Internet Explorer

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What Version of Internet Explorer do I Have?

To determine what version of Internet Explorer you are running, open Internet Explorer and go to Help > About.

Download IE9

Windows Internet Explorer 9 (abbreviated as IE9) is the latest web browser developed by Microsoft in the Internet Explorer browser series.

Go to Microsoft's Internet Explorer website to download Internet Explorer 9.

Disabling Internet Explorer

Windows does not allow the uninstallation of Internet Explorer, but Windows 7 does give the option to disable it as a Feature.

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu.
  2. Choose Programs or Programs and Features.
  3. Click on Turn Windows features on or off.
  4. Un-Check the box for Internet Explorer and click "Yes" to continue.
  5. Click "Ok" and wait while Windows make changes.

Problems with Internet Explorer

Many problems with IE can be fixed with a complete reset. Try resetting if you are experiencing problems that cannot be fixed by clearing the cache/cookies. You can do this by first navigating here: Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset. A new window should open and you should be asked if you want to reset. Select the reset button to reset IE completely to its pre-defined defaults. After that is complete, you should restart IE by closing all open instances of it and then reopening IE. Problems with IE have mainly occurred when upgrading from old versions rather than first time installations. Also, the compatibility of the browser itself to various sites and services may be causing problems while browsing.

Blocked Downloads

By default, IE 9 blocks file downloads. The Information Bar alerts users when files are blocked but this default may prevent users from being able to download files. To avoid this situation, users should set the IE Security Settings to enable "Automatic prompting for file downloads." The default setting for this option is "Disable."

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
  2. Under the Security tab, select Web content zone, Internet.
  3. Under Security level for this zone, click Custom Level.
  4. In the Security Settings panel, scroll down to the Downloads section.
  5. Under the Automatic prompting for file downloads subheading, click Enable.
  6. Click OK on both panels, then close all of your active browser sessions for the changes to take effect.