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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9): Problems With Beta?

The beta for Internet Explorer 9 has been available to download for a few days now. It is being promoted by Microsoft as “play in a more beautiful web”. The look of the new browser is said to be more simplistic and the address bar doubles up as the search box.

My colleague Jamie Pert has commented on how IE9 loaded up some popular websites such as Facebook pretty quick. It also seems that Microsoft has taken ideas from rival browsers, but this could be Microsoft’s best browser to date. The Beta download is only 39MB in size so doesn’t take long to download to your system.

As with all Beta downloads there will be problems, as it is not the finished product. Have you downloaded IE9? And have you spotted any problems? Tell us what you think of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 so far.

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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JR
JR

Ran update for Vista 10/4/2013, reboot failed and got black screen. Lost confidence in Microsoft, after years of buying MS computers, and am now finally looking at Apple purchase.

Cdenil
Cdenil

Have become VERY frustrated with IE9 alsoIE8..they tend to lose connection to my msn games. Do they(Microsoft) want us to use Bing only?
I am really disappointed with Explorer this year!

Clairebrazil
Clairebrazil

After downloading Internet Explorer 9  I cannot make my printer print.  Have tried different options to no avail.  Hope you have a solution.  Thank you.

Perry
Perry

It is rubbish with very basic errors of usability :-
(1) I cannot attach anything to upload files into the web based world i.e. my CV as I am trying to get a job as a Surveyor NOT as a computer software tester
(2) My wife had a similar problem trying to upload stuff via her offices VPN
(3) If i wanted to buy an adstream – i would sign up to a cheap product – or is IE becoming …..

Perry
Perry

It is rubbish with very basic errors of usability :-
(1) I cannot attach anything to upload files into the web based world i.e. my CV as I am trying to get a job as a Surveyor NOT as a computer software tester
(2) My wife had a similar problem trying to upload stuff via her offices VPN
(3) If i wanted to buy an adstream – i would sign up to a cheap product – or is IE becoming …..

Kai

I gave this thing a try (2 or 3 months) and I admit at first I hated it, but now I got used to it. I would’ve love to keep this but the flickering ads as the other reviewers mentioned is really very annoying. No way of removing them. Can’t download yahoo games or some other stuff on the net, the browser will stop working. Can’t view some of the items I want (in Eddie Bauer site) to buy because the pictures will flicker/disappear. I’m sure there are other bugs I haven’t encountered but the thing is, IE9 needs to be ironed… Read more »

Andy
Andy

I have downloaded–and uninstalled EXPLORER 9. The first time was s few months ago and I was excited with the new upgrade. However, it proved nothing but trouble and then had to tediously uninstall it and go back to an earlier system backup. Then I tried to download it again recently, thinking they got the kinks worked out. Nothing–no improvement.

What is going on here? Don’t they read comments from users? I never seen ANYTHING positive. DON”T DOWNLOAD EXPLORER 9.

Kelly R

I downloaded it yesterday…..and I hate it.  I want internet explorer back!  I am getting all these crazy little flickery ads on the screen, and no X button to remove them.  I also can not send any emails from my yahoo account.  It is really frustrating!  Don’t download this!!!!

sheila greer

Horrible.  HORRIBLE……………..DO NOT UPGRADE TO E9.   Pages load up RED-ORANGE, and cannot read print on this garrish background.  It is glaring, and seems to be present ONLY when I use Explorer and since the update to 9.  I give up and will use Firefox, until Explorer gets it together.   Thank you, FIREFOX!!  Why EVER would they release this massive debacle?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you even CONSIDER downloading Explorer 9, now or EVER!  It’s the biggest waste of 0’s and 1’s that Microsoft ever attempted!  They didn’t even try to test it… no!  They have US do all their testing on it!  Saves them tons of money!

Anonymous
Anonymous

If Explorer 9 is the best Microsoft can do, they should get out of the business of creating browsers ENTIRELY!  I had tons of problems with it!  I had to do a system restore to the day before I downloaded explorer 9.  I don’t think Microsoft even tried to test it.  I hate the interface too!  I will stay with Explorer 8 until I have no choice but to change!!!!!!

Robert

same as most comments…i have a new laptop with 7 and when i installed ie9 it went black and slowed down my system…how can this be a faster internet? the claims are misleading to say the least. SUX

Tosha Muhammad

well even though this might not seem like much, but i play games on facebook and certain features i cannot use because i downloaded internet explorer 9. But when i had internet explorer 8 everything worked just fine 🙁 kind of irritating but although i love internet explorer 9 and hope that these problems can be fixed soon ! 🙂

Dr. Puppy MD

dont like all the pop up videos on website. the video are a big block from seeing the websites and cant close the videos.  

Mike Ruiz

I use Windows 7 and I installed  IE 9 and now I can’t download or open files from my emails

Ronda Johnson-Mccullough

all i can say is i HATE it… i have a BRAND NEW laptop that worked wonderfully until i installed this horrible ie 9. totally crashed me computer for 3 days. i finally am able to get online but it freezes and crashes and i get a “facebook is not responding or yahoo is not responding, or messages of that nature. i hate it i hate it i hate it. im not new to computers i can fix my own usually. (never had to take it to be fixed). but this is aggravating…..it needs fixed badly. 

Faizan
Faizan

IE 9 crashing problem appeared on my uncle PC i fixed that problem by following this guide: http://backspacetab.com/2011/05/16/internet-explo
and now that son of a bitch problem appeared in my PC, i followed the guide but it didn't worked for me. Need your help to fix it.
Thanks in advance!!

Steven
Steven

I downloaded internet 9 today and I loaded it up and it is really slow and won't display web pages.

Craig
Craig

I downloaded IE 9 and it makes my computer freeze. Even task manager will not end task. I have to soft boot the machine to get it back up. Also all my favorite sites are gone.

Joe
Joe

I've been using win7 x64 bit for a while and like it but ie9 just caused far to many problems and I was forced to go back to windows 8 vary quickly as was just to slow to use and slowed other programs trying to update causing them to crash. I tryed re-downloaded programs such as Acrobat DivX & Quicktime to make certain that they were compatable and reseting internet and firewall to setting to default but notheing helped. I may downlad this after another 3 months and some of the kinks have been strightend out but untill then ie9… Read more »

Ethan
Ethan

me w7 32bit, no problems with installing IE9 but after a few days it seems like it getting slower and won't load full page.

Diane
Diane

IE9 has issues with Frontpage websites. Most of the text is missing when viewing certain sites.

becky hall
becky hall

It will not let me post or visit or ask for anything on fronterville or framville. All this time i thought it was there sites. But it is not, it is this program. I think you should have all the bugs worked out before you put it out there for people to use. I would like to go back to internet explorer 8. By the way what is cross site-scripting? It keeps tell me that when I try to post? Don't try to ask explorer 9 they will not answer.

Bob
Bob

I've been running Windows 7 x64 for many months, mostly all good. Loaded IE 9 x64 version, first, and found too many problems running video clips, flash, non-access to many websites, and a constant "screen pause" situation. Reverted to the standard IE 9 and most issues with video and flash were taken care of; however, still have limited access(aka none) to several of sites my kids use for games. AND the biggest issue is the "screen or browser session pause" situation. This is constant, I've investigated many avenues for why, unable to answer. I can either just sit and wait… Read more »

avastarr10
avastarr10

It's horrible! HP tells me they are inundated with calls from those running Windows 7. It is not compatible. I spent twenty hours trying to fix this. I get an error message every time I start the computer saying "You are not running Genuine Windows." Really? It came installed on my Pavillion when I bought it.

It also disabled my print spooler, AVG and Maladbytes. It cost $200 to get the Print Spooler reinstalled. Explorer 9 messes up the Registry.

sacnee
sacnee

youtube videoes close immediately saying malicious add on has been blocked..
it is a very irritating experience .. i'm reverting to ie 8

Beverly B
Beverly B

Mine download fine. Initially had FB pinned to desktop, but removed because link was incorrect. Tried pinning again, this time the logo for FB is on IE logo. I know, minor. Cannot change icon.

edoued
edoued

works also on my win 7 32 bit.. also kinda fats maybe?

Donna
Donna

I been having the same problems as "Fred" and my computer crashes alot , especially when I'm on Facebook. Now I cannot access Facebook on my computer. I can on my Phone so I know thatI'm still active on Facebook. I have been having to many problems withIE9 and i no longer can go back to IE8. IE8 was far better.

Computer Analyst
Computer Analyst

Oh and I forgot to add after the restore i couldnt get on the internet!!!!!!!!

Computer Analyst
Computer Analyst

I have w7-64….First off, it was not faster for me than IE8 it was slower. Second it does'nt look like IE8 and the user interface just sucks….I know it's suppose 2 be new but keep the user interface because i liked the task bar being at the bottom. Third i had 2 refresh my page every 3 or 4 searches to show everything and it still didnt show all…Fourth some sites and programs were not compatible with it.. Fifth not only does it crash but i had my laptop only 3 days and after i installed it i couldnt even… Read more »

Bryan
Bryan

Pages freeze a lot, especially when right clicking on something.

Fred
Fred

Internet Explorer 9 beta can't handle Java very well

pat RICK
pat RICK

Chat bars on some websites do not work. and popup windows for alot of facebook aps dont load. needs new plugins out.

Hootsmon
Hootsmon

Downloaded and used IE9 in Windows 7 32 bit version. All very nice but……….seems to be some conflict with User Account Control. In IE8 when clicking on a website link, if it didn't open, you had to double click on the Protection Mode section in the status bar; change your settings to either On or Off as necessary. After the change, clicking on the link will open in a new window. There doesn't appear to be any allowance for the Protection Mode in the status bar in IE 9. There is no directive and you just sit waiting for the… Read more »

Bob
Bob

Save Target As downloads only get to about 99% then don't finish

eleonora james
eleonora james

I am having problems sending messages on the tagged site so far with explorer 9.havent used it for everything just as yet,but this is one glitch it has

Rose
Rose

Im using Google IME tamil language its working with google chrome but its not working properly on internet explorer 9 latest version any one please help me How can I do ?

Melissa
Melissa

I've uninstalled it due to my emails no longer being able to have attachments. Even after changing the security from advanced to medium.

Charles
Charles

My computer totally crashed getting on the internet. It would not download my internet sites. I was really upset what it was doing. If I were you DO NOT DOWNOLAD the Internet Explorer 9, it does nothing but cause you trouble. I have Windows 7 and a brand new HP which worked great until this happened.

bcfd144
bcfd144

I down loaded it today. liked how it looked, but would not allow my yahoo mail to work rt. It wouldnt allow the contact drop windows to appear when I wanted to send an email. I didnt bother to try it on any other stuff I use daily. If it wont work on my email rt, no reason to use it. Ill gove it a few months and try again.

dieter
dieter

I lost all of my bookmarks when after installing IE 9. This is a real pain. Now I can't uninstall IE 9.

William Dinkins
William Dinkins

Tried IE9. Lots of hang ups and crashes. Removed it and went back to IE8. When I downloaded IE9 I didn't realize it was still beta. Might try it again if MS ever gets a complete final version but for now will continue to use Firefox.

TCam
TCam

I can't get adobe flash to install on it….picnic will not even load…some picture web sites are either broken in parts of the web page or won't load at all. I have installed, uninstalled flash multiple times trying to get it to work. Guess I am going back to firefox…being I am into photography and grapics explorer is useless to me in this state..

Larrry Goldberg
Larrry Goldberg

I downloaded 9 (my PC uses windows 7 service pack 1), and my internet service stopped. My home page would come up (MSN.com), but I was unable to go any further. Any request (new page, go to a specific story) I would get a error message indicating the explorer had stop working. I had to have service tech, delete 9 and reinstall 8 to get my internet nworking again. I want my service call cost reimbursed!

Ashis
Ashis

Whenever I search something through the Bing bar from msn.com,strange that ie9 hangs for a minute,and only then displays search results.Its ok searching form bing.com or search bar,but why wont it quickly search from msn.com?Need help.Have already tried resetting ,and the like.Nothing is working,though.

Umesh T
Umesh T

Fails to load images on Yelp.com from time to time. Refreshing doesn't work
Fails to maintain session with Hulu.com
Fails to load some of the buttons images with myfitness.com

Screw it! I am getting it the hell out of my PC!!!

Jim
Jim

works well with my windows7 EXCEPT when i go to read my email at AOL.com
It says i have emails but none show up, can't be seen, invisible…thanks alot microsoft!
Can i uninstall and go back to IE8??

chelle
chelle

Since install of exp 9 my childrens binweevils account does not work?any one know how to uninstall?thanks.

chell

Since install of exp 9 my childrens binweevils account does not work properly.Can only assume this is the problem may have to uninstall anyone know how?.thanks

Kim
Kim

Does not work. Keeps sending problem to microsoft. Not responding.

Miguel A.
Miguel A.

I have Win 7 and IE9, and have problems with LinkId, "next" screen, is not working at all.
please, any advice?
configuration, is the factory one, and seems to be ok…
please help.

Ken Schulz
Ken Schulz

Wow. After reading 7 pages of negative FB here, and countless other sites with the same FB, I am so thankful I have not installed this nightmare of a program! It pays to do research before jumping into an "update" like this.
I will most definitely wait until well after an official IE9 release before I even consider downloading this program. Hopefully by then, MS has all of these problems sorted out. MS never should've released this failure of a browser, even as a Beta. It's this kind of cr@p that wrecks a companys reputation.

DAveMH
DAveMH

Having given it three months finally un installed, windows Vista 32bit, was quick and simple to load and set up, then problems with some website functions, particularly forum posts and uploading photographs, which was slow and got slower, then finally stopped. Issuses with pages and links on Fbook, and gave up this week after three crashes in 45 mins.

Giridhar
Giridhar

Many websites are not getting opened completely and probably not at all !
ex: http://www.google.co.in, http://support.hp.com, etc. many are there!

Hope I need to switch over asap, as it is affecting the actual work,

hope the issues will be resolved in complete version.

Awais
Awais

I just installed Internet explorer 9 and it stopps working when try to stream videos on youtube

RobK
RobK

I have started to have a problem with IE9. First of all, its slow, and asked me questions way to much that has to do with security. Next, and more importantly, I will google a site, and click on a link, and click on it, the screen will go right back to a Google start page. Its done it a few times. This just started today. I tried pausing my protection…no change. I tried these same site with FF 4 Beta, and they worked well. MS, if this is the best that you can do, I will never use IE9… Read more »

Jacques
Jacques

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit

IE 9 is soooo very slow! Chocking!!!

Switching to a new web page leaves you with the impression that your keyboard is defective. At first, nothing happens, then after 4 or 14 or even 40 seconds, the expected page shows-up… And there is now visual feedback telling us that something is actually downloading!
Many many security warnings pop up at the bottom of the page; the funnyest ones offer to close some applications to fpeed-up the browser by 5 millisecinds! Imagine!

kickme22
kickme22

This is a weird problem I experienced. After installing IE9 an internet video link I watch using windows media player stopped working. As soon as i got rid of IE9 the link started working again.

Dilen Ashman

I have Windows Vista (HP) 32-bit i downloaded IE9 and it would only load up blank white pages can someone help?

Dobre Ruxandra

i have win 7 64 and ie9 beta does not work, i can't see the page, it shows me that the pgae is loaded but there is just a blank page i can acces links on the invizible pages but i can't see them, i don't get errors i tried updates, nothing.. microsoft is realy weird now..

Myself
Myself

Cannot seem to adjust my cookie settings. Am planning to uninstall tonight as fed up with re-logging into all my forums etc.
Also, black picture / videoproblem – especially with googlemaps. Just won't show streetview.

Unyo
Unyo

After installing the ie9.0, online chess.com games not working anymore. It was working fine in ie8.0. Pls help to resolve this problem.

Steve
Steve

Doesn't work on w7-64bit or vista-64 both computers downloaded fine but when I tried to run it in stopped working before it loaded and says Internet explorer stopped working close program. It closes but the same message keeps popping up.. had to forse close using task manager. Went back to IE8. IE9 needs lots of work!!

funtobewith11
funtobewith11

I use Windows Vista and it loaded fine and worked except that it would not allow me to view .wmv files from the internet. I cound not fid a fix for it so I removed it and am back to IE8. Once a fix is found I will go back to IE9

Stevirobbo
Stevirobbo

I don't like the missing back button 🙁 you can't click on the arrow inbetween the forward and back buttons now as it doesn't seem to be there I used this a lot in 7& 8 guess I will have to try and get used to this, every update why do they change sides with the buttons? I know they want it to look better but all it does is confuse, it's exactly the same as 8 and 7 otherwise just a mirror image and any updated stuff that is hidden will never be used by most people anyway, all… Read more »

HMMM
HMMM

HATE IT. DOESNT SHOW PNG PICTURES ON SLIDESHOWS

Andy Christensen
Andy Christensen

Tried IE9 for a day or so.
TWO PROBLEMS found so far.
1. drop downs when typing in a word won't activate. So I had to completely type the word.
2. vidoes on YouTube, etc., just flash on and off. I have to go to full page to see them.

I uninstalled it but may try again when these and other problems are solved.
Like it for the most part, though.
Andy Christensen

Jim
Jim

Installation was easy. Running Vista 32bit. Some pages are slow to load and major problems with submitting fill in forms. At times links in pages fail to do anything. will be trashing this version and going back to v.8

anthony
anthony

internet explorer 9 will not work,, my home page googlecrome will not come up with

Dennis
Dennis

cannot get my favorites tool bar to display vertically on the left side of the screen. It wants to display horizontially, and need to click on right arrows to display??

bbhett
bbhett

Had a win7 32 bit with me… and I have problem loading flash games.. It would hang in the middle of uploading.. and I end up quitting..

Its pretty fast just like G**gle after reformatting my pc and updating its patch.. Before I had a hard time usign IE beta 9, but I have no choice but to keep her for my Y!Messenger.

But still, nothing beats Mr. G! hehehe

Ted
Ted

I installed IE9 a few days ago on Vista Home Premium 64 bit. It ran fine from the getgo and I was pleased with it as a browser.
Then I noticed my most used Windows Sidebar Gadgets acting funky. They would run intermittently, not at all or had lost some of their options. It may be that the gadgets needed to be removed and reinstalled under IE9.
I chose to remove IE9, reverting back to IE8. All is well again at the home front.

MrMez
MrMez

Loaded it on Win 7 64 & 32-bit PC's. Loads fast & seems to work well exept for problems with Flash (on both)

karl
karl

Why dont they fully test their updates before they fuck up everyone computers instead of using us as guinea pigs.

Mori
Mori

I am not able to open videos on Face Book with the new ie9 but I was able to open with ie8. I downloaded the google chrome and Firefox. I am able to open videos on Face Book with google chrome and firefox. So, must be an issue with ie9.
Does anyone know how to fix it?

Ethan
Ethan

Problems with facebook chat on internet explorer 9. and some status updates looked like a script was missing of something.

Eric
Eric

After installing IE9 i cannot get my virginmedia mail to open and have to go for the HTML version basic. Also it wont work with on line flight booking companies such as Easy jet . It just cannot continue any progress through booking atall. I am quite dissapointed and probably will uninstall it.

GrandmaJo
GrandmaJo

IE Explorer 9 won't allow selection tool to select area to zoom in weather underground radar map. Probably has problems with any site that uses same web tool. I can't believe that after so many months there are still so many problems with IE 9.

Wayne
Wayne

IE9 will work with my Vista 32 bit only if there are no add-ons. If I try to use the add on version it crashes every time I attempt to load it. Too bad. Speed was much improved over IE8. Back to Chrome!

Aaron
Aaron

ive been using ie 9 for about a week and havent found any problems so far overall a good browser.

btsbits
btsbits

Opens very quickly for me, but sadly, it closes just as fast, before i can even 'touch' anything on it. I would use the built in bug reporting tool, but that would require being able to get to it. I was going to develop a web site to ensure it looked proper in IE, but now I can't until I uninstall and download IE 8.

Taha Bashir
Taha Bashir

I have face the serious problem about IE9 . The problem is its functioning . When i Search any thing in google in IE9 and then select the searh content to remove. IE9 Automatically go back to main page and i cant select what i wrote…. and the second we cant change google background image with IE9 and easily can change with IE8

Bruce
Bruce

I can’t blog on CBS sport page

I can’t do my online banking.

There are so much it won’t do.

So I went back to IE8

IE 9 SUCKS

Roy
Roy

Loaded IE9 on my laptop w7 64bit but was unable to veiw any videos on facebook tried a few times but to no avail. Unloaded and went back to IE8 all works well. Hope Microsoft sort it out was impressed with speed.

vendelin
vendelin

Installed on W7 Ultimate and keep getting error reporting message. It just would not work on my computer and I have to use Firefox.

sean
sean

the apple store never works correctly, and if theres a simple problem all browsers open will not respond at all. pointless program needs to be reset atleast once a week

caine
caine

I downloaded IE9 and and I am running it on windows 7 premium. A few of the problems that I have come across are that it will load facebook quickly but it will not allow posting or gift requests. I also have some issues with different web pages not loading. About 15% of the time IE tells me that it cannot display my bing home page when i boot up IE.

are there any updates or patch files released that might fix these issues

thx

shinil
shinil

Video is not playing.. Also most of the scripts are not working..

shinil
shinil

Sites with call back is not working..

Javon Williams
Javon Williams

IE9 won’t allow me to comment on websites… it won’t let me upload videos on facebook… it won’t let me type info on websites such as greyhound.com…

Iain
Iain

I have Vista 32-bit. IE9 was a disaster. It idn't load a single web page, just kept reloading stating there was an error. I had to run system restore. Leave the beta and just wait until they get it right.

mark
mark

It will not let me view temp. internet files. I want my IE8 back.

guest
guest

No problems installing IE9beta , but caused problems on my computer–Windows 7. Windows I opened shadowed and stayed shadowed and Cox Security Suite-McAfee is not compatible. Had to uninstall IE9beta and computer now works much better and faster.

neon
neon

I am actually surprised to see all the bad comments about ie9. I use ie9 64 bit with square flash 10.3(2?) 64 bit and it works amazingly. I play a sloppy flash written game that used to use anywhere from 20-60 percent of my cpu, it now uses 0-4 percent at idle with spikes of cpu use during play. all while using 8-12 percent of my gtx 285. No crashes, only been running a day though. The graphical animations in my flash game run smoother though, oddly enough.

doug
doug

When i try to play online facebook games have nothing but trouble, kickmania and hooves of fire cannot play them at all now. farmville plays but wont let me publish gift post as explorer 9 wont let the publish box to come up on screen. wish i could go back to explorer 8 some how?

rob
rob

unable to open sky email with ie9
sky email opens ok with chrome

Types
Types

it wont work! the installation went smoothly, however, when i tried to start it up, it sent me error messages. all of this results in me having to take a trip to the task manager and ultimately ending everything associated with Internet Explorer, HELP!

Sunaru
Sunaru

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Sunaru
Sunaru

For some reason my tab key won't indent when typing something in ie9. When I use the tab key it switches my cruiser from where I'm typing to the address bar. If I press the tab key again it highlights buttons on my toolbar.

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