How to Install Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 9 is the upcoming (at the time of writing) Web browser from Microsoft. As of 2010, the browser is in the early development stages. However, a preview version of Internet Explorer 9 is available for the public to download. Download and install the Internet Explorer 9 preview if you are interested in viewing upcoming browser technologies before they are released, or if you would like to take part in the Internet Explorer 9 beta, and report the problems that you find to Microsoft before the final version of the browser is released.
Things You'll Need
- Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 or Windows 7
Download the Internet Explorer 9 preview (see Resources for link). Save the resulting file--"iepreview.msi"--to the desktop, then double-click it when the download is complete.
Examine the license agreement for the Internet Explorer 9 preview. If you agree to the terms, click the radio button labeled "I Agree," then click the "Install" button.
Click "Yes" to continue installing Internet Explorer 9 if you receive a User Account Control prompt. The remainder of the installation procedure is automatic. When the process is complete, an "Internet Explorer Platform Preview" icon is created on the desktop.
Launch "Internet Explorer Platform Preview." A new browser window opens and goes directly to the Internet Explorer 9 website. This website contains several demos of the upcoming technology, which will be used in the final version of Internet Explorer 9. Click a link to view one of the demos.
Press the "Ctrl" and "O" keys simultaneously, or click the "File" menu at the top of the screen, then click "Open" to browse to the website of your choice.
Tips & Warnings
- During the testing period, Microsoft expects to release an updated version of the Internet Explorer 9 preview every eight weeks. Visit the Resources link in this article often to see if a new release is available to download.
- Internet Explorer 9 is in the preview stage as of 2010, and should not be expected to perform as reliably as a more mature product such as Internet Explorer 8. You may experience browser crashes or pages that fail to render properly. Because Internet Explorer 9 has not been released in its final form, it does not replace Internet Explorer 8 when it is installed. It can be uninstalled at any time by removing "Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview" from the "Programs and Features" menu.