Windows 7 Professional (64-bit). Problem and fix reproduced on multiple computers.
As part of our testing of IE11 deployment, we have noticed that apparently, Internet Explorer 11 browser is not properly recognized and Microsoft Update cannot be enabled through the link in Control Panel.
To reproduce: perform fresh Win 7 install. Go to Windows Updates in control panel and install only IE11. After a reboot go again to Windows Updates and try to enable Microsoft Update.
The link in control panel Windows Updates takes you to
When the site loads, it misdetects IE11 for prior version of IE (I think 5?) and does not proceed to offer the upgrade but directs you to use the link in Control Panel saying we already have Windows Update. I think it presumes the old version of IE that the site detects means we are using an older OS.
Adding microsoft.com to the compatibility list of IE11 allows the upgrade from Windows Update to Microsoft Update to proceed as expected.
Was not sure what is the proper way to report this so I am asking it as a question.