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NOTE: This article was originally posted on the ElMajdal.Net website:


The latest Internet Explorer from Microsoft, Internet Explorer 9, was released
March 14, 2011. In this article, We will be showing you from where to download it and how to install it. Also, we will be showing you some of the new features that IE9 has. Internet Explorer 9 can be installed on the following operating systems :
  • Windows Vista 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP 2) or higher
  • Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP 2) or higher
  • Windows 7 32-bit RTM or higher
  • Windows 7 64-bit RTM or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP 2) or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP 2) or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit


So if you have one of these operating systems, these are the steps to download and install IE9 :
  1. To download Internet Explorer 9, go to: Also you can download where you can download Internet Explorer 9 in the language that matches your version of Windows ( You can select Language and Operating System )
  2. Click the Download Now button on the upper right side of the page

  3. Internet Explorer will detect your current operating system and will provide you with a download link for your specific Windows version. As you can see from the below snapshot, my current operating system version was detected automatically: Windows 7 32-bit (English)

  4. In this page, you can also select I would also like Bing and MSN defaults, this will set Bing as the default search engine for you. Decided whether you need this option or not and then click the Download Now button
  5. On the File Download dialog box, you can either run the installer or save it on your machine. We will be clicking Run

  6. Download will begins

  7. If you have the User Account Control enabled, then a dialog box will open asking you if you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer, click Yes
  8. The Install Internet Explorer 9 dialog box will open, click Install

  9. Installing Internet Explorer 9 will start

  10. Once installation is completed, you will be requested to restart your machine to apply the changes.

  11. Once you restart your machine, open Internet Explorer 9 , and you will discover the new interface.

New Features

Below are some of the new features with IE9:

Pinned Sites

Now you can pin any website to your taskbar, this can be done either by :
  • You can drag the website icon (mostly on the left side of the website address) to the taskbar.
  • Or You can drag the website tab itself to the taskbar.
    as you can see in the below snapshots , weI have pinned ELMAJDAL.NET to my taskbar.



Design and User Interface

The first thing you will notice about IE9 is its new user interface and design. More of the website can be seen now. For example, previously we used to press F11 and go into the full mode to see more. Also, you can find most command bar functions, like Print or Zoom, when you click the Tools button Picture of the Tools button. Enjoy the new simplified design.  One Box For both Search and Website URL:  Instead of having two boxes, one for the website URL  and other for the search engines, now IE9 combines the functionality of these two boxes into a single one. As you can see from the below snapshot, the different added Search Engines can be selected by clicking the Download arrow.


Download Manager

This is an excellent feature finally added to IE. With this feature, you can have all your downloads into a single page, and moreover, you can Pause any of your downloads, and then click on Resume to continue where it last stopped. Excellent feature!


Moving Tabs

Starting in IE9, you can move tabs around more. You can move one tab out of the IE9 browser to create a new IE9 window with just that tab in it. Just drag it out!

Or you can drag a tab from one IE9 window into another IE9 window!


Other Features

There are other cool features as well, so go and install IE9 and experience the new design and simplicity. Please add the other new features as sub-sections in this article.


Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is the latest Web Browser released by Microsoft. It has a lot of new features with a simplified design.

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