sorry but what do you mean by " The newest version of IE can't even be run on Windows 7. "
what version is that ? I am running a build of IE10 on windows 7 right now. it is a preview build and the final is coming. works fine for almost all sites I go to. the problem ones are the ones that for example refuse to see that this is IE10 and not IE 6 /7/8.
I'm not going to run a Release Preview on my daily use machine. So when I'm user running Win7, I caan't have IE10 installed yet.
Btw, the official release date of "IE10 update for Win7" is not known yet. Anyone heard an announcement?