that IE10 on Windows 7 is likely to arrive either in late 2012 or in early 2013.
Here are all Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 system requirements, as they have been provided by Microsoft. If you wish to download the preview version of the browser, you can also find it on Softpedia.
Computer with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
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
Windows 7 32-bit — 512 MB
Windows 7 64-bit — 512 MB
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit — 512 MB
Hard drive space
Windows 7 32-bit — 70 MB
Windows 7 64-bit — 120 MB
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit — 200 MB
CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
Modem or Internet connection
Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device