How to bring back modern IE in Windows 10 Technical Preview

Modern IE enabled in Windows 10 Technical Preview

Many of you are already downloading and installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview and test driving the features. However, you might have noticed that the modern version of Internet Explorer is nowhere to be found.

Though, you may use another web browser for your daily internet fix, the modern version of IE is the best experience to browse the net on tablets and other devices with touch, as such if you miss the touch first version of the most popular web browser, you can get it with a little help of a Powershell script.

The script was created by @adamUCF, you can download it here. Once you download it, change the file extension to .ps1, right-click and open it with Powershell. Also don’t forget to set IE as your default web browser, for everything to work.

It’s worth noting that this procedure isn’t documented or supported by Microsoft, and it’s not the most appropriate way to bring back the modern version of Internet Explorer. However, it works, and you’ll be happy you did, if for example, you are running Windows 10 in your Surface Pro 3.

SEE ALSO: How to safely test drive Windows 10 Technical Preview

If it works or it doesn’t, share your experience in the comments.

Update: It seems that you have to run the script every time you want to open the modern version of Internet Explorer 11, as such keep the .ps1 file close to you, perhaps in the desktop.

Source @adamUCF

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.