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Windows 7: IE9 safe?


15 Jan 2013   #1

Windows7 64
 
 
IE9 safe?

Hi all.

Currently running IE8 in Windows 7 64-bit. No problems, but was thinking about gong with IE9. I remember hearing some horror stories a while back, and a number of people said that they were sorry they upped, and wished they could go back to v8.

Is it safe to go to v9 now, or is there anything I need to be concerned with? Would like to know what I am up against - if anything - before I take the plunge.

Thanks!


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16 Jan 2013   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Nothing is 100% safe but IE9 is much safer than its predecessors. There are a few changes that you will have to adjust to (can't remember what they were now; old age sucks) but if this stubborn old Luddite can, pretty much anyone can. I liked it better than IE8 from the word go. If you run into a snag, just post it here and someone will help you out.
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16 Jan 2013   #3

Windows7 64
 
 

Thanks for the response.

Did the upgrade (if it's even considered that) and all is fine so far. I just remember hearing these horror stories from some people - but again, that was shortly after v9 was introduced, so maybe all of the issues have been ironed out.

Thanks again!
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18 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

You can also install as an addon W O T. Web of trust. It is rated by thousand of regular users on different sites. You can configure it strong or light and it also has child safety rules
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18 Jan 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
You can also install as an addon W O T. Web of trust. It is rated by thousand of regular users on different sites. You can configure it strong or light and it also has child safety rules
I have on my rigs.
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19 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasong1968 View Post
...Currently running IE8 in Windows 7 64-bit. No problems, but was thinking about gong with IE9. I remember hearing some horror stories a while back, and a number of people said that they were sorry they upped, and wished they could go back to v8.

Is it safe to go to v9 now...
Judging from the way you worded your question, it sounds like you are not concerned about browser safety but about whether you might regret "upgrading". My only bad experience has been with Windows 7 on 32-bit systems for which "hardware acceleration" was turned off and was greyed out since IE9 decided that my PCs had to be limited to software rendering (1.9 GHz, Intel GMA500 integrated graphics). Oddly enough, Vista running on an older less powerful computer did not have the same "IE9 hangs" problem. I continued to try it on one machine up until last week when I started a new trial of Win8/IE10. The IE9 hanging problem seemed to be related to the websites visited. During the trial a couple of my favorite sites were completely revamped and after that and they stopped hanging. Too many sites continued to hang that I cannot recommend IE9 on Windows 7/32-bit. (What makes it worse is that I had a lot of work to do bring IE8 back working properly on my main system, otherwise I'd say try it. So if you have time to do maintenance work on your PC after a bad IE9 experience, I'd say go ahead and try it. Good Luck!)
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