Internet Explorer 9 RTM download links now live

By Tom Warren, on 15th Mar 11 2:11 am with 26 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 RTM

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 has arrived.

The software giant has spent a year perfecting its latest and greatest browser, after originally unveiling the first IE9 developer Platform Preview a year ago on March 16. Internet Explorer 9 development has been fast paced. The company announced and released the original beta in September and a Release Candidate in February. Microsoft’s final version, available today, is only six months after the first beta. Microsoft’s shockingly quick browser turnaround is something that the company will focus on for future versions. Internet Explorer 9 is the beginning of unbundling the browser from Windows builds and marks the start of a fast pace development process to provide regular updates going forwards.

Microsoft revealed earlier this month that users have downloaded 36 million copies of Internet Explorer 9 since its beta release in September. The software maker launched its final development milestone version of Internet Explorer 9 on February 10. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 includes an enhanced UI, HTML5 support, hardware accelerated browsing and some great security improvements. Microsoft has included Tracking Protection in Internet Explorer 9. The new privacy feature allows consumers to address their concerns about being tracked on the web. Internet Explorer 9 offers users a new opt-in mechanism to identify and block many forms of undesired tracking such as cookies, web beacons, advertisements and trackers. Tracking protection involves lists that can be published online. Microsoft’s second security enhancement is the ability to block ActiveX controls. Internet Explorer 9 includes an “ActiveX filter” option. The filter allows users to switch off ActiveX elements within their session, furthering Microsoft’s commitment to security within its browser.

Microsoft’s latest browser includes some great improvements for end users too. Improved tabbing, pinning and HTML5 support will make the web more beautiful claims Microsoft. The software giant has partnered with some big names to show off just what Internet Explorer 9 is capable off and it’s likely that hundreds more will follow in the coming months. Microsoft isn’t stopping at Internet Explorer 9 though. The company plans to bring its improvements to the mobile space. Windows Phone 7 will include a mobile version of IE9 later this year. The company will also ship regular Platform Previews to keep developers ready for the next versions of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 9 is just the start.

Download links for Internet Explorer 9:

Windows  7 (x86 version)

Windows 7 (x64 version)

Windows Vista (x86 version)

Windows Vista (x64 version)

  • SHoTTa35

    Awesome Tom, Thanks!

  • Holi

    Any chance of posting links for other languages? :(

  • jbarcus81

    Downloading now.. Thanks Tom!!

  • Sebastian Gorgon

    downloaded =)

  • Anonymous

    now if only disquss would work properly in IE9, seems the content filtering rules from beautyoftheweb block something or disquss has some bugs.. fails on WP7 as well (at least on my focus..)

  • Marilynmanson

    Thank You!

  • 810

    Can’t install. it says i have no final build of win 7, but i have win 7 ultimate sp1

  • Jeisson Beltrán O.

    other languages?

  • Guest

    what about the ‘a few surprises’ previously mentioned ???

  • finally!!

    Looks like the problem with GTA IV (wininet.dll) has been fixed! I lauched GTA IV 15 times sucessfully without any crash! With IE 9 RC it would sometimes crash on the first screen (the one with copyright info).

    • Victor

      I thougt this crash was Windows Live related .

  • Raphael Silva Gomes
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  • Erick Flatcher

    servers is down

    hello from russia and ;)

  • Erick Flatcher
  • Anonymous

    What happened to HTML5 Bing? =(

    • Huhuhhwhuhuhwhu

      Yeah Tom, what happened to HTML 5 Bing? Was reeeeeeeeeeeally looking forward to it.

    • Tom W

      It’s still slated to be revealed shortly as far as I know. Patience :)

  • Sml156

    umm this has been out for a while

    • Tony Sutton

      That’s the RTM version. Read the article properly. :P

  • GP007

    Installed here and working great, even seems to have yet another nice boost in performance compared to RC.

    On the installer note, did the RC also ask you to close apps or it’d have to restart windows? The first time I saw it was now when I installed the final. Closing down my apps kinda sucks but at least this way you don’t have to restart Windows itself. I hope this means the next version won’t need any restarting or closing of apps at all.

  • Naddelchen

    Same problem @ 810. Doesnt work for me, yet i have win7 ultimate

  • Adam Shaw

    Tried to find a download link on the Microsoft website…..failed…..
    Found it here!!!!
    Thanks.. been using the RC we’ll wee whats changed.


    perfect thanks