First Look – Magento with Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10

created March 2, 2012, last updated March 2, 2012.

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A first look at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (running on my Mac) reveals a complete redesign of the Windows GUI introducing a more “tablet” style design with the Window Metro interface becoming a new Home launchpad for apps and other tools.

But what about Magento, will customers running Internet Explorer 10 which is bundled with Windows 8 be able to access your Magento store?

My first test with Magento 1.6.2 looked good until it came to the checkout and a problem completing the one page checkout process was apparent whereby I could not progress through the steps required to complete checkout.

The fix was to ensure the compatibility meta tag was present, the same fix for Internet Explorer 9 problems.

After implementing the tag in my head.phtml template file I refreshed the page and was able to complete checkout and place an order in my demo store.

Magento 1.6.2 running in the Windows 8 Internet Explorer 10 Metro App
Magento 1.6.2 running in the Windows 8 Internet Explorer 10 Metro App

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