Microsoft Internet Explorer v9 for Windows 7 (32-bit) 9.00.8112.16421 Fileforum Pick

3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 (71 votes)

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Windows 7 / Freeware / 22,909 downloads

Internet Explorer has been designed to make everyday tasks easier, provide dynamic security protection and improve the development platform and manageability. End user improvements include a streamlined interface, tabbed browsing, printing advances, improved search functionality, instant feeds (RSS), dynamic security protection, and more.

Internet Explorer provides improved navigation through tabbed browsing, web search right from the toolbar, advanced printing, easy discovery, reading and subscription to RSS feeds, and much more. It also provides security through a robust new architecture, security features that help defend against malicious software, and new ways to better protect against the theft of personal data from fraudulent websites. It has improved support for cascading style sheets, a rich RSS feeds platform, and robust tools for deploying and managing Internet Explorer 7 in large enterprise environments.

Windows Internet Explorer 9 delivers web sites and applications that look and perform like native PC applications through the power of Windows.

Reviews of Microsoft Internet Explorer v9 for Windows 7 (32-bit)

  1. 1 out of 5 stars
    felichka

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (May 6, 2011)

    After upgrading to IE 9 I lost all my bookmarks, thank you microsoft, good job, I will never use it again.

  2. 2 out of 5 stars
    PaulWilliams

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 29, 2011)

    Its faster and a definite improvement over Internet Explorer 8, but I hate the new GUI. It does earn a 95/100 on ACID3, but its still my least favorite browser. The fact that its only for Windows Vista/7 is the reason I'm rating it so low.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars
    Alpha258

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 22, 2011)

    Slower than both Firefox 4 and Chrome 10 and still has the worst compatibility with standards. Also has lowest score in Acid3 test! :(

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    Umapathy

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 16, 2011)

    Thanks for the longly awiated updated of internet exploer. I hope at some point they will release a light verion for windows xp with all the security updates. I also hope they will not take another 10 years to release internet explorer 10.

    Between the artcile shouldn't read as "Internet Explorer 7 in " before the last para, I hope that shouldbe "Windows 7 in"

  5. 1 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 16, 2011)

    I have never in 15+ years of using the net ever seen such a monstrosity of an interface. Words fail me to convey how much I hate IE9.

    IMHO it is the worst browser ever created on Earth or any other planet ever. It is fast but that is it's one & only virtue.

    I installed this release to see if I was just having a bad day the last time I reviewed it, it's still dreadful, imaged back to yesterday, I can't see me bothering again.

  6. 5 out of 5 stars
    Lsavagejt

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 15, 2011)

    The best IE ever!

  7. 2 out of 5 stars
    mytake4this

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 15, 2011)

    It lacks some user friendly features / add-ons, like AdBlocker, double click on tab to close, remembering the individual website choice for resizing, simple and quick reminder app as an add-on, Yahoo mail alert add-on, and the list goes on for missing great extensions or built-in features. Also noticed ie9 is more compact, but Chrome and FF4 take it one step more down the road in that they use the Title Bar on top as a Tabs Bar, thus no wasted space.

    Chrome is cleaner, and shall we say cooler looking, while being the most user friendly an app can be. Chrome, Firefox4, and Opera are still ahead of Internet Explorer. Microsoft adding speed to ie9 is a good thing. I am sure it has some valued points to its credit. For my everyday use, Chrome or Firefox is by far easier to live with - use. This rendition is worth a rating in the two to three stars range, so I have given it both ;) - different articles.

  8. 4 out of 5 stars
    Banquo

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 15, 2011)

    Very fast, nice clean interface. Between this and Chrome it's time Firefox headed to the retirement home. Personally this is now my main browser.

  9. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 15, 2011)

    The slide continues. Just terrible. Every since IE 6, its been getting worse and worse. You cant cust. this horror at all. No add on's of substance. I like to add buttons and move my toolbars around, good luck doing that here. Time to put this puppy to rest..

  10. 1 out of 5 stars
    Nightside

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 15, 2011)

    The gui is just awful. Impossible to customize. Whoever has been designing the ie interface since 7 should be smacked across the face on sight. Deplorable piece of trash.

  11. 3 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Mar 15, 2011)

    Good browser but not as good as Firefox and Chrome

  12. 1 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 14, 2011)

    IMHO it's dreadful, really dreadful. Once again setting are hidden away as before, there is little you can change or customise.

    The UI is the worst I've ever seen. The thing looks like it was designed by a committee & then on release day put the bits together.

    I was shocked that once again MS have no idea why they are losing market share. I imaged back & it won't be going on again. I only use IE for Windows Update anyway. It is fast but that's it's only good point.

    No points!

  13. 3 out of 5 stars
    Bonobi

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 11, 2011)

    It's pretty fast and definitely a big improvement from IE8, but some things are still left behind so far. Like I'm not sure what the cause is, but some sites still can't recognize what version it is; always says it's IE7.

    Then you have this very long issue of .gifs not running at the proper speed. This is the first browser created as far as I know, and a small issue like that shouldn't still be around, should it? If that's still like that in the final release, it will be beyond belief, since there is a team of specialists that are working specifically on this browser.

    Another issue is that a few other sites with javascript don't display all of the graphics like the other browsers, then you have the Quicktime add-on that doesn't always load the specific graphic.

  14. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 11, 2011)

    The other browsers out in use have nothing to worry about as far as a IE comeback. Its just terrible. Too many things to wrong with this to even list. Just stay away from this.

  15. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zee333

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 11, 2011)

    @cltx99

    Stop lying. If you did your research you would find out, that at the time of my posting IE9 is currently the FASTEST BROWSER available at the moment, faster than Chrome, Safari, Opera and Firefox. FACT. Do your research yourself if you don't believe me. This is a fantastic browser, after switching to Chrome some time ago, IE is back. Im back to using IE again.

  16. 2 out of 5 stars
    cltx99

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 11, 2011)

    Don't know why I installed it. I never use IE anyway. To me it´s confusing and not very intuitive. Truly it can't compare to Chrome or FF for speed or ease of use. I'm baffled that this browser has such a great share of the market. I'll just keep it in mothballs.

  17. 1 out of 5 stars
    Bladeforce

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 10, 2011)

    Steer clear, there's nothing new if you use Opera or FF here. Same old constant crashes, i know it's beta but come on i've seen better alphas than this

  18. 1 out of 5 stars
    borisf98

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 10, 2011)

    What happened to limited OS integration? Why IE9 RC incstallation requires disabling every program running on my computer?

  19. 5 out of 5 stars
    BodilessSolutions

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Dec 12, 2010)

    For beta rocks!!

  20. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuzzyWoozy

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 21, 2010)

    Gadgets issues: confirmed, on my computer it breaks the clock gadget (I'm using several for various timezones).

    This is certainly an improvement versus IE8 but it not at all so revolutionary that Microsoft tries to convince us:
    - 2/3D acceleration: already present on Chrome for a long time, and on FF starting with version 4.0
    - new download manager: it looks similar to what Opera and FF had it from beginning.
    - HTML5: Chrome and FF already implemented (glad so many browsers took proactive actions on this, although HTML5 is not yet released officially).
    - Address bar inline with tab bar: that's something new! who could possible use more than, let's say, 5 tabs... :(
    - ACID3 test: 95/100, good start Microsoft and I'm not ironic here.
    - redesign of IE Options: NOT, still uses the old gui... time to move on to the new era.

    Now regarding the advertizing slogan "Time to experience the internet like never before"... well, we are already experience it with other browsers for some time now.

    Seriously now, this is a worthy effort, usable and fresh. 4.8/5

  21. 3 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 17, 2010)

    WARNING: compatibility problems galore.

    Among the other things listed below, the IE9 update also apparently alters the way the Windows Sidebar gadgets are rendered, breaking some of the most popular gadgets completely (like All CPU Meter). This has been widely reported, now.

    It's a beta, so this kind of thing is almost expected, just be aware that IE9 still has MAJOR compatibility problems and apparently includes undocumented (and also unfinished) alterations to other Windows functions.

    The browser itself is alright. Not great, but alright. Certainly an improvement.

  22. 3 out of 5 stars
    Anthoncon

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 16, 2010)

    The continuing deficiency of IE is the absence of plug-ins to block e.g. ads and Flash. Both Chrome and Firefox have adblockers. MS should build in to internet options such plug-ins. And why omit the menu toolbar without having the option to include. Yes IE9 is quicker but I'll still use Firefoxx as my main browser.

  23. 2 out of 5 stars
    Big Bopper

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 16, 2010)

    I agree with the comment that it's definitely slow to start and a little buggy. I'm already in the process of uninstalling it from my primary machine as IE9 doesn't play nice with a KVM environment. I'll try it on one that doesn't rely on a KVM.

  24. 4 out of 5 stars
    jakartatech

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 16, 2010)

    @CyberDoc999 On which planet your living?

  25. 2 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 16, 2010)

    It is not fast
    it is buggy and crashes a lot
    the people below must work for MS
    I hate omnibar.

  26. 4 out of 5 stars
    Angry CPU

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 15, 2010)

    Quick, light and simple to work with. If you don't like ads, just use a Hosts file.

  27. 4 out of 5 stars
    djb247365

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 15, 2010)

    I agree, IE9 needs an AdBlock Plus extension badly. If they can make that happen, I would be thrilled and use IE9 a heck of a lot more. Other than that, I'm impressed. Has a nice look and the speed is good too. Doesn't look bulky or perform slow like previous version. With a littler bit more work and the right extensions created, IE9 could be a powerhouse. Overall, I'm really liking IE9. Thank you Microsoft. You're getting it right!

  28. 4 out of 5 stars
    borisf98

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 15, 2010)

    Pros:
    Much faster than IE 8.0 or Firefox 3.6.
    Blocks some flash ads by default.
    Font rendering is excellent.

    Cons:
    No adblocking plugins. Lack of any valuable extensions.
    Installation takes a while.
    User Interface in beautiful but too minimalistic.
    I hate omnibar. Did they do it to prevent users from using other search engines but Bing?

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