Awesome: Hack: Internet Explorer 9 to use the rendering engine of IE10 Platform Preview 1

A cool tutorial by Microsoft Germany on how to make Internet Explorer 10 your “everyday” browser by getting Internet Explorer 9 to use the rendering engine of IE10 Platform Preview 1.

On Windows 7 x86 (32-bit):

md "%UserProfile%DesktopIE10_PP1"
md "%UserProfile%DesktopIE10_PP1iexplore.exe.local"
xcopy "%ProgramFiles%Internet Exploreriexplore.exe" "%UserProfile%DesktopIE10_PP1"
xcopy "%ProgramFiles%Internet Explorer Platform Previewiepreview.exe.local*.*" "%UserProfile%DesktopIE10_PP1iexplore.exe.local"

On Windows 7 x64 (64-bit):

md "%UserProfile%DesktopIE10_PP1"
md "%UserProfile%DesktopIE10_PP1iexplore.exe.local"
xcopy "%ProgramFiles(x86)%Internet Exploreriexplore.exe" "%UserProfile%DesktopIE10_PP1"
xcopy "%ProgramFiles(x86)%Internet Explorer Platform Previewiepreview.exe.local*.*" "%UserProfile%DesktopIE10_PP1iexplore.exe.local"

Now make sure there are no running Internet Explorer processes on your machine and run the newly copied "%UserProfile%DesktopIE10_PP1iexplore.exe".

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Check your user agent on http://www.useragentstring.com/, it should read MSIE 10.0. And it also looks like the developer tools are working nicely as well:

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Disclaimer: This is a hack, not a recommendation by Microsoft. Try at your own risk :)

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