Download Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview: Test IE9 Now

Want to test drive Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and see the new features in the next version. You can download Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview right now and play with the next generation browser features.


Go to the IE9 Test drive area and you can demo several modern features

  • Speed Demos – Take full advantage of your hardware with background compiled JavaScript
  • HTML5 Demos – Deliver rich interoperability with the next generation of Web standards
  • Graphics Demos – Create next-generation experiences with GPU-powered HTML5 graphics

Why is it called platform preview? Internet Explorer Platform Preview is not a full web browser and is only intended to give Web developers an early look at the Web platform technology coming in the next release of Internet Explorer. The Platform Preview is not intended to replace the beta version that will be released as a full browser once the build has reached the customer quality bar for release.

Download Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview. IE9 Platform Preview will install side-by-side with earlier versions of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer Platform Preview requires Windows 7 (x86 or x64) or Windows Vista SP2 (x86 or x64).

For Vista users, Windows Internet Explorer 8 and DirectX 2D (D2D) must be installed on your system. If you’re not already running Internet Explorer 8, download IE8 and install it first. Then install DirectX 2D by installing the Platform Update for Windows Vista, available on Windows Update.

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