Updates for Internet Explorer 9 Beta


Today we released a recommended update for all Internet Explorer 9 Beta customers via Windows Update (KB2448827). This update includes stability fixes for the beta build. It is not a new Internet Explorer 9 Beta build. Another update shipped today (KB2452648) resolves issues between the IE9 send feedback feature on 64-bit machines with Windows-Live-Essentials 11.  These updates apply only to Internet Explorer 9 Beta.

Customers who have automatic updating enabled will not need to take any action because this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871.

Thank you for your continued support and feedback.

Tyson Storey
Program Manager


Comments (68)

  1. Elliot says:

    Thanks!  I think that all of us have been perplexed by the non-working Feedback feature.  LOL.  :-))

  2. Dileepa Prabhakar says:

    > Another update shipped today (KB2452648) resolves issues between the IE9 send feedback feature on 64-bit machines with Windows-Live-Essentials 11.

    Impressive. It only took a few months?

  3. Elliot V. says:

    @ Dileepa ….  I guess they haven't been reading the trouble report entries at Microsoft Connect.  Perhaps they just found them.  😀

  4. Lumpy says:

    Well, installed IE9 beta a few days ago on a W7 machine. I now cannot see the kneeboard on Microsoft Flight  Simulator FSX Gold! tried to uninstall or revert to previous version NOTHING CHANGES AND I AM FED UP! What do I di to get rid of IE( on my machine and have the old version of IE and FSX working as usual?

  5. dlh2009 says:

    @Lumpy:

    To revert back to IE8 follow these steps. Click on the Start Pearl, Click Control Panel. Then click Uninstall A Program under the Program category. Then on the left hand side you will see where it says View Installed Updates. Click that. You will now have to wait for Windows to find all installed updates. Once this has completed, you will look for Windows Internet Explorer 9 under the Microsoft Windows category. Once you find this select it and then click uninstall.

    This will remove IE9 beta 1 and you will be required to restart your computer.

    Good luck!

  6. dlh2009 says:

    @Lumpy:

    You could also try doing a System Restore by clicking the Start Pearl, and typing rstrui.exe into the search box and pressing enter. You will then follow the prompts. Make sure that you select a Restore Point that is after you installed IE9 beta 1.

  7. David says:

    Problems? with Internet explorer? never, lo!l seriously though, IE9 is definately the best, even with a slow as hell connection at this college! I used to use Opere, but that pile of muck wasn't compatible with anything. Felt i had no choice but to stick with it, until i heard of IE9 beta version. "here we go, same old rubbish as before" i thought. Not so!

  8. leaked? says:

    So what's up with leaked 9.0.8027.6000

  9. thenonhacker says:

    @Dileepa Prabhakar: I like your sarcasm. The "Send Feedback" feature was the most important part of the beta, and took them long to fix it. What a waste of testing time, and many unreported bugs.

  10. doser says:

    I have problem with this update:( after installation on win 7 profi (x64) default system font is changed

  11. doser says:

    I have problem with this update:( after installation on win 7 profi (x64) default system font is changed

  12. Right reaction says:

    @MS IE Team

    Great work. Thank you for developing greatest, unprecedented and matchless next-generation web browser.

    @thenonhacker & @Dileepa

    A very known fact: While in-built feedback feature was not working, MS connect web application was backing it up.

    BTW, you don't appear to me like a feedback-giving people but some freetards complaining about everything you experience in your sorry lives.

  13. handsome guy says:

    when is the final version of ie9…cant wait…pls release asap thx :)

    love u microsoft

  14. sandesign says:

    Testing the beta since day 1. Very good and speedy browser, some crashes with some webpages, specially some blogs based on blogspot, but nothing special.

    Anyone noted that the facebook pinned icon in taskbar is not anymore in full resolution? The jump list items are there, but the icon is in low resolution and looks horrible in my Win7 taskbar.

    Please confirm…

  15. someone says:

    For quite some time now, compatibility view updates are not being offered for Windows Server 2003 and XP x64 editions. Why? Where is KB2447568 for these OSes?

  16. Prior Semblance says:

    Hopefully this stops all the random page crashes I get.

  17. Stilgar says:

    Oh a new blogpost. I must not miss the opportunity to complain about the text rendering BUG.

    Hey guys this update did not fix the most important bug – the one with the text rendering.

  18. Mahmoud says:

    any change log for this update ??

  19. DumbedDown says:

    Why is the leaked IE9 showing so improvement in terms of GUI customization? With each new release, the software treats the user as a bigger idiot.

  20. DumbedDown says:

    I meant "no improvement"

  21. Someone says:

    This is not the right place, but I would like the develepors to pay close attention to IE9's "One Box".

    Merging the address bar and search box has created a lot of problems. Previously, we were able to open different search engines using the same seach terms, typed in the search box. But now, as we search something by typing keywords in the One Box, the search terms are gone and replaced by the URL. To search with a different search provider, we have to type/copy-paste the keywords again.

    Moreover, IE8 was able to update its search box if someone used to perform a search from a registered search engine. For example if I go to Bing and do a search, IE8 automatically updates its search box, allowing me to perform the same search using other search engines. In IE9, this very useful feature is gone, as the seachbox itself has gone.

    I am still waiting for blog post dedicated to One Box as promised in a previous blog post a couple of months back.

    "We’ll go into the details of One Box changes and improvements in another post…"

    blogs.msdn.com/…/user-experiences-sites-in-the-spotlight.aspx

    Please fix your One Box and integrate the complete functionality of search box as we have in IE8.

  22. Don Reba says:

    After trying to get used to IE9 for almost two months, I rolled back to IE8. I can understand the bugs and the crashes — those are to be expected in a beta. However, barely noticeable performance improvement is just not enough to put up with the disfunctional new user interface. Combining the search box with the URL field was bad enough, meaning that now I had to actually go to google.com to enter a search querry with a semicolon in it (ie "define: failure"), but putting tabs onto the same line is just rediculous.

  23. Episode: Internet Explorer 9 beta update - Browsers War says:

    Webslice functionality looks great. The feedback system incorporating video capturing the troublesome event from a single click is fantastic.

    Google Sputnik – JS Conformance Test (Score shows number of tests 'fail'):-

    Beta

    Before the update: 81/5246 ; After: 82/5246

    Platform Preview 7

    76/5246

    Acid3 Test (100/100 is ideal):-

    Beta

    Before the update:95/100 ; After 94/100

    Platform Preview 7

    95/100

    It appears to me as in this release, they have focused on other features rather improving JS.

    Regarding SVG: The svg+xml driven shape object embedded at <sputnik.googlelabs.com/compare> is viewable in FF Beta 7 but not in updated IE9 beta.

  24. Ugur says:

    chip.com.tr not working very well with IE9 BETA

  25. Jack says:

    @Ugur

    The leaked IE9 Beta (build 9.0.8027.6000 ) seems to load chip.com.tr  just fine

    It only crashed each time I try to load this blog. Only when I turn on Compatibility View, the page loads without crashing the tab

  26. Dileepa Prabhakar says:

    @Right reaction

    If you have access to Connect, here's a link to my feedback.

    connect.microsoft.com/…/SearchResults.aspx

    Also, if you notice, my feedback stopped right around the time when the feedback tool stopped working. Submitting feedback through Connect is, to put it mildly, painful.

  27. Suggestion says:

    If you guys bring the live-tiles experience in IE9 about:Tabs page, the one in now-playing view of Zune (for PC) and Windows Phone 7, that would be the great great aesthtic change. BTW Zune PC is the most aesthetically great cool-looking and HCI-wise perfectly designed application created by MS for Windows.

  28. Problem Child says:

    I am having a problem with IE9.  For some odd reason when I open multiple tabs internet explorer freezes and goes to a blank page.  My internet connectivity shows excellent connectivity.  Please work out this bug.

  29. Not very happy says:

    Lumpy, get Chrome….  I am seriously thinking of finally dumping MSIE.  Same config here  W7 64Bit, 8G RAM, Quadro FX5500 video. . .and it hangs. .

    I have been hammering Chrome. . .hasn't skipped a beat.  . . . .gee, must be the software?   Maybe Bill Gates has outsourced Microsoft to China, like GM did to America. . .

  30. Al says:

    Will IE9 allow the consumer to order their bookmarks in the order THEY want?  Will it still used the Favorites folder or a windows directory to order bookmarks?  I don't want Windows to sort my bookmarks, I want to sort them MY way, like Mozilla does.

  31. FM says:

    @Al Favorite Manager is certainly would be great addition. Especially it is almost needed for "non-windows shortcuts" to improve speed on cold start…

  32. Anonymous says:

    @Al @FM

    There already exists such a function, there are at least two ways to reach it so I will just post the the easiest to describe.

    press alt + A , select organize favorites From there you can arrange your favorites in whatever order you like by dragging them around.

  33. Horrible says:

    IE 9 is the worst!!!! Pages are constantly crashing and I'm really disappointed with the new program. I can't say one good thing about it. I reinstalled IE 8, which took forever since IE 9 was an automatic update and apparently these so called updates to IE 9 don't work either. IE 9 was a big waste of my time and it's more of a hassle than convenient.  I want a product that works right the first time and has more options and preferences for every user. IE 9 is a worthless piece of junk. Come on Microsoft, get to know your users a little bit better and stop wasting your time with stupid ideas that people aren't interested in. It's ridiculous!!!!!!!!!

  34. @IE.Team says:

    1.  Tabbed browsing is an integral part of Web-browsing and Without tab management IE is not good for tabbed Browsing

        Opera recently implemented Tabstacking in their v 11 beta .. its a good feature .. I think it would be great if IE implemented it too albeit with

         some improvements like colored stacks etc…

    2.  Also please provide some sort of visual feed back to show if the page has loaded or not …. please …. this is a must in 3rd world countries where the net connections are

       not so stable

      Please look into these matters and thanks for showing the transfer rate in the download manager :)

  35. bubba says:

    I'm not getting the beta yet, dont trust bug…waiting to the stable build

  36. WolfLink22 says:

    IE 9 needs some more improvements before you release it big time. for one i'd prefer to see the IE Browsing Tabs below the Address bar for one. 2 i think that when a page is loading that it should show so in the Status bar at the bottom like it use to. 3 if you are going to add new features let the user vote on the most popular features then add those features. Also some websites are all screwed up in IE 9 in Beta form as well.

    I just some of these will be fixed but still.

  37. Lorenzo (web_requiem at hotmail.com) says:

    You have a bug on your web site http://www.labellezzadelweb.it

    the page http://www.labellezzadelweb.it returns a 404 not found error.

    Please advise your developers.

  38. RobertG says:

    The people complaining about hangups or crashes should most likely uninstal their buggy addon's.

  39. Microsoft Champ! says:

    IE9 is the greatest web browser ever built in the history of mankind! All the applications from MS look REAL while others look shitty!

    To wit: Windows Media Player vs. Quicktime & Zune for PC vs iTunes

    Microsoft \m//  \m//

  40. Klimax says:

    @RobertG: There is one exception. If thread responsible for tab is busy or otherwise unavailable (like it is being paged back from pagefile) controlling process thinks that tab hangs and restarts it with known dialog. It is bit too agressive.

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  42. Carol says:

    Any word on whether an upcoming patch will fix the Facebook video issue – has to do with Flash and 64 bit OS.

  43. Aethec says:

    @Carol >> That is Adobe's job, not Microsoft's…

  44. WindowsMe says:

    http://www.badoo.com keeps chrashing…

  45. Feed the feeds says:

    My biggest complaint is why is no improvement to the RSS experience since IE7? How about a simple "Mark as unread" for RSS feeds? Feeds protocol support? The "Refresh this feed" green arrow to refresh a single feed seems to be missing in IE9. You now want us to right click and click Refresh?

  46. Firas says:

    Hello,

    I have installed IE9 beta for about 2 months now.everything was fine till yesterday when an automatic Windows update was installed on my pc IE9Beta-Windows6.1-KB2448827-x86 after that, whenever i open an IE session i receive the message " Internet Explorer has stopped working".

    I tried to uninstall IE9 beta from the update screen on programs and features but it also fails, i also tried to install IE9 beta again or IE8 but all fails. I even tried to remove the installed update above but it also fails.

    I have noticed something also, Turn windows features off and on box is empty, im not sure if this was like this before or if it happened after installing that update, i tried to solve this issue by running the sfc command or by applying system restore but it also fails.

    his is problem details:

    Problem signature:

     Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH

     Application Name:    iexplore.exe

     Application Version:    9.0.7930.16406

     Application Timestamp:    4c7e0414

     Fault Module Name:    IEUI.dll

     Fault Module Version:    9.0.7930.16421

     Fault Module Timestamp:    4ccf45df

     Exception Code:    c0000005

     Exception Offset:    0001cec1

     OS Version:    6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.4

     Locale ID:    1033

     Additional Information 1:    77d6

     Additional Information 2:    77d6868613355b615b2fee8f5400f50b

     Additional Information 3:    cd6e

     Additional Information 4:    cd6e460b541fcc6be9c4b48be41ed733

    By the way, im using firefox now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks,

    Firas

  47. Erwin Ried says:

    I like the new IE9, there is a way to recover the search terms? Why clicking the magnifier glash near the URL does not recover it?

    I mean, if you search something in google and you want to search the same thing in bing, you must copy and paste or rewrite your search

  48. gyro says:

    Because I prefer the IE8 UI over the IE9 UI I have uninstalled IE9 beta even though the rendering engine is superior. Users are going to hang to IE8 like IE6 because IE9 forces simplicity on everyone and is a step back from the customizable and full-featured GUI of IE8.

  49. Don Reba says:

    "The people complaining about hangups or crashes should most likely uninstal their buggy addon's."

    There is no point in using IE without them.

  50. Aethec says:

    @Don >> Most people don't even know they have add-ons installed because a lot of add-ons install without actual user consent when installing other software.

  51. V1talogy says:

    The latest preview build is really really fast…just wow. Great work guys.

  52. Hightech Computers says:

    I'm using IE9 and yes it had crashes but! the update has help that alot so far open up very fast and loads web site much better so I'm happy about that so far and I feel that it is going to get better as time goes on!

  53. Crash says:

    Crashes appear especially when document.ready functions triggered and user clicked on a link during executions of these stuff etc.

  54. Tatancg says:

    encounter an error when viewing videos from the Face book

  55. Jd says:

    For the most part I like the way Chrome's tabs and address/search field work the best – I think Google took IE7's awesome minimalist interface and improved it. IE9's tabs on the same "line" as the address bar is clunky – and doesn't leave much room for the tabs themselves (even less with 4:3 screens). I'm glad Microsoft didn't move the tabs into the Title Bar like Google did with Chrome, however, as even though Chrome is still my favorite browser, it's frustrating to not be able to double-click the title bar when Chrome has five or six tabs open and is Maximized (to Restore it).

    I also think Microsoft got the combined address/search field wrong; I ditto the frustration of having to either copy/paste or re-enter the search term to use a different search engine.

    Also very annoying is the removal of IE7's and IE8's caret on the Home button that allows you to easily add/modify your homepages; now you have to go into Internet Options to simply change the homepage.

    The performance looks very promising.

    Also – if Microsoft is going to hide Print in the Tools menu by default… at least make printing available on the menu itself… don't make it so you have to go to a sub-menu just to print (I know I know, Ctrl-P… but parents and novices don't get it).

    Congrats on getting rid of the status bar. I like Chrome's implementation better but IE9's a great improvement over IE9 in that area.

    Notifications on the bottom: I'm not a fan and it seems easier to spoof (the look like regular pop-unders) than the toast-style top notifications.

  56. Jd says:

    For the most part I like the way Chrome's tabs and address/search field work the best – I think Google took IE7's awesome minimalist interface and improved it. IE9's tabs on the same "line" as the address bar is clunky – and doesn't leave much room for the tabs themselves (even less with 4:3 screens). I'm glad Microsoft didn't move the tabs into the Title Bar like Google did with Chrome, however, as even though Chrome is still my favorite browser, it's frustrating to not be able to double-click the title bar when Chrome has five or six tabs open and is Maximized (to Restore it).

    I also think Microsoft got the combined address/search field wrong; I ditto the frustration of having to either copy/paste or re-enter the search term to use a different search engine.

    Also very annoying is the removal of IE7's and IE8's caret on the Home button that allows you to easily add/modify your homepages; now you have to go into Internet Options to simply change the homepage.

    The performance looks very promising.

    Also – if Microsoft is going to hide Print in the Tools menu by default… at least make printing available on the menu itself… don't make it so you have to go to a sub-menu just to print (I know I know, Ctrl-P… but parents and novices don't get it).

    Congrats on getting rid of the status bar. I like Chrome's implementation better but IE9's a great improvement over IE9 in that area.

    Notifications on the bottom: I'm not a fan and it seems easier to spoof (the look like regular pop-unders) than the toast-style top notifications.

  57. Loow says:

    the most important here is that IE9 should not work so much and make my Laptop worm/warm all the time AS IE8 does!!! when i surf or play online games with OLD VERSION IE8 my laptop is working so much it getting so worm i cant even have IE8 it is so slow and use alot of RAM and i hope IE9 will be faster and not take up so much CPU…. this is the most important.!!!!! don't you guys think same?

  58. Adaminvegas67 says:

    Wow, see all this complaining, I started using IE9 Beta the day it was released and have not used another browser since.  It works great on my AMD 64 running windows 7 64 bit.  Also works great with my Nvidia graphics card.  I've had a few pages crashes sure.  But the performance boost has been killer.  The only problem I've seen is that occassionally it would remain running even after the windows were closed.  And I'd like to see settings allowing us to set how much vid ram on the card it can use.  I think many have forgotten that this browser uses your graphics chips to offload the rendering work.  Those with onboard graphics might see little enhancement or slow down.  The onboard graphics on my system even though they were Nvidia were pitiful which is why I bought a stand alone card.  I just wish I could make the 64 bit version the default, I love it!!!

  59. drd says:

    Lets make a list of good and bad things about IE9 as of today:

    Good:

    – Flying cows perform well with latest Discrete graphics cards.

    – Certain fonts look better if large enough

    Bad:

    – To use tabs you now need to upgrade display to wide screen and use it maximized

    – To use address bar you also need to upgrade display to wide screen and use it maximized

    – Certain popular fonts at popular sizes are horribly rendered on common DPI displays (it seems for <150 DPI displays exceptions need to be made for these fonts)

    – Quite a lot of sites that work in IE8 now work worse in IE9 even in IE8 doc mode or don't work at all

    – People who play Flying cows don't mind taking 5 seconds to install a native app that performs 10x better or more. Even in best case unrealistic benchmarks JS is 4+x slower than Intel C++ compiled code on Intel processors. So instead of running at say 4 Ghz your new computer performs same tasks like 1 Ghz from ~10 years ago, except now in a browser. Woo hoo. And that's in the best case! In reality stuff in browser runs like a dog with two legs amputated when compared to a native machine code.

  60. Marcus_Z says:

    but can anyone tell me when the beta2 will be released? this week or next week ?

  61. CoyCoy says:

    @Erwin Ried, that is a very reasonable thing to have in the next-generation web-browser. Please submit the feedback by pressing Alt+x+k or from connect website. They would entertain the feedback in some weeks (in my case it took 8 weeks before they made a first comment; coz there are over 4800 active feedback posts on connect, out of which more than 3000 are submitted in the last 1 or 2 months). Please let me know the connect link once you are done, i would also support your opinion (may be that little support prevents it going under "Done (as in rejected) – By design" and they reconsider it !!)     😀    m/

    Also, do you think something like this-> ( connect.microsoft.com/…/suggestion-for-ie9s-addressbar-and-title-of-the-webpage ) gonna get entertained?

  62. Aethec says:

    @drd >> It seems a lot of people think web apps are some magical thing that will save the world. When I look at CSS and HTML "added features", all I see is a reduced list of WPF/Silverlight features, but maybe that's just me…

  63. Alan says:

    IE9 Beta  For many mistakes yet. I think they should correct enough to reach a beta and so much more to the final

  64. Alan says:

    Beta IE9 For many mistakes yet. I think they should correct enough to reach a beta and so much more to the final

  65. Thomas says:

    I've installed version 7 of the platform preview on Windows 7 x64 machine. (8GB RAM, Pentium Dual Core 3.2GHz).  Now I realize that I won't the the same absolute performance number, but in every case that I've tested, it is MUCH slower than GC 7.0.517.44.  A case in point, on the HTML5 Sudoku solving 5000 games in GC takes 1.900 seconds, in PP7 it takes 30.628 seconds.  Now on my laptop (Core 2 Dual @ 2ghz, 4GB RAM, Windows 7×64) the time are quite a bit different.  For GC 6.993 seconds and PP7 1.382 seconds.  Is there really that much processor specific optimazation in the Platform preview?

  66. David says:

    Why can't you guys get this right scrap this peice of crap start over … still displaying simple css wrong, still has the poorest excuse for development tools in the market … WOW … you stay over promising and over delivering with this browser … Is the fact that the OS market system will default users to this that seems to cause microsoft to continually develop and inferior solution ??????????? fix it plz