Want IE9? Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1

By | September 23, 2010

Want IE9? Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1If no Windows XP support for was not enough, then here is another bit: according to Microsoft’s technet site, Internet Explorer 9 will require Windows 7 users to install SP1 before even using a web browser.

That explains why IE9 setup insisted on downloading 4 OS hotfixes and requiring a reboot, as a result.

Also, since Windows 7 SP1 is due in the first half of 2011, don’t expect Internet Explorer 9 Final anytime sooner.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. daddylo says:

    But I bet it come faster than FF, not to mention those 4 (at-least) more RC builds for FF 4 lol.

  2. RamaSubbu SK says:

    Good Info. Thanks.

  3. max1c says:

    I like new IE icon, that’s about it :)

  4. monty says:

    They finally made decent browser, so they have to screw up everything around it.

    • nobody says:

      browser itself is dcent, very fast, with a UI that one can get to like, but the install process was a complete disaster

  5. roentgen says:

    I really dislike all this IE9 buzz. Especially when M$ can’t make an application for current Windows versions while other browser vendors support 3 or more platforms.

  6. Aspie says:

    Why would anyone want Internet Explorer…? It’s slow buggy and for of holes and it’s obsolete, even the latest version. I haven’t tested IE 9 yet.

  7. mabdul says:

    there is a new statement of the MSDN team: these patches are only needed. The SP1 for WIN7 is not neccesarily needed! Vygantas why don’t you release an update of this statement?