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Can’t Get IE9 on XP, What To Do?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Leslie from OH writes:

I still have Windows XP operating system. Lately some websites I visit have asked me to update my browser. I already have Internet Explorer 8. Why don’t they recognize it?

Windows XP, which was released in 2001, was declared “end of mainstream support” by Microsoft back in 2009. In April of 2014 it will reach “final end of life”, where it will no longer receive critical security updates of any kind. Microsoft has not released Internet Explorer 9 for Windows XP because of this, so you’re left using IE 8, which is a nearly three year old web browser design.

The best solution, if you’re still using Windows XP, is to consider using an alternate web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Both are very well regarded and considered by almost all techies as superior to IE8. These web browsers are also updated and feature the latest in security and compatibility with websites that use some of the latest technology.

Hope this helps, Leslie!


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3 Responses to “Can’t Get IE9 on XP, What To Do?”

  1. Reb says:

    Google Stinks! I would never recommend them to anyone. I email to 144 people each and every day. Google is constantly placing limits on my outgoing emails. I have tried for years to contact them re this problem all w/o success. I have never found any way to contact them, not by email, phone or any other means. I have tried to set up a group with Google, again w/o success, or any help from Google. I have also sought help from my group, but no one has any idea how to solve this problem.


  2. Joe says:

    I am attempting to respond to Tim’s response to Leslie but you don’t make it very easy to do this. Tim’s response was right on. Microsoft has ruined browsing and is the best advertising for Mac. I realize there is a learning curve to Mac but until such time that I can afford to make the jump, I will rely on Mozzilla and Google Chrome. I swear Microsoft intentionally destroys their current browser to promote the new version. Please respond, Joe

  3. Al says:

    I agree Google sucks and they watch and keep a record of everyhere you go and everywhere you search, making big dineros off of your computing habits. Mozilla is okay except for the fact that it uses more system resources to perform its tasks, however there is a watered down version that’s not so bad, except for its search engine which royally sucks. Now with Microsoft it is not as stated above. Their eventual goal is to eliminate the personal computing experience and have every one fly off to the cloud, where they have complete control of everything. Has anyone ever noticed with BING that they shove down your throat that searches only display minimal results. That’s not just because of a bad search engine, it’s because they want to censor what ever your searching for. There was (1984) style movie, starring Alan Arkin and featured Robert Dinero; I believe called Brasil; that was done as a mad comedy. If you have a chance look it up, because unfortunately it becoming true life today.

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