C-11 I just got IE9 back about 10 mins ago, it (Windows 7) updated automatically. First when I shut down I had to wait while it installed 40 updates. Then the 2nd time it installed 104 updates (took over an hour before it shut down), when I turned it back on, it updated back to IE9.
OldMX I restored to Factory Defaults, my laptop didn't come come with IE9, Windows 7 updated it automatically for me about a year after. So I didn't know if I would have to install it myself. But waiting an hour is a small price to pay, as everything seems to be back in order.