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Tim Fisher

"How Do I Update Internet Explorer?"

By July 6, 2009

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A part of what I do here on my About.com site is create PC troubleshooting guides. Many of those guides are focused on solving specific error messages.

A troubleshooting step in many of those guides is to update Internet Explorer to the latest version available. It tends to fix many problems because of how integrated IE is with the rest of Windows.

I know many reading this would have no problem doing that but for those that do: all you need to do to update IE is download the latest version from Microsoft and then install it. Piece of cake.

I created this document as a way to keep the latest version number updated and provide a link to Microsoft's download area for IE. I'll be linking to this page from my troubleshooting guides, which should help.
July 31, 2009 at 2:25 am
(1) Kenny says:

Here’s a better idea. Download Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer is an unsafe piece of garbage.

July 31, 2009 at 7:28 am
(2) Tim Fisher says:

That’s certainly an option… I don’t use IE at all on any of my personal use machines but I do frequently use it for testing and business. IE8 is much better than previous versions but Firefox still wins, hands down, in my opinion.

October 9, 2009 at 6:43 am
(3) Donna says:

Firefox does seem to better then internet explorer, however, as a realtor, I’ve found several of the site I use most often can not be access with firefox, so I still need explorer.

March 16, 2010 at 5:10 pm
(4) Googler says:

Google chrome is my new browser. I say by the end of this year once all the bugs are gone and third person apps have been created a huge shift from fire fox to chrome will happen. Its simple, easy and most important it is fast. Google Chrome OS will eventually start a change in the market like apple did with its computers. Don’t hate IE it is like your grandma she helped take care of you when your a child but know you’ve grown up you want faster, newer, shinier, chromier things.

September 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm
(5) B says:

The issue is some software won’t let you download unless your machine has a certain version of IE or higher. It’s really stupid. Back when I had windows 98, I tried to update from IE 4 to IE 6 and the update almost destroyed my computer. It never ran right after that. Now that I have a new(er) PC, I’m afraid to do the same thing again. I have IE 7, I think. I’m afraid to upgrade it!

I hate computers!!!!!

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