Microsoft Internet Explorer v9 for Windows 7 (64-bit) 9.00.8112.16421 Fileforum Pick

3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 (39 votes)


Windows 7 / Freeware / 7,552 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 (64-bit)

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Apr 8, 2011)

    Explorer 9 is way better than explorer 8. If you install it, you will not be sorry.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Apr 7, 2011)

    At first I was happy with IE9, but now after having used it for a while after its official release, this thing is as buggy as can be. Its dang annoyingly buggy. I can't belive they released this as a final product.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.00.8112.16421 (Apr 4, 2011)

    My apologies to Microsoft. This is a vast improvement over the prevous version. I'm going to use this as my default browser. Since i'm lauching from an SSD, I don't concern myself with speed.

  4. 2 out of 5 stars

    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.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars

    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! :(

  6. 1 out of 5 stars

    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.

  7. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 18, 2011)

    A lot of things happened when I installed this, most of them not good. In Microsoft speak RC must mean alpha.

  8. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 11, 2011)

    Not a huge IE fan, but this is indeed the best version they've come out with.

  9. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.00.8080.16413 RC (Feb 11, 2011)

    A great improvement over the beta, which seemed to crash and crash, and then crash again. The Release Candidate does seem to be ready for release ... very stable, very fast, and very, very usable. Assuming that MS has designed it to be as safe as IE8, which has been shown to be the safest browser (contrary to many Firefox fanboys beliefs), this is certainly MS's best browser yet. If I have one complaint ... it looks too much like Chrome.

  10. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 16, 2010)

    Working well so far. For a beta this is good. I think they have a lot to do before prime release. As for the toolbars, I had no problem putting more than one on the same line and them staying there.

    A few sites including fileforum don't fully display correctly in IE9, but then that is probably not down to MS, that comes down most likely to bad coding on the site.
    Fortunatly a lot of web devs have made site cross browser compatiable for a few years now, now it's really time the others do.

  11. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 15, 2010)

    MUCH better and faster then IE 8. So far, I'm liking it. Time will tell!

  12. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 15, 2010)

    I uninstalled IE9 immediately after installing this not-ready for prime time browser.
    Reason is that this irritating beta version insists on putting each add-on on a separate menu toolbar, so when each add-on that I have takes a whole menu toolbar the complete menu toolbars on top become so thick that the main browser page shrinks to an acceptable small size. When unlocking the Toolbars and moving my add-ons to where I want them to be placed (as I can do successfully in IE8) then locking them, when restarting IE9 all the add-ons stubbornly reverted back to their original settings where each add-on occupied its own separate toolbar. I could not keep them locked the way I customized.
    Open letter to Microsoft: please fix this very irritating bug. Thank you.

  13. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 15, 2010)

    thanks very much for the heads up on flash, wiseolcat. ie still won't be replacing opera or ff anytime soon, but ie9 is worlds better than ie5 (when i gave up on ie). there's a lot of wasted screen realestate at the top, and i'd really prefer a separate tab bar at the bottom of the screen. but ie9 seems snappier than ie8 (with the same addons/accelerators. perhaps ie10 will truly start competing with modern browsers.

  14. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.0.7930.16406 Beta (Sep 15, 2010)

    Be sure to also download the 64 bit Adobe Flash Player Preview Release at

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