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Internet Explorer 9 makes use of two features available in Windows Vista and Windows 7, Direct2D and DirectWrite to speed up the user experience and they are unavailable in Windows XP. There are some minor security features that rely on the newer OS's security models and also make it incompatible with Windows XP. Get the full down low at Ars Technica - The ...


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Yes, right click the Internet Explorer frame and click the Show tabs on a separate row option.


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IE's built-in Tracking Protection feature does ad blocking. No add-on needed. You'll need to subscribe to a Tracking Protection List. Your choices range from bad to good. galacticninja once pointed out that some Tracking Protection Lists block tracking content only, not just ads. But plenty of lists deal with ads: TRUSTe: bad. TRUSTe is a for-profit ...


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No. As with previous IE beta releases, the new IE9 beta completely replaces the integrated IE8. IE9 can emulate IE8 using EmulateIE=8 but it's not guaranteed to behave in exactly the same way. There will probably be multiple-IE hacks that can be adapted for IE9, but again they've never quite exactly reproduced the behaviour of previous browsers. The fully ...


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As has been noted in repeatedly in both comments and in other answers, you CANNOT install IE6 in Windows 7. Doesn't work. Don't even try, Don't waste your time. Even IF you could get IE 9 off this system, all you'd get would be IE 8 (that's what comes by default in Win7), and that CANNOT be uninstalled. While some have suggested the complicated route of ...


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Internet Explorer exposes a lot of its functionality to everything else via COM components and DLLs. Anything in Windows that renders HTML for example, uses mshtml.dll which is upgraded with IE. This would also include controls and components available to programmers via the .NET framework, MFC, etc. Any security patches/bugfixes for IE will thus benefit ...


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Start with the site already pinned and no instances of IE running. Open the folder: %appdata%\microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar Launch notepad and drag the pinned icon from the folder into notepad. The InternetShortcut section should have two entries (IconFile and IconIndex). If they do not exist they can be added. A DLL or ICO ...


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Well, they could have written Internet Explorer 9 to work on Windows XP. Part of the reason is to move people away from Windows XP, but that's not JUST marketing, Windows XP really is outdated and full of security flaws. It's in everyone's best interest to ditch it, not just Microsoft and hardware vendors...


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Follow the instructions linked here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/681695/what-do-i-need-to-do-to-get-internet-explorer-8-to-accept-a-self-signed-certifica It's pretty much the same for IE9, except you have to press the Alt key on your keyboard to get the menu bar to pop up.


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This was an explicit decision by the IE team, made mostly because of the dearth of add-ons available at the time (like Flash) and the risk that non-savvy users might get "stuck" with 64-bit IE as their default browser and not know how to fix it. With more add-ons becoming available in 64-bit varieties, this decision may change at some point. (Source) ...


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Open Group Policy (type gpedit.msc in the Search programs and files field). Go to Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Internet Explorer Look for Turn off the Security Settings Check feature and set it to Enabled.


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I don't think you can really affect the browser mode setting; this seems to be a developer debugging feature. If a user is running IE9, the browser mode will be IE9 or IE9 Compatibility View. You can affect the compatibility view setting by using the X-UA-Compatible <meta> tag or HTTP header (though, watch out for the Tools -> Compatibility View ...


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Similar to IE7 and IE6 testing along IE8, virtual machines are especially useful. However, there are some tools that test only the rendering portion of IE (Trident) that can run a page against the different versions concurrently, but some other non-rendering bugs could remain. Tools: Microsoft Expression Web SuperPreview: ...


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Someone can prove me wrong, but IE6 will not install on Windows Vista or higher. Microsoft does offer free Virtual PC images, specifically with each older version of IE (including IE6) for testing purposes. They can be downloaded here. They do expire after some amount of time, but you can keep redownloading them for free.


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I had his happen to me. My issue ended up that I was using an invalid character in my local fqdn. In my case it was underscore. www.website_dev.com That name didn't allow cookies to work. When I changed the underscore to a hyphen everything was good.


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Without knowing which Captcha service was being used it is difficult to say, but there are lots of ways to programmatically make something all caps. Javascript, which is common in web pages, has a method called toUpper() which could do what you indicated. I guess the point is that is probably wasn't your computer, your browser, your keyboard, or your wife ...


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Because some organizations cannot upgrade to IE9 due to requirements of old web apps which do not support all modern standards, it's typical for IE upgrades beyond the version included with the original release of the OS not to be included on a Windows disk. It is possible however to integrate the latest version of IE into your Windows 7 source disk. There ...


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Assuming you mean "Windows XP", then no, you can't install IE9.


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To do this, simply press F12 to bring up the Developer view, click the Cache menu, and select Always refresh from server. The next time you load a page in that tab, it will redownload everything every time you navigate. This setting will not carry over to other tabs or be retained when you close the browser, however.


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Download the 64 Bit version of IE 9 and install it. After install, look at your All Programs menu and you'll see right under Internet Explorer (64-bit), "Internet Explorer" That is the 32-bit version. It installs alongside the 64bit version


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Make sure the downloaded files are proper, try re-downloading them by backing up and removing C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download Note that you might need to stop and start Windows Search for this to work. Your WindowsUpdate.log contains: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: ... When searching this error online, I ...


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Update MyWinLocker program or uninstall it. I have this issue with 1password. Although you say you haven't installed anything, it looks like MyWinLocker from EgisTec has installed a shell extension that is crashing. This doesn't come standard with Windows, so if you didn't install it then it must be baked into the Windows 7 install media you're using. If ...


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Under the tools menu (not the gear icon in the upper right corner) you can use the compatibility settings option to add sites to be always viewed in compatibility view or set all sites to be viewed that way. If you cannot find the tools menu, click 'Alt' to show the command bar once or right click the title bar and choosing 'Command Bar' from the menu to ...


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Don't forget that, as of this writing (23rd Oct 2010), IE9 is still a Beta broswer so there will be some issues with it. Is there a "report a problem page" for IE9 on the Microsoft site? If so tell them that the site fails - giving as much information as you can - and go back to your current browser. Hopefully, this sort of problem should be sorted out by ...


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Found it: Right click on the bar and check Show tabs on separate row.


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From How to Install 32-bit Version of IE9 on 64-bit Version of Windows 7 : Actually when you install 64-bit version, 32-bit version will also be installed in your Computer automatically. All you need to do is find the path of IE9 32-bit executable and create a shortcut to it and start using it. So you don't really have a choice - both are ...


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Windows uses a file locking model in which a file cannot be modified in any way if another program has that file open. This is why you often need to close other programs when installing software on Windows and to reboot the machine after doing some updates. (It needs to replace files which are being held open by Windows itself, so Windows needs to be shut ...


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Ok, I found the answer: you can't! Currently there isn’t a way to move the Favorites button to the left side of the screen. ... Steven Microsoft Answers Support Engineer http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_other/im-left-handed-just-upgraded-to-ie9-how-do-i-move/a867fbb9-7516-46da-bc71-027170a4d037


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Microsoft removed the progress bar when they rebuild IE9 The IE9 team built the UI from the ground up, starting with nothing and only adding what was needed (rather than starting with IE8 and removing features). Because the progress bar is very prone to error, sometimes remaining at less than 100% indefinitely regardless of whether the site was done ...


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Have a look in group policy, its under user configuration /or computer configuration --> Administrative template --> WIndows components --> Internet Explorer --> Internet Control panel --> Security page There just go to zone that you want to set. Or you can run GP report to see what setting is applied. To do that, open up cmd then type in gpresult /h ...



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