In a blog post, Microsoft said that the preview version of IE 10 for Windows 7 will be made available mid-November and that the final version will follow once enough developer and customer feedback have been collected. “We will release a preview of IE10 on Windows 7 in mid-November, with final availability to follow as we collect developer and customer feedback”, notes Rob Mauceri, Group Program Manager, Internet Explore at Microsoft in the blog post.

Windows 8 is just around the corner and Microsoft would have been focusing on IE 10 for its latest operating system. Up until now Microsoft never really said anything about Internet Explorer 10 and its availability for older operating systems till now. Announced by Microsoft back in April 2011, the latest version of its browser took one and a half year to appear on Windows 7. The release is going to be a preview version and with no specific date on board, the release is still vague.

Microsoft has said that the new browser for Windows 7 will be based on the “same standards based platform for developers to target as IE10 on Windows 8.” Another thing worth noting is that IE 10 will not be available for Vista and XP.