Download IE 9.0.8 via Windows Update

Last Updated on Friday, 13 July 2012 12:13 Written by admin Friday, 13 July 2012 12:13

A new release of Internet Explorer 9 is available for download via Windows Update. Microsoft’s serving the bits through WU because this is actually a security release for IE9. The best thing to do is make sure and update as soon as possible.


The July 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update. This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 9 on Windows clients and Moderate for Internet Explorer 9 on Windows servers. For more information, see the full bulletin.

Most customers have enabled automatic updating and do not need to take any action. We recommend that customers, who have not enabled automatic updating, enable it (Start Menu, type “Windows Update”). We recommend that administrators, enterprise installations, and end users who want to install this security update manually, apply the update immediately using update management software or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.

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Automatically enable or disable software hardware acceleration in IE9 – Fix it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 07:25 Written by admin Wednesday, 2 May 2012 07:25

There are scenarios in which you might want to disable Internet Explorer 9 software hardware acceleration, the feature that forces text and graphics rendering to be done by the GPU, and not by the CPU, as it was the case prior to IE9.
There’s an automatic Fix it solution from Microsoft at your disposal which makes it extremely simple to disable hardware acceleration, and then re-enable it when the need arises. Please bear in mind that KB2528233 refers to software-side rendering as opposed to GPU rendering.

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IE9 Usage on Windows 7 Climbs to 35.5% Worldwide in April

Last Updated on Tuesday, 1 May 2012 05:26 Written by Mire_B Tuesday, 1 May 2012 05:26

I do believe that it’s necessary for Microsoft to applaud every IE victory they can. Its rivals do the same for their browsers, so it’s a healthy enough tactic to keep the Redmond company from getting Internet Explorer buried completely, press-wise.

Among IE’s rather insignificant victories is a continuous market share increase, especially on Windows 7, that’s dwarfing Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and that other browser that doesn’t even merit a reference.

Microsoft is offering some statistics from Net Applications, noting that “IE9 growth on Windows 7 [is] continuing, hitting 35.5% worldwide as of the end of April. The data is particularly encouraging for users and developers in the US, with IE9 growing 4 points of share on Windows 7, hitting 52.9% usage share in April.”

Chrome 18 is at 21% worldwide according to the same Internet metrics company, while Firefox 11/12 is at 15.3%. In the US, Chrome 18 is at 15.1% of the market, while Firefox 11/12’s share climbed to 12.5%.

Critics will always point a finger at Microsoft and accuse the company of coughing up insignificant statistics, noting that Windows 7 users get served IE9 on a silver platter. But those used to being IE-bashing leaders have had to tone down since IE9 was launched, simply because Hachamovitch’s team did a really great job at breaking with the old IE legacy and starting anew.


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