Matt Farrington-Smith
02/08/2011 14:55 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, MSN Tech & Gadgets

Which version of Internet Explorer?

Which version of Internet Explorer you install is largely dependent on your operating system. We guide you through the best options.

Depending on your operating system you can install our new Windows Internet Explorer 9 Beta.

Which version should I get?

Windows 7 and Vista users can download the latest version of Internet Explorer 9 today. For those of you still running the antiquated Internet Explorer 6 it's high-time you upgrade and get your browser bang up-to-date.

I'm using Windows 7

If you're a user of Microsoft's latest operating system you will be able to take advantage of all of the new features and enhanced performance offered by Internet Explorer 9.

Visit our Internet Explorer 9 page

I'm using Windows Vista

Like Windows 7 you will also be able to download Internet Explorer 9.

Visit our Internet Explorer 9 page

I'm using Windows XP

Many Windows XP users will probably still be running Internet Explorer 6 and in this case you are limited in your browser options. The best choice for you will be to download Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 8 offers you many benefits over IE6 and will also help to prevent your computer from vulnerabilities and sophisticated virus/malware attacks.

Microsoft released the last update for Internet Explorer 6 in 2008. It will continue to support the browser until 2014 when it will be discontinued.

Download Internet Explorer 8

Editor recommendations

For the best internet experience you should always run the latest software. And if your computer can handle it, why not download Internet Explorer 9 and take it for a spin? If not we urge you to at least upgrade your browser to version 8 as this will more-than adequately protect you from the perils of the world-wide-web and provide you with an enjoyable internet experience.

Download Internet Explorer 9 for free

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