When I installed Windows 8 Professional Edition I noticed that Internet Explorer 10 was missing. I tried to find some source to acquire the installer but none of the sites are providing it. One of my colleagues upgraded recently and he got the new Internet Explorer after his installation was completed. So is there a way to acquire the installer?
I should have mentioned that I was talking about the Metro version.
If you're looking for the "Metro" version it may not be there because you have another browser set as the default browser. If Internet Explorer is not your default browser then the IE10 Metro app is not available. It should still be available on the desktop, though.
You can search for "Default prgrams" and make IE the default browser and the Metro IE app should magically appear.
Check to see if it is disabled, Open Control Panel (icon view)
Click "Programs and Features", when it opens click "turn windows features on or off" on the left side
A small window will open and populate a list, be sure Internet Explorer 10 is ticked, if not ticked, tick it and hit ok.
If this does not make IE10 available, go to the desktop and do a Win + E
Note: While you are at the desktop is there an IE icon on the taskbar?
this will open a file browser, now navigate to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer
does the folder exist? is there a "iexplore".exe in there?
if there is you can drag a shortcut to the desktop and use that temporarily, IE on the start screen may take some more doing to get it functional.
I installed the release preview of Windows 8, which comes with Internet Explorer 10.
IE10 has been endowed with a spell checking Feature, which is active while I write this text.
As a matter of principle, I disable spell checking anywhere I go. I simply hate spell checking. I know better than the spell checker. (And when not it doesn't matter.)
This is all the more annoying as I write in several languages and the spell checker only does one language (German, in this case), and then even in the new and wrong spelling, not in the old an true one. How can I disable this?
The proper solution is to disable spell checking (Rechtschreibprüfung) in the System Settings (Systemsteuerung) going via the new Metro Settings and clicking on "Allgemein". In English, that pane appears to be labeled "General". See screenshot below.
Note about old and new spelling in German: Wer die Prüfung behalten möchte, aber die alte Rechtschreibung lieber mag, der kann dies in folgendem Pfad in der klassischen Systemsteuerung einstellen:
Systemsteuerung\Zeit, Sprache und Region\Sprache\Sprachoptionen
To disable spelling correction in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7:
Go to Tools → Manage add-ons
Under Spelling Correction, uncheck "Enable spelling correction"
Windows 8 has a system level spell checker. The only way to disable it is to kill the process.
Without changing system files again, a third-party program that did the job for me is WinSpell: http://www.winspell.com/home
All official and standard and normal ways of disabling spell correction did not work. (But it seems many people do not understand what I just wrote here.) And I did not feel like messing around with system files again as these are circuitous to edit.