How to enable the new rendering engine in Internet Explorer 11 of Windows 10 build 9879 or 9901 for better compatibility


Microsoft is reported working to launch a new version of browser in Windows 10 which would work very much like the Firefox and Chrome with the same user experience as Internet Explorer. New browser named Spartan would be launched with Windows 10 but, the bits of Spartan can already be found in early builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview.


The build 9879 and leaked 9901 of Windows 10 Technical Preview includes new rendering engine for Internet Explorer which loads the websites in compatibility mode depending on the flags by website.

The rendering engine automatically determines whether the website being opened needs to be loaded in compatibility mode or new version can be used. This enables users to open old websites without compatibility of new browsers easily.

Enabling new rendering engine in very easy in Windows 10 and takes few seconds but, it will let you load websites in compatibility.

Simply follow the instructions below and you will be able to enable new rendering engine of Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10 easily.

Note: It is to be noted that this new rendering engine is present in Internet Explorer 11 of Windows 10 whereas, the Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 doesn’t have this option.


  • First of all, open Internet Explorer on desktop. Once opened, type the following the address bar and press enter.


  • Your Experimental feature page will open. Here select ‘Enabled’ under ‘Enable Experimental Web Platform Features’. Press ‘Apply Changes’ button on bottom.
  • Now, restart your Internet Explorer and open up any website and it will load in best compatibility settings.
  • That’s all! Enjoy better compatibility for websites whether they are old or new ones.

Here is a quick video showing the same process.


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Via: Mcakins


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