IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) was first announced by Microsoft during MIX10 event on March 15, 2010, and had since released several pre-beta copies of IE9 Platform Preview versions, a minimal feature web browser mainly for developers. From September 15, 2010, general public is now able to to download and install a full working version of IE9 web browser, when a IE9 Beta launch event is scheduled.

IE9 packs a lot of enhancements and features such as HTML5 support, hardware acceleration graphics rendering using Direct2D, hardware accelerated text rendering using DirectWrite, hardware accelerated video rendering using Media Foundation, new streamlined and simplified address and navigation bar, faster JavaScript, better CSS3 compliant support, SVG1.1 standards support, embedded ICC v2 or v4 color profiles support via Windows Color System, and more.

IE9

Other than viewing video gallery of IE9, the only way to find out what’s new in IE9 is to personally experience the new version web browser. The IE9 Beta has since been released by Microsoft, and available for free download for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users. Those who intending to install IE9 should take note the following items:

  • IE9 is not supported, and hence not available for Windows XP.
  • Installing IE9 on Windows Vista or Windows 7 will automatically replace and remove the existing installation of IE7 or IE8. IE9 and IE8 or IE7 does not co-exist alongside (yet, at least until hack available). So, for users who want to use IE7 or IE8, do not upgrade, or make available another PC or virtual machine just to run IE7 or IE8. However, uninstall IE9 should also automatically rollback to IE7 or IE8.
  • IE9 is available in both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions. However, 64-bit edition can only be installed on 64-bit operating system.

Download IE9 Beta

To download IE9 Beta, visit http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/.

Beauty of the Web website releases a mini version installer that requires Internet connection during installation. User who wants the full version IE9 Beta setup installer, all download links to all languages of IE9 Beta full version installer is available athttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide, where user can download Internet Explorer 9 Beta in the language that matches the version of Windows. The English version which works with all versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Prior to installing IE9 Beta, do check out IE9 Beta release notes, and the product guide of IE9 Beta Product Guide in PDF and XPS format. IE9 Beta is still a pre-release and not stable product, so if you are facing with too many bugs and annoyances, here’s how to uninstall and remove IE9.

Install IE9 Beta

IE9 Beta has the build version number of 9.0.7930.16406.

IE9 Beta Version

Direct Download Links for IE9 Beta

English

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-enu.exe
Windows Vista 64-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x64-enu.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-enu.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-enu.exe

Arabic

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-ara.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-ara.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-ara.exe

Chinese (Hong Kong SAR)

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-zhh.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-zhh.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-zhh.exe

Chinese (Simplified)

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-chs.exe
Windows Vista 64-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x64-chs.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-chs.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-chs.exe

Chinese (Traditional)

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-cht.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-cht.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-cht.exe

Czech

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-csy.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-csy.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-csy.exe

Danish

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-dan.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-dan.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-dan.exe

Dutch

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-nld.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-nld.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-nld.exe

Finnish

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-fin.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-fin.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-fin.exe

French

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-fra.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-fra.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-fra.exe

German

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-deu.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-deu.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-deu.exe

Greek

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-ell.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-ell.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-ell.exe

Hebrew

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-heb.exe
Windows Vista 64-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x64-heb.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-heb.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-heb.exe

Hungarian

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-hun.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-hun.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-hun.exe

Italian

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-ita.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-ita.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-ita.exe

Japanese

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-jpn.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-jpn.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-jpn.exe

Korean

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-kor.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-kor.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-kor.exe

Norwegian

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-nor.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-nor.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-nor.exe

Polish

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-plk.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-plk.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-plk.exe

Portuguese (Brazil)

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-ptb.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-ptb.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-ptb.exe

Portuguese (Portugal)

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-ptg.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-ptg.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-ptg.exe

Romanian

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-rom.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-rom.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-rom.exe

Russian

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-rus.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-rus.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-rus.exe

Slovenian

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-slv.exe
Windows Vista 64-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x64-slv.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-slv.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-slv.exe

Spanish

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-esn.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-esn.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-esn.exe

Swedish

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-sve.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-sve.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-sve.exe

Thai

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-tha.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-tha.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-tha.exe

Turkish

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-trk.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-trk.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-trk.exe

Ukrainian

Windows Vista 32-bit: IE9-WindowsVista-x86-ukr.exe
Windows 7 32-bit: IE9-Windows7-x86-ukr.exe
Windows 7 64-bit: IE9-Windows7-x64-ukr.exe

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