Should I re-install Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7?

gamichler5 May 1, 2013
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I have Windows 7 ultimate. It has IE9 which is lousy. It stops working with no notice. Maybe some files got corrupted. Is it safe to remove it from control panel (update) and then download it again from Microsoft.com? Please advise.

 

  1. DalSan M
    May 12, 2013 at 8:50 am

    If none of the suggestions help and you don't have add-ons or extensions installed, try using Windows Repair (All-in-one) from here: http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html. It is with a shot to see if it can help your IE issues. Updating to IE10 is definitely recommended.

  2. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 2, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Install IE10 for Windows 7. It has been launched around a couple of months ago, I guess, from Microsoft. It is thousands times better than IE9. Select the language of your choice. Download link : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-10/worldwide-languages

    However, personally I still prefer Chrome and Firefox latest versions.

  3. Jim Chambers
    May 2, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Install IE 10. MS fixed many of the problems that IE 9 had in this release.

    • sumith harshan
      May 5, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Also then you can view web pages by switching each IE(IE9,IE8,IE7,IE6.....etc) versions by pressing F12 key.Navigate to the bottom and you can see it.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      May 7, 2013 at 1:35 am

      Yeps, the compatibility view maintains compatibility with downward versions of IE. :)

  4. Bruce Epper
    May 2, 2013 at 12:25 am

    The idea of actually removing IE9 is kind of funny. MS has done a great deal to make many of its components integral to the functioning of the system that it cannot be completely removed any longer (check out the fiasco regarding the bundling of IE with Windows in the past when it could be proven that it was not required for the OS to work properly). For example, parts of IE are required to make Automatic Updates function.

    You can go through the motions to remove it and reinstall, but you probably won't have any better luck than simply reinstalling it without attempting the removal process. This is not to say that it won't help fix some of the issues you are having with it. Either way, make sure you keep running updates until you get all of the current patches for it.

    You may be better off using a different web browser for your default and simply keeping IE around for those sites that don't want to work with anything else.

  5. Chris Marcoe
    May 1, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    No. you should install Firefox, Chrome, or even Comodo. Literally, the only thing I use IE for is to download Firefox. Internet exploder just isn't worth it.

  6. ha14
    May 1, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    try this microsoft solution
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378

    yap it is safe to do what you want just follow microsoft guide
    How do I install or uninstall Internet Explorer 9?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9

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