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Frequently Asked Questions on Upgrading to Internet Explorer 9

  1. How do I upgrade to IE9 if I am not subscribed for automatic updates?

  2. Do I want to help improve Internet Explorer?
  3. Should I select "Install Updates"?

  4. What are all these pop-ups when I try to run IE 8?  What is it asking me to do, and what settings does OIT recommend?

Question: How do I upgrade to IE9 if I am not subscribed for automatic updates?

Users can download it through Windows Updates or from Microsoft's Website.

Question: Do I want to help improve Internet Explorer?

OIT suggest selecting "I do not want to participate right now".

Question: Should I select "Install Updates"?

This should be updated, as it helps protect your computer from malicious websites.

Question: What are all these pop-ups when I try to run IE 8?  What is it asking me to do, and what settings does OIT recommend?

After running IE 9 for the first time, you are prompted to configure it.  OIT sets the following configurations:

IE 8 Suggested Sites Question

IE 8 Default Settings Question