IE 9 to be available through Windows Update

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IE 9 to be available through Windows Update

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This article from PC World explains that IE 9 will be available through Windows Update next week, on 4/18.
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Thanks, Ted!

It's good to read that users (of Windows Vista and Windows 7) will be given a choice - to install IE9, to delay installation (it will be offered again later) or to decline.

And please note that the rollout will start on the 18th of April - it will not be offered to all users at once, but gradually over the next weeks.
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IE9 was available to me as an option via Windows Updates earlier this week with this month's Second Tuesday Patches. So I downloaded it, and put back all the toolbars which are now optional. It didn't look very exciting, the less so since I use Firefox - except for updates!

Now all I need to do is to find out how I can download the remaining 5 updates, overcoming the 800B0100 error code (supposedly related to update server congestion, but surely not for four days)...
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If you were offered IE9 prior to today via WU, that should mean that you had one of the pre-RTM versions installed.

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Does anyone have an opinion of whether or not IE9 should be installed in place of IE8?
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"Should"? In the end that's a matter of personal preference.

I think Internet Explorer 9 has enough advantages to make it worthwhile:
- It is noticeably faster.
- It has better protection against malicious websites.
- It has support for HTML5 so that it can display effects that IE8 can't.
- Compatibility mode works well for sites that don't display correctly in IE9 (but I've hardly had to use it).
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Thanks Hans for the reply. I only have one machine that I could install it on and I was trying to decide if I wanted to do that.
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I agree with Hans, we have it on all machines and is running as designed.
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Thanks Dave that is good to know.
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