As part of my standard troubleshooting for a user's issue with a webapp, I uninstalled their version of IE9 x64 by locating the original update in Windows Updates. Now I can't seem to find an installer that will work to get the program back.

The option to select it in Windows Features has disappeared as well since I uninstalled it.

Microsoft only gives you the option to download it for Vista or Server 2008 for development purposes. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-9-details.aspx

Any other 3rd-party link I've found looks like something that would be loaded with malware.

Our office requires use of IE9 for compatibility purposes with our corporate webapps.

  • I'm not sure whether to downvote this for not already having an accessible copy of a vital app in-house, or for not having updated the corporate apps to at least IE 11 for security reasons. – Tetsujin Aug 26 '15 at 16:34
  • I don't know why their apps need IE9 or why they haven't upgraded but I'm not really one to argue with a multi-billion dollar corporation. – Jacob K Aug 26 '15 at 16:36
  • It looks to me, though I may very, very well be mistaken, that IE9 is no longer supported on Windows 7, only IE11: support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/microsoft-internet-explorer – ChrisInEdmonton Aug 26 '15 at 16:38
  • browserstack.com may be useful to you. That's not my site, I'm just a user of their product. – ChrisInEdmonton Aug 26 '15 at 16:41
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    @JacobK That is weird - you are right. I am going to probably get my hand slapped, but you could use the link from FileHippo. I agree that Microsoft should have it available on their site. – Leptonator Aug 26 '15 at 16:48

thanks to @Leptonator for the solution.

the link from FileHippo worked and installed on the users machine successfully with no malware.


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  • new link is correct – Jacob K Aug 26 '15 at 17:22

Might be helpful:

You can use IETester to test with most of IE versions. Installs as a separate program and allows to check from IE5.5 up to the latest (IE10 only on W8 machines).

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