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IE 9 offline installation

last night my local time (15 March 2011) IE 9 launched officially, it seems that this IE version is the most waited version of IE… first, better UI, larger content, not bars!! that sucks, and the biggest reason is html 5 support, and performance, IE 6 is quite light but, it don’t have a tabbed browsing, IE 7 gives tabbed browsing but feels very heavy on every tab load, IE 8 not giving too much difference for me tough… in the end, i still hate IE (hail firefox addons).

ok, back to the topic… i’ll share you my experience installing IE 9 last night, the official web for IE 9 is http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/, requirement:

  • Windows Vista (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2 (SP 2)
  • Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2 (SP 2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
  • Windows XP NOT SUPPORTED (up to IE 8)
  1. go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2399238 and download the IE 9 prerequisite for your version of windows, install it and reboot
  2. go to http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ and click the download link, and you’ll get web installer (about 500kb) that sucks because you’ll have to download more files on installation, (hint: use download manager if you find difficulty downloading, coz it happen to me, the connection always dropped every about 25-50kb of download) and launch the web installer, follow the instruction and you should be fine (but apparently not)