IE8 to IE9

Dear Computer Lady,

Hello, and thank you for your wonderful newsletter.

I have Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. If I decide to download and install IE 9, can I still keep IE 8 on my computer as well, or does the new one eliminate the old?

Thank you, LucilleĀ 


Dear Lucille,

Unfortunately, you can only have one version of internet explorer installed at the same time, however, it is possible to go back to the old Internet Explorer if you need to.

So far, my experiences with Internet Explorer 9 have been positive. It seems to run a little faster than IE8, and is not as much of a resource hog. Internet Explorer 9 is the first IE version that supports some of the newer HTML and CSS codes, so newer web pages that you view will look better.

You will notice that it looks a little different from previous versions of IE, but the learning curve is not too steep.

If you want to give Internet Explorer 9 a try, make sure you set a restore point on your computer first, then upgrade.

If you want to go back to Internet Explorer 8, just follow these directions:

1. Click on the “Start button”, then click on “Control Panel” in the right column.

2. In the Control Panel window, click on the word, Programs”.

3. IN the “Programs and Features” section, click on “View Installed Updates”.

4. Scroll down until you find “Windows Internet Explorer 9”. Click on it, and click “Uninstall” in the toolbar at the top of the window.

Once you have removed IE9 and restarted your computer, you should be able to use IE8. If you have any problems, you can use the restore point that you set earlier to go back to before you upgraded Internet Explorer.


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