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

20 Mar 2011   #21
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

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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.

I'm sure there's a spell for it somewhere..




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20 Mar 2011   #22
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Give me a break, it's a no brainer to upgrade to IE 9 if you on Vista or Windows 7; IE 9 is most up to date and more secure than previous IE 8.

Don't like it, update anyways then use Firefox or Chrome.

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20 Mar 2011   #23
seekermeister

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

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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.
You are right, it was there. Sometimes I just need a draft to clear away the fog in my mind. I guess that uninstalling the RTM also uninstalled the beta, since now all I find are the 32 and 64 bit versions of IE 8.

When you said that I would need to apply the update to both the 32 and 64 bit versions separately, how is that done? I don't recall any option for that during the installation.
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20 Mar 2011   #24
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I upgraded to IE9 because even though I hate IE, I like to have the latest crap.
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20 Mar 2011   #25
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This article sounds much like another I came across yesterday, Why I Won't Be Using IE9. So don't, it's anyone's choice to make.

What I find interesting is some writers in the 90s complained of MS being the 900 pound gorilla bundling IE with Windows and harming competition thereby. I think there may even have been a lawsuit about it. Would some of these writers who complain that IE9 won't run on OS X or Linux use it against MS if IE9 were coded for cross platform use?

Legitimate criticisms of IE9 can be made, but for some it's a living.
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20 Mar 2011   #26
seekermeister

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

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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.
You are right, it was there. Sometimes I just need a draft to clear away the fog in my mind. I guess that uninstalling the RTM also uninstalled the beta, since now all I find are the 32 and 64 bit versions of IE 8.

When you said that I would need to apply the update to both the 32 and 64 bit versions separately, how is that done? I don't recall any option for that during the installation.
I went ahead and run the install just as I did before, but this time the 64 bit version has the 64bit brand as it should have, so I guess it is as good as it's going to get.
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20 Mar 2011   #27
jp07764

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I installed IE9.
It will not let a few sites work right.
Have to use Fire Fox to view them.
Example Facebook the games want to post
to my wall. IE9 will not allow cross domain scripting ( do not know what that means)
My email from my ISP will not work it will not display secure and non sercure things.
It is not IE fault if these sites dropped the ball.
So untill these sites work again I use the firefox.
Other then those few things it is a good browser. Like the look and it is fast.
Just my 2 cents.

Jimmy
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20 Mar 2011   #28
smarteyeball

 
 

Yet another 'meh' article by yet another 'meh' chrome fan.
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21 Mar 2011   #29
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

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Internet Explorer...
Isn't that this built in installation tool for Chrome?
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21 Mar 2011   #30
Tatletz

windows 7 ultimate X64 bit
 
 

Five reasons ..............IE9
Just don't install it x5
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