Internet Explorer 9 beta update brings stability fix

Yesterday Microsoft released two updates for Internet Explorer 9, including a stability fix for various problems throughout the browser, and another that resolves an issue on 64-bit machines with Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Users with automatic updates enabled will be patched without any action required on their part, any other users who don't should update their Internet Explorer 9 beta now. The first of the two patches is a recommended update for all Internet Explorer 9 users via Windows Update (KB2448827). This update fixes some stability issues in "various scenarios."

The second of the two updates fixes the feedback tool built into IE9. Users running 64-bit machines who also had Windows Live Essentials 2011 installed were unable to run the feedback tool.

Note that this is not an actual build release, but two fixes that resolve issues within the browser, based on user feedback. Microsoft has only released one IE9 beta and 7 platform preview builds thus far.

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I wish there were a ChangeLog. Damnit IE9 has been crashing so hard (BSoD) on my machine, even in Software rendering mode, that I uninstalled it yesterday -.-'

Utopian said,
I wish there were a ChangeLog. Damnit IE9 has been crashing so hard (BSoD) on my machine, even in Software rendering mode, that I uninstalled it yesterday -.-'

BSoD you should check hardware especially RAM and Graphics Card. Software hardly cause BSoD.

satus said,

BSoD you should check hardware especially RAM and Graphics Card. Software hardly cause BSoD.

from my observations, the BSoD happens only when IE9 interacts with other WPF-based applications suchs as the WLE2011 suite or Visual Studio. The problem might be a bad ATi driver, of course; the crash happens often on an ATi related file and often in a DirectX/Direct3D related dll.

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Utopian said,
I wish there were a ChangeLog. Damnit IE9 has been crashing so hard (BSoD) on my machine, even in Software rendering mode, that I uninstalled it yesterday -.-'

It's so annoying that status quo on Microsoft is to pretend changelogs don't exist.
Just dump the output of fixed bugs from your bug tracker already.

I faced very few problems. One standard with "Full Screen" has been fixed. I don't understand what is going wrong by the way. With x64 build SunSpider gives me result: 1280 ms while x86 build 375 ms only! Anyone else ?

Deo Domuique said,
I faced very few problems. One standard with "Full Screen" has been fixed. I don't understand what is going wrong by the way. With x64 build SunSpider gives me result: 1280 ms while x86 build 375 ms only! Anyone else ?

Yea x64 is slower, I filed a connect bug and the IE team said they were looking into it.

Good, I can finally use it Windows 7 running under Paralells without disabling hardware acceleration (as it would just crash before).

That being said, it now freezes while loading pages and scrolling and zooming is unbelievable choppy.

It might be Parallels, but the latest builds of Chrome and Firefox fly, and (before it was released for the Mac) had no problems playing L4D from within Parallells.

virtorio said,
Good, I can finally use it Windows 7 running under Paralells without disabling hardware acceleration (as it would just crash before).

That being said, it now freezes while loading pages and scrolling and zooming is unbelievable choppy.

It might be Parallels, but the latest builds of Chrome and Firefox fly, and (before it was released for the Mac) had no problems playing L4D from within Parallells.

Um, Ok, you do realize that IE9 uses Direct2D and other GPU computing concepts. (Meaning it is using DirectX technologies.)

So without good DirectX support in Paralells that supports certain DX10/WDM 1.1 GPU operations, it might be kind of a mess running in an emulated environment.

When you say the latest builds of Chrome and Firefox fly, Chrome would make sense as their latest test builds are using OpenGL tricks. With the Firefox's builds, if you turn on the Direct2D acceleration features, do they still fly?

Both Curious and would be surprised, since some of the rendering Firefox is doing with Direct2D is not as extensive as IE9 GPU utilization, but still uses DirectX features.

thenetavenger said,

Um, Ok, you do realize that IE9 uses Direct2D and other GPU computing concepts. (Meaning it is using DirectX technologies.)

So without good DirectX support in Paralells that supports certain DX10/WDM 1.1 GPU operations, it might be kind of a mess running in an emulated environment.

When you say the latest builds of Chrome and Firefox fly, Chrome would make sense as their latest test builds are using OpenGL tricks. With the Firefox's builds, if you turn on the Direct2D acceleration features, do they still fly?

Both Curious and would be surprised, since some of the rendering Firefox is doing with Direct2D is not as extensive as IE9 GPU utilization, but still uses DirectX features.


Firefox is slightly slower with hardware acceleration on, but still nothing like IE9, which I would consider almost unusable. Bit of a shame as IE9 performance great when using software rendering.

aftas said,
Is this for the leaked one as well?

Don't think so, I think the leaked build is newer anyways and probably has these updates already in place. That said, it shouldn't be long till we get the RC, lots of people expect it before the holidays, first or 2nd week of Dec I'd say.

Hey can someone verify this for me? Are hulu.com's front page and dominos.com's order page practically unusable using GPU rendering? It could be my video card, but I want to know if anyone else has the same problem.

GaMMa said,
Hey can someone verify this for me? Are hulu.com's front page and dominos.com's order page practically unusable using GPU rendering? It could be my video card, but I want to know if anyone else has the same problem.

I have no proglem with Domino's Pizza site; W7 64.

I would kinda like the ability to add web feeds to IE. Can't seem to find it in IE9. I usually prefer to read my feeds in Windows Live Mail.

Quikboy said,
I would kinda like the ability to add web feeds to IE. Can't seem to find it in IE9. I usually prefer to read my feeds in Windows Live Mail.

You need to right-click on the Favorites button and enable the "Command bar", then you will see the "RSS Feed" or "Web Slice" icon for the current website.

Quikboy said,
I would kinda like the ability to add web feeds to IE. Can't seem to find it in IE9. I usually prefer to read my feeds in Windows Live Mail.

If you browse to the Feed, at the top of the page itself, there will be a box, explaining what a feed is with a link saying, "Subscribe to this feed" at the bottom of the box.

Just click that link, and the 'Add to Feeds' dialog appears.

To further manage your Feeds, you can access them to view them or remove them, etc from the Favorites button (the Star Icon). One of the tabs in the drop down pane is 'Feeds'.

If this doesn't help, give me a bit more info of what you are trying to do and what is or isn't working.

I have just 1 problem with IE 9. It started very slowly for the first time after each boot, 'til I had to kill the process and make it reload the page. xD But the new update fixed it.

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