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No, Microsoft no longer supports this version of Internet Explorer. This was announced on January 12th 2016, when Microsoft said that they would no longer be supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. This means that Microsoft will no longer offer support or security updates for this software.
No, this version of Internet Explorer is not compatible with Windows XP, as it has security and graphics functionality that requires components which are not available on Windows XP, an operating system that was first released in 2001.
Yes, this version of Internet Explorer is compatible with Windows Vista. This is because the various functionalities contained within IE9 are in sync with the software that runs Windows Vista. However, it should be noted that this is the last version of Internet Explorer that runs on Windows Vista.
Yes, the program, which was released in March 2011, is completely free to download. There are no extra features that can be paid for, either.
Yes, the program is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit. However, it is no longer supported by Microsoft in terms of security software and updates.
As of January 2016, there will be no further updates to this version of Internet Explorer. This is because Microsoft believe the software is of a sufficiently advanced age that the majority of web users no longer use this particular program.
This version of Internet Explorer can be downloaded and installed on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Phone. However, it is not available for newer operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10. Neither is it available for older operating systems such as Windows XP and the ones that predate that.
To delete browsing history, you click the 'favourites' button, select the 'history' tab by right-clicking, and then select the 'delete' option. Alternatively you can use the keyboard shortcut of holding 'ctrl' and hitting the 'h' key to bring up the history menu. Doing this is important for security reasons.
It is completely safe to download and install, as the file is malware and virus-free. However, as Microsoft no longer offer security updates for it, users should be careful when browsing the web.