Word Viewer with SharePoint 2010 and IE10 or IE11

We use Word Viewer and Excel Viewer for a majority of our users in environment since they only need read privileges to these files.

However, since upgrading our PCs to IE10 or IE11, Word Viewer and Excel Viewer do not open when a user is on our Sharepoint 2010 site. The program launches, but the file does not load. When loading files from the desktop or an external internet-based site, it loads fine.

There are a couple of technet articles out there regarding this issue but unfortunately there are no solutions.

Can anyone advise on how to get Word and Excel viewer to work properly on Sharepoint 2010?
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

FirstcomAuthor Commented:
It seems that Office Web Apps is the only solution for this issue.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SharePoint

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.