No Windows XP And Vista SP1 Support For IE9
By on March 18th, 2010

At MIX 10 Microsoft released a Platform Preview version of Internet Explorer’s latest version. The browser shows a lot of promise with a high ACID3 score compared to previous versions and that shown at PDC09, support for CSS 3, HTML 5 and Hardware Acceleration. The FAQ page of the the IE9 Platform Preview has the following:

Q. Does Platform Preview run on Windows XP?

A. No. Internet Explorer 9′s GPU-powered graphics take advantage of new technologies available in Windows 7 and back-ported only to Windows Vista. These technologies depend on advancements in the display driver model introduced first in Windows Vista.

According to an interview on in a QnA with the press Dean Hachamovitch confirmed that Internet Explorer Platform Preview only supports Vista SP2 and above, which is effectively Vista SP2 and Windows 7 RTM. The final versions of Internet Explorer 9 will not be supporting anything below Vista SP2 as well. The reason as stated is the GPU powered hardware acceleration that IE9 uses for a rich graphics experience.

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  • http://bit.ly/b33w33 bee

    IE is sucks…

  • http://dtechwiz.blogspot.com Karthik Prabhu

    Yeah.. I just downloaded to check the new features in it.. But couldn't install as it supports on Vista SP2.. But that doesn't matter as i still hate IE and i prefer using my Mozilla Firefox..

 
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