System Requirements and Language Support

You must carefully plan your deployment processes and strategies to successfully install Internet Explorer 10. This section contains information about how to evaluate and plan your deployment, including the system requirements and multilanguage support, which provides information about supported operating systems, system requirements, and the supported languages.

System requirements for Internet Explorer 10

The following table lists the minimum requirements your computer needs to run Internet Explorer 10. Some components may require additional system resources that are not listed.


Internet Explorer 10 is pre-installed on Windows® 8 and Windows Server 2012 and is listed in this section for reference purposes only.

Item Minimum requirements


Computer with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

Operating system

Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

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

Windows Server 2012

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


Windows 8 (32-bit)-1 gigabyte (GB)

Windows 8 (64-bit)-2 GB

Windows Server 2012-512 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 8 (32-bit)-16 GB

Windows 8 (64-bit)-20 GB

Windows Server 2012-32 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 installation is 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

Multiple language support

As part of your planning, you should identify requirements for multiple languages in your organization. Multilanguage support in Internet Explorer 10 is available through language packs and language interface packs (LIPs).


LIPs are not available for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and not all 64-bit localized versions are available for Windows Server 2008. For more information about multilanguage support, see Available Language Packs.

Supported languages

Internet Explorer 10 is currently available in 108 languages on Windows 8 and 97 languages on Windows 7 SP1. For specific languages, see Windows 8/Windows RT Language Packs and Windows 7 Language Packs.

Additional considerations for a multilingual deployment

Internet Explorer 10 supports multilingual deployments with language packs. If your users' computers are all using a localized version of Windows, you should deploy the same version of Internet Explorer 10. For example, if they are using the Spanish language edition of Windows, you should deploy the localized Spanish version of Internet Explorer 10.

Alternatively, in multilingual environments, your users may have more than one Windows UI language installed. For example, let’s suppose users have Spanish, French, German, and Catalan Windows UI languages installed on their computers. In this case, you should install Internet Explorer 10 in one of these languages, and then install language packs for the other three. You could install the localized French Internet Explorer 10 package, for example, and then install the Spanish, German, and Catalan language packs.

Additional references

For more information about Internet Explorer 10, see Internet Explorer 10 home page.

See Also


Preparing and Installing Internet Explorer 10
Creating Custom Versions by Operating System or Language