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Windows 7: Five Reasons not to “Upgrade” to Windows’ Internet Explorer 9

20 Mar 2011   #11
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

IE9 is good but its late to the game, Chrome is the top dog now.


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20 Mar 2011   #12
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I can't go that path, because it did not install a Start Menu item. I have to go to the folder paths that I mentioned.
It didn't install properly then. The 64 bit IE icon was there on my system even when I was running IE 8. You went to "all programs" right?
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20 Mar 2011   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes. I may uninstall it, and just get the 32 bit version to install.
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20 Mar 2011   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Yes. I may uninstall it, and just get the 32 bit version to install.
You can't install the 32 bit (only) version of IE 9 on the 64 bit version of Windows 7. The installer won't run. You have to install the 64 bit version which actually installs both the 32 and 64 bit versions of IE 9. 64 bit versions or Windows 7 come with both versions of IE 8 so you have to update both versions.
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20 Mar 2011   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Hmm, I had installed a beta of IE 9 quite some time ago, and afterward, I found no way to access IE 8. Since I had been told that it wasn't necessary to uninstall previous versions, I went ahead and installed IE 9 as things were. Maybe that is the reason that things don't seem right now, but how would I rectify that?
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20 Mar 2011   #16
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

You can un-install IE 9 by going to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View installed updates. It should be listed as "Windows Internet Explorer 9". That should return you to IE 8. If its not listed I would say you will have to resort to system restore.

EDIT: I took no chances and un-installed the RC before installing the RTW.
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20 Mar 2011   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It appears that I'm out of luck, there is nothing listed in Programs And Features, no restore point, except one made today, and there is no uninstaller in the program's directories. Since I rarely use it anyway, I'm not going to get too concerned about it, and will probably just leave it as is.

EDIT: I probably would have uninstalled the beta also, before installing the RTM, but if I recall, there was no uninstaller for it either. When I was told that it wouldn't matter, I went ahead.
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20 Mar 2011   #18
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
If your using Windows 7, then I recommend IE 9. Once you get it configured the way you like it, it is fine and works fast and well.

People who won't update to an improved version of software, remind me of the doctors office manager who did not like the computer office scheduling software and kept writing appointments in the large ledger sheets that she had used for 20 years. I had to go into the office early one morning and take the schedule book and hide it in the ceiling tiles. She now swears by the computer scheduling program.

Try it, you will like it.. I do..
Rich
I say, well said..
people keep asking where's the "whatsit" that used to be in IE8..?
and why can't I do this in IE9, when I could in IE8..??

- listen folks - it's an upgrade..
- it's better, faster, more capable and more secure..

- get used to it..
- make it do what you want it to do..

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20 Mar 2011   #19
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
If your using Windows 7, then I recommend IE 9. Once you get it configured the way you like it, it is fine and works fast and well.

People who won't update to an improved version of software, remind me of the doctors office manager who did not like the computer office scheduling software and kept writing appointments in the large ledger sheets that she had used for 20 years. I had to go into the office early one morning and take the schedule book and hide it in the ceiling tiles. She now swears by the computer scheduling program.

Try it, you will like it.. I do..
Rich
I say, well said..
people keep asking where's the "whatsit" that used to be in IE8..?
and why can't I do this in IE9, when I could in IE8..??

- listen folks - it's an upgrade..
- it's better, faster, more capable and more secure..

- get used to it..
- make it do what you want it to do..

If you can tell me how to make the "bookmarks bar" black or charcoal, then I'll give it a try.
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20 Mar 2011   #20
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
It appears that I'm out of luck, there is nothing listed in Programs And Features, no restore point, except one made today, and there is no uninstaller in the program's directories. Since I rarely use it anyway, I'm not going to get too concerned about it, and will probably just leave it as is.

EDIT: I probably would have uninstalled the beta also, before installing the RTM, but if I recall, there was no uninstaller for it either. When I was told that it wouldn't matter, I went ahead.
Did you click the "View Installed Updates" option in the menu on the left? Thats a seperate screen once you're in programs and features.
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