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How t find what version of windows explore i have on my windows laptop . How to upgrade to latest version that is out there. please advise
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Your on Windows 10?

You using Edge or IE?

Edge in upper left corner click on ....   then click on settings scroll to bottom

About this App  Microsoft Edge 20.10240.16384

For IE

Upper left corner click on Gear then About Internet Explorer

The latest version is IE 11

go here

Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
I assume you mean Internet Explorer?  Either tools, about, or help about from within the browser should give you the version.

Internet Explorer is updated as part of Windows update, so just keep updating the OS until no more updates show, you will then have the latest version of IE

If you tell us the version of windows you have, we can offer more specific advice.
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Oops don't remember my left and right today loll

Both i.e. And edge upper right corner not left

Sorry about that
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
explorer is your os version
internet explorer is via windows update optional update latest version is 11
Are you asking about Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer?  As David implied, Windows Explorer is a part of your version of Windows.  Windows Explorer IS the latest version for your version of Windows.   If you want a newer version of Windows Explorer, upgrade Windows.
Yashwant VishwakarmaSQL DBACommented:
If you are talking about windows explorer then it means you are talking about windows OS.
to find which version of window you are using simply follow below steps:
1. right click on my computer icon.
2. select properties it will show you the current OS version.

Windows OS version detail
If you are talking about internet explorer then follow below links, everything is explained here how to get the version information and how to update it:

which version of internet explorer i am using:

how to update internet explorer:

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gudii9Author Commented:
explorer is your os version

i mean internet explorer.
I have windows 7 ultimate operating system on my laptop. That means i have IE 7 by default?
 But some sites are not opening giving error. Whereas same sites work on other laptop IE which has same OS and IE explorer. I wonder why?

I am getting prompts to upgrade to windows 10 OS for free but i am hesitant as that might mess up all my java environment and application servers and all.

How to upgrade to latest IE version say 11. Any detailed link with step by step instructions on it. Do i need to uninstall old IE7 and download new IE11 and then install?
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
I gave you a link on how to get the latest ie

See my earlier post
Yashwant VishwakarmaSQL DBACommented:
Just follow the link

how to update internet explorer:
gudii9Author Commented:
sure. Only difference between my two laptops is one is 32 bit which does not work with all sites.
Other laptop is 64 bit windows OS which works with all the sites. Not sure how number of bits effect IE browser?
Yashwant VishwakarmaSQL DBACommented:
is any error displayed on web page on 32 bit OS when you opened IE.
can you paste the screenshot of that.
I never experience that this is due to OS bits.
Yashwant VishwakarmaSQL DBACommented:
Hi Gudii9

you can try below link to set IE as default in control panel from set default programs items.

hope this will resolve your issue
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I believe Windows 7 came with IE 8 and is now up to IE 11 (current)
gudii9Author Commented:
how to update internet explorer:
i am following above link
i do not see below option

select "Tools." It's the second option from the top right of the browser toolbar.

my laptop originally has winsows vista i think then i upgraded to windows 7 ultimate. may be that is isssue my windows explorer tool bar like File, Tools etc missing.
Please advise
Yashwant VishwakarmaSQL DBACommented:
The most easiest way is to download latest version of IE and install on your PC. Below is the link to download IE:
Yashwant VishwakarmaSQL DBACommented:
For downloading IE latest version you can click also on below link:
gudii9Author Commented:
i will try and let you know
gudii9Author Commented:
For downloading IE latest version you can click also on below link:

getting attached error
pleas advise
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Your computer has i.e. 11 installed

If you go into control panel
Then uninstall programs
Then select
Turn Windows features on or off

This will list the ie version you have installed

Let us know
Yashwant VishwakarmaSQL DBACommented:
Hi Gudii9,
It means you have an updated version of IE installed on your laptop as Thomas Grassi also saying this.

Only difference between my two laptops is one is 32 bit which does not work with all sites.
Other laptop is 64 bit windows OS which works with all the sites. Not sure how number of bits effect IE browser?
Now if above issue still persist you can try with below link
By this you can set IE as default in control panel from set default programs items. Hoping that this will resolve your issue.

Have a great day ahead :)
You mention that "File, Tools, etc. is missing".  That should be straightforward to fix.  Right-click on the second line (the one below the top one with the - and X) of the IE window in a blank area.  You should see a menu that has "Menu Bar" as the first choice.  Click on it to select it and you should see the missing menu.

What are the specific errors that you are getting that is prompting all of this?
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