What’s new in Internet Explorer 9?

(Warning it is still beta)

NOTE:
Is the Internet Explorer 9 Beta right for me?


Before you download the Internet Explorer 9 Beta, you should weigh the pros and cons of installing software that's still in development. The "beta" designation means that the software is still being tested—information from beta users will help to make the final product even better. If you install the beta release, you'll get to try out the many new features in Internet Explorer 9, but you might also experience a higher frequency of errors than you would using an earlier version of Internet Explorer.

You should consider downloading the Internet Explorer 9 Beta if all of the following apply to you:
  • You like to use the latest software and enjoy experimenting with new technology.
  • You feel comfortable troubleshooting computer problems yourself.
  • You don't mind updating software frequently.
You might want to wait for the final release of Internet Explorer 9 Beta if any of the following apply to you:
  • You prefer to install software once, and don't want to mess with it again.
  • You get frustrated if software doesn't always behave as you expect it to.
  • You want to continue using Internet Explorer 8 (Internet Explorer 9 Beta replaces it on your computer).
  • You rely on assistive technology software, such as a screen reader or screen magnifier, to browse the web.
If you think the Internet Explorer 9 Beta is right for you and you want to download it, go to the Internet Explorer 9 page.
Internet Explorer 9 Beta system requirements


Computer/Processor
  • Computer with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
Operating System
  • Windows Vista 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
  • Windows Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows 7 32-bit or higher
  • Windows 7 64-bit or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
Memory
  • Windows Vista 32-bit – 512 megabytes (MB)
  • Windows Vista 64-bit – 512 MB

  • Windows 7 32-bit – 512 MB
  • Windows 7 64-bit – 512 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit – 512 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit – 512 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit – 512 MB
Hard Drive Space
  • Windows Vista 32-bit – 70 MB
  • Windows Vista 64-bit – 120 MB

  • Windows 7 32-bit – 70 MB
  • Windows 7 64-bit – 120 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit – 150 MB
  • Windows Server 2008 64-bit – 200 MB

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit – 200 MB
Drive
  • CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
Display
  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
Peripherals
  • Modem or Internet connection
  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device